To keep her husband's memory alive, the widow of a Lakewood police officer is giving back to the community that helped her in her time of need.
Officer James Davies left behind his wife Tami, daughter Chloe and son Ethan. After Davies' death, they worked with an organization called Judi's House, which offers assistance to grieving children and families.
"He was the best father, I think. These two are missing out on what a man he is right now," Tami Davies said.
Judi's House was started by former Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese in memory of his mother. She died when the young athlete was 12-years-old.
Chloe Davies made a frame to house a photo of her father, helping to turn sadness and frustration into a positive project.
"I think having her deal with her grief now rather than hold it all in is something that is good," Davies said. "Every time we left, (Chloe) said, 'When are we going back to Judi's House?"
Now, the Davies family is giving back to the charity that helped them. The James Davies Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament began last year, with the help of Wrigley's Chicago Bar and Grill in Golden. The tournament will raise funds for two $5,500 scholarships to help other Judi's House families who need help.
"I just want something for people to remember him every year," said Tami. "I don't want people to forget what a wonderful man he was.
The scholarships could be used for education, or to supplement life insurance.
This year, the memorial golf tournament will be held on June 22 at Applewood Golf Course in Golden. Tee off time will be 7:30 a.m.
Each player will pay a $90 entry fee, with $20 of that going toward the scholarships. The rest of the fee covers 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, range balls, drink tickets and a BBQ lunch complete with drinks, prizes and live music.
To register, complete this form with the name and phone number of each member of your foursome. Bring the entry stub to Wrigley's Bar and Grill, at 18200 W. Colfax Ave. in Golden. Entry form: http://media.thedenverchannel.com/documents/2nd_annual_james_davies.pdf