Colorado Springs, Colo. (Vocus) September 5, 2008
Over Labor Day weekend, more than 8,300 people walked The BROADMOOR's West Golf Course at the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Concours d'Elegance where the first-ever ''Mike Dimond Memorial Trophy'' was awarded to a 1958 Corvette Roadster owned by Bob and Elaine McFarlane of Denver, Colorado. The trophy was presented by Lou Dimond, Mike Dimond's wife, to the vehicle with the most flair and personality in a field containing some of the finest antique, classic, historic race cars, limited production sports cars and vintage motorcycles from all over the United States.
Dimond was instrumental in the development and marketing of the dynamic weekend of activities that surrounds the event. His passion about the Concourse d'Elegance was not limited to his love for classic cars. He was most taken by the philanthropic nature of the event that raises money for charities including the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, Sunny Vista Living Center and The Iacocca Foundation.
At a Saturday evening gala, $2,000 was raised in a silent auction for the ''Mike Dimond HSMAI Foundation Scholarship Fund''. It was established to continue the legacy of this remarkable leader who passed away June 23, 2008 after suffering a heart attack. Widely recognized as one of the top hotel marketing executives in the nation, Dimond's career spanned over four decades. He retired from The BROADMOOR as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2006 and was one of the most celebrated leaders in the leisure and hospitality industry.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.hsmaifoundation.org or call 703.506.3280. For more information on the Rocky Mountain Concours d'Elegance, please visit. http://www.rmconcours.com .
The BROADMOOR is the longest consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star awards. For more information regarding The BROADMOOR please call 800.634.7711, or visit http://www.broadmoor.com .