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Vail Board of Realtors’ golf tournament raises $28,000

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EAGLE COUNTY — June 8 marked the third annual Vail Board of Realtors Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser at Frost Creek near Eagle. The event raised $28,191 for the foundation, a 501c3, nonprofit organization that acts independently of the Vail Board of Realtors and supports charitable groups throughout the Vail Valley.

"This organization has an important mission to serve Vail Valley residents in times of need," foundation chairman Michael Slevin said. "Realtors are a vital part of this valley so we developed a way for them to give back. We strive to assist the community and association members in the event of a catastrophic illness or accident, and to enhance the quality of life through need-based financial assistance, nonprofit support, education, disaster relief and housing-related initiatives while promoting volunteerism."

Full of Fun ways to Win

The tournament was full of fun ways to win throughout the day. There were six opportunities to win hole-in-one and closest to the pin prizes on all of the par 3 holes, with Stevenson Lexus providing a car prize on one hole.

“Realtors are a vital part of this valley so we developed a way for them to give back. We strive to assist the community and association members in the event of a catastrophic illness or accident, and to enhance the quality of life through need-based financial assistance.”Michael SlevinChairman, Vail Board of Realtors Foundation

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Other prizes included a set of golf clubs and a cruise for two. Each participant was also entered to win one of several door prizes including gift certificates to restaurants and a grand door prize of a two-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Vail, valued at $2,000.

The big winners were members of Team Land Title, Trevor Theelke, Mike Spear, Scot Webster and Ed Levy, who was unable to play at the last minute due to a medical issue. Even a man down, the Land Title team still took the win. Fittingly, the team won a foursome play at Cordillera Golf Club.

Realtor Gary Pesso, who has managed the event since its inception, thanked the other members of the organizing committee for their help in presenting a successful event.

"I couldn't have done it without their help," Pesso said. "We had so much more momentum this year. The event was top quality, particularly for the value."

Go to http://www.VBR.net for more information about the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation.