Inspirato to sponsor Colorado Open golf tournament

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LPGA Tour golfer Jennifer Kupcho and 2021 Colorado Open champion Savannah Vilaubi virtually chat with Inspirato CEO Brent Handler, Inspirato executive vice president Michele Delman and Colorado Open Golf Foundation board chairwoman Molly Greenblatt during a press conference in March. Lucas High/BizWest

Inspirato is spending some of that IPO money.

The travel club, which went public earlier this year, is now sponsoring the Colorado Open, a professional golf tournament held at Green Valley Ranch over the summer.

Inspirato will pay $250,000 each for the men’s and women’s tournaments. The champions will take home $100,000, double last year’s prize for the women’s open winner.

“I could buy twice as much ramen!” 2021 Colorado Open champion Savannah Vilaubi said, joking about the grind touring players experience.

“It’s so exciting. Equal pay in women’s sports is such a hot topic, such an important topic,” Inspirato executive vice president Michele Delman said. “I couldn’t be more proud of being part of a company that’s making something like this a reality.”

The 58th men’s Colorado Open is set for July 21 through July 24 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, and the 28th women’s event is set for June 1 through June 3 at the same location.

Qualifying events will be held throughout the Front Range in advance of the tournaments.

 

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LPGA Tour golfer Jennifer Kupcho and 2021 Colorado Open champion Savannah Vilaubi virtually chat with Inspirato CEO Brent Handler, Inspirato executive vice president Michele Delman and Colorado Open Golf Foundation board chairwoman Molly Greenblatt during a press conference in March. Lucas High/BizWest

Inspirato will pay $250,000 each for the men’s and women’s tournaments. The champions will take home $100,000, double last year’s prize for the women’s open winner.

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