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As cannabis consumption becomes more and more mainstream, it will be included in many more traditional events. One of the latest is golf tournaments. The Ricky Williams Laurel Rosebud Gold Invitational will happen on July 11, 2016 in Broomfield, Colorado. If you want to participate in a Colorado cannabis invitational golf tournament, you have exactly four days left to reserve your spot! While you may have toked up before heading out on the green before, this golf tournament is for a great cause – to gather funding for a push to reschedule cannabis so it can be researched and created into medicines to “further the common good and general welfare” of our communities.

Who is Ricky Williams?

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Ricky Williams was born in San Diego, California, and a first round draft pick for the University of Texas where he was a two-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 1998. In 2002, he was the NFL rushing yards leader, and his total career rushing yards were 10,009, with 66 rushing touchdowns. Williams was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1999 and was then traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2002. Williams also played with the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 and is currently a football analyst for the Longhorn Network on ESPN. Williams was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015. Williams has studied Ayurveda, an ancient Indian holistic medicine practice, and is a certified yoga instructor. He officially retired from the NFL on February 7, 2012, and has long been an advocate of medical cannabis. Williams suffers from social anxiety disorder, and contributed this personal story to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Williams stated, “I have a change to reach out to people and let them know what I’ve been through and how treatment has made my life so much better.” Cannabis was a part of his treatment at one time, and he fully supports and advocates for its consumption for patients who benefit from it. Williams is also planning to open a cannabis friendly gym, where members are allowed to consume cannabis during their workout.

What is the Ricky Williams Laurel Rosebud Gold Invitational Golf Tournament

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Ricky Williams and The Laurel Rosebud Foundation have announced their partnership to benefit the foundation’s mission and further the progression of cannabis law through the golf tournament. The festivities will begin on Sunday, July 10, 2016, with a VIP cocktail event from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and a Players Cocktail Event which goes until 9:00 p.m. The golf tournament will be held on July 11, 2016, at the Omni Interlocken Golf Course at 800 Eldorado Boulevard in Broomfield, Colorado, at 12:00 p.m. Following registration, tee times will begin at 1:00 p.m. After the tournament, dinner, an awards ceremony, and an auction will be held. The celebration will continue in downtown Denver , where Ricky Williams will announce “some exciting news.” For more information, call the Omni Interlocken at (303) 464-9000, where rooms are available at special pricing for a limited time. To register for the tournament, click here.

The Omni Interlocken Hotel Golf Resort is at the base of the soaring Rocky Mountains, with a regal view of the Flatirons and the Front Range of Colorado. The 27-hole championship golf course is challenging and lush, with over four hundred feet of elevation changes. The course was designed in 1981 by U.S. Open Champion and PGA Senior Tour player David Graham, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015. The course ranked third in the Best Resort Courses of Colorado survey. Come on out in support of cannabis, NFL players, those with social anxiety disorders, and better laws that allow more patient access to cannabis! Enjoy the drinks, the scenery, the company, and of course the game as you wind your way through this gorgeous golf course and to its exciting conclusion with Ricky Williams in downtown Denver.

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