When Colorado cannabis sector executive Jason Margolies passed away in August, it was extra of a “see you later” rather of a complete “goodbye” for numerous of his buddies and loved ones. And Margolies is nonetheless bringing people today with each other.
The Kickin’ Cancer’s Ass Jason Margolies Golf Tournament will return for a second year on Monday, October 14. Initially founded by Margolies’s buddies to enable him cover the price of his fight against stage-4 colon cancer, the charity golf tournament is now held in his name to enable other people fighting illness spend for their healthcare bills.
For Jason’s brother, Ari Margolies, the tournament is a opportunity to meet some of the people today Jason impacted the most. “It was all as well quick. He loved a lot of people today, and they loved him,” he says.
Ari and Jason had been estranged for numerous years just after a soured small business venture, he says, but the tone of their partnership shifted throughout Jason’s illness. The Margolies brothers had been united once again — and by that point, that is all that mattered, Ari explains.
“No one particular knew what the outcome was going to be. We had been hunting for answers. He necessary chemotherapy to reside, but the chemo would’ve killed him. So we moved him to hospice,” Ari remembers. “And even in all the pain he was going via — figuring out he was going to die — he’s asking me if there is something he can do to enable with a rental scam I’d just been via.”
Considering the fact that Jason’s passing, Ari has met numerous of his brother’s buddies and colleagues in the cannabis sector. So far, these connections have been incredibly challenging…but also essential, he says. Through a current Sensi Magazine occasion in Denver for the cannabis sector, Ari pretty much broke down just after encountering some of Jason’s closest buddies.
“I went back in the vehicle, and I wanted to go house. I just didn’t know if I could do it. But I did, and I met so numerous good people today. I will go via the exact same factor on Monday,” he says. “I definitely have a lot of anxiousness, but it aids with closure. I will get to meet the people today he permitted in his life.”
Men and women like Kevin Sterbakov, a buddy and occasional roommate of Jason’s for more than seven years, as effectively as an executor of his will. According to Sterbakov, Jason was one particular of the principal motives why Green Dot Labs hired him for his present courier position.
“I got into operating there mainly because of Jason,” he remembers. “I was driving Uber for a although, and Jason went to perform for Green Dot, so I began performing some deliveries, and then they supplied me the job.”
Sterbakov and a lot of other people in the cannabis sector will be at Englewood’s Meridian Golf Club on October 14, which includes representatives of sponsors such as A Reduce Above dispensary, Grassroots clothes, Incredibles and Green Dot Labs, Jason’s former employer.
According to occasion organizer Amy Sharpe, who was also a close buddy of Jason, proceeds from this year’s tournament will advantage 3 people with steep healthcare bills connected to Lyme illness, cancer and autoimmune problems.
“The thrilling component is that we have so numerous sponsors who jumped in,” she says. “It really is overwhelming, the effect Jason had on this sector. It really is thoughts-blowing that one particular person had the effect that he did. Absolutely everyone normally says how he’s the nicest guy, and how he pushed them to do greater.”
In addition to the golf tournament, there will be driving and placing challenges, raffles and extra activities for these who never want to swing clubs all day. Cannabis use will also be permitted on the course, according to Sharpe, as the occasion is privately ticketed and only open to guests who are at least 21.
The price is $220 for a single entry $1,000 for a group of 4 and $42 for a spectator. Come across out extra and register right here.