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Golfing for charity

Representing the Sonnenalp Golf Club in the summer’s women’s Inter-Club matches against Beaver Creek, Country Club of the Rockies and Cordillera, the Sonnenalp Ladies came out as the overall winners. They have donated their prize money of $1000 to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. The participants were Vicki Logan, Cornelia Kraft, Aimee Snyder, Bobbi Hagerman, Connie Powers, Happy Power, Ann Frein, Sigrid Whitman, Arlene Pluth, Tamara Cartmill, Janet Rey and Patty Cuny.

Be a special volunteer

The good folks who run the Special Olympics are looking for volunteers to work with our local Special Olympics athletes at Sunday trainings. You’ll be on duty January and February for alpine, snowshoe, and someone to guide a sit skier. They’ll train you. Snowshoe practices are flexible. They’re also looking for volunteers for the swim team. Sign up right now. For more info please call Donna at 949-6647.

Turkey Trot for charity

The Vail Athletic Club’s Charity Turkey Trot is Dec. 1. It’s a benefit for Roger Pepper Adventure Camps, founded by local artist Allison Massari to build the confidence of young burn survivors by introducing them to the thrill of outdoor adventure. The camps now work in conjunction with the Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center to host two week-long camps each year. Call Shannon Galpin at the Vail Athletic Club, 476-0700 or 376-0754, or e-mail pilates@bigfoot.com. Registration is 8 a.m. that day, or preregister. The races (10K, and 5K) start at 10 a.m., and the raffle is at noon.

We need stories that could be true

Our Personal Powers That Be at the Vail Daily have decreed that we’ll be doing a commemorative edition for Vail’s Founders Day celebration. We need stuff right away. Give us a call at 949-0555, ext. 615, or e-mail us at towntalk@vaildaily.com.

Toys for Tots needs you

Christmas in the Eagle River Valley is a difficult time for many families. Please help out by donating a $10 toy, game or appropriate gift for a child or teen. Cash donations are deposited in a Toys for Tots Toy Fund. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to involve employees by asking for donations at company parties. You can drop off donations at City Market, Safeway, Columbine Market, the Eagle Pharmacy, all local banks, or any emergency service agency. Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army will make certain that deserving youth in the valley will receive your gifts. For details or more information, call the Salvation Army, any emergency service agency, or Toys for Tots chairman, Nick Frenze at 524-7705.

God loves a Harley

The Eagle Valley Christian Academy (EVCA) is providing academic excellence for pre-K through eigth grade, and now wants to help provide automotive excellence. That’s why they’re raffling off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle FXSTC Softail Custom in creampuff condition ($17,000 value). Second prize is a vacation package at Big Horn Resort in Wyoming ($1,000 value), and third prize is for a custom piece of Alpine Gold Jewelry, Beaver Creek ($450 value). Tickets are being sold at the school on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail (Vail Bible Church), the Minturn Market and various other venues. You can also get tickets by mailing a check or money order to EVCA, PO Box 1980, Avon, CO 81620.

Ticket prices are $30 for one or $150 for a six-pack. The drawing will be

held at the school on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.


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