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Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club hosts Casino Night on Oct. 12

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Casino Night on Thursday, Oct. 12, will feature "gambling," drinking, eating, dancing and rubbing elbows with sports stars both professional and local.

VAIL — Local hockey club the Vail Mountaineers is rolling the dice and hosting a fun Casino Night on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Donovan Pavilion in Vail.

This 21-and-older party will help raise much needed funds to keep club costs down for local kids and families. The Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club's new director, Zach Blom, is looking forward to his first fundraiser with the club.

"This is an exciting time for our club," Blom said. "VMHC has had a huge influx of local youth playing hockey, and our club has grown to over 180 skaters. With this new resurgence of participation, we want to do everything we can to keep our costs and fees affordable and accessible for local youth who want to play hockey."

Attendees of Casino Night can expect "gambling," drinking, eating, dancing and rubbing elbows with sports stars both professional and local.

Sports Stars

NFL alumni Broncos Dave Studdard, Ron Egloff, Mark Jackson and Rueben Droughns will be getting into the festive spirit by helping man some of the tables. NHL alumni Avalanche players Rick Berry and John-Michael Liles will also help bring the luck. Players from the Vail Yeti, the local hockey semi-pro team, will also be on hand.

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Food is being provided by the Vail Chophouse, Garfinkel's, Sundae, Moe's Original Bar B Que and Bob's Place.

Sponsorships are available and the more you sponsor the more is hosted. There are VIP red carpet areas for those wanting table service with each participants first round of chips included in their ticket price. The silent auction will include items from staycations in Vail to restaurant gift certificates and activities and trips outside the valley.

"We just want to host a fun night for the community that benefits our young hockey players who love the sport so much," said Casino Night organizer and VMHC board member Charla Blizzard. "We are betting it all on a great turnout and community support, we know it will be a great night."

Tickets are $60 per person or $95 when you buy two at a time. For more information about Casino Night or to purchase tickets and sponsorships that are still available, visit topshelf casino.eventzilla.net or call the club at 970-387-8642.

About the Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club

The Vail Mountaineers Hockey Club is a nonprofit youth hockey organization dedicated to teaching the sport of hockey both recreational and competitive to Eagle County's youth ages 8 to 15.

The club's mission is "changing the world by changing ourselves, changing ourselves through devotion to each other."

Vail Mountain Hockey Club is located in Vail at Dobson Ice Arena. Contact the club at 970-387-8642 or by visiting http://www.vailmountaineers.com.