Flying Horse donates $50K to fire recovery efforts

The Club at Flying Horse has donated $50,000 in golf tournament proceeds to help two community organizations with fire recovery efforts in the Black Forest area.

“Due to the generous support of club members, business owners, and vendor partners we were able to raise $50,000 to benefit the Black Forest Fire Department and Care and Share of Southern Colorado, each will receive a check in the amount of $25,000,” according to a Flying Horse news release.

The checks were presented to representatives from each organization during an event Tuesday afternoon at the private facility in northern Colorado Springs.

The gift was funded by the Black Forest Recovery Fund Benefit Golf Tournament, which the club hosted at its 18-hole course. The release said that Seven Arrows Gallery, Allegra Colorado Springs and WaterStone helped the club cover tournament expenses so that 100 percent of the funds raised could be directed to those agencies.

“On Tuesday, June 11, our community was devastated by the Black Forest Fire that ravaged the landscape and impacted our area in ways that cannot be changed overnight,” the release said. “As a vital part of the northern Colorado Springs community, The Club at Flying Horse hosted a golf tournament in the days following the fire to benefit two agencies affected by the Black Forest Fire.”

The club is located at 1880 Weiskopf Point, directly west of the fire-affected portion of El Paso County.