Original Cigar Open 2006 Partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation®

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Industry leading vendors team up with Original Cigar and Make-A-Wish Foundation® to help grant wishes for children in Colorado.

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The Original Cigar Store and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado announce the Original Cigar Open an annual golf tournament to benefit the children of Colorado to be held at Legacy Ridge Golf Course in Westminster Colorado on August 20th and 21st 2006.

“We are very proud to host this event, it’s an excellent way for us to give back to our community and bring cigar lovers and golfers together to support a great charity,” said Rick Karlin, CEO and Founder of the Original Cigar Store. “We want to thank all of the customers, vendors and partners who are making this event such as success.”

400 golfers will play during the two day tournament that is expected to raise $25,000 dollars for the charity. Cigar industry leaders Alec Bradley, Altadas, Ashton, Camacho, CAO, Cusano, Davidoff, Drew Estate, La Aurora, La Flor Dominicana, Miami Cigar, Perdomo, Rocky Patel, Torano and Troya have joined the cause with each company sponsoring a hole and contributing to the silent auction.

For ticket and sponsorship information contact Sean Gordon at 303-430-7446.

About Original Cigar

The Original Cigar Store offers Denver's most complete selection of premium hand rolled cigars. Founder Rick Karlin leads a knowledgeable and friendly staff dedicated to serving the needs of novice smokers and experts alike. Over 3,000 cigars are proudly displayed in the state of the art walk-in humidor. Original Cigar is also the home of La Pura Vida Social Club a members' only cigar club and lounge dedicated to “Bringing Back Old Traditions and Meeting New Friends.” For more information, visit the website at http://www.theoriginalcigar.com.

About Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded in 1983, the Foundation has granted more than 2,400 wishes to eligible Colorado children. The Colorado chapter is part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with 71 chapters in the United States and its territories, and 27 international affiliates on five continents. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, visit http://www.wishcolorado.org.


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