Colorado Classic raises $100,000 to fight arthritis |

Colorado Classic raises $100,000 to fight arthritis

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EAGLE COUNTY – Efforts to cure degenerative arthritis received a dose of much-needed funding from the annual Steadman-Hawkins Colorado Classic, which raised $100,000 for ongoing research into a disease that afflicts one out of every three Americans.Held Aug. 14 to 16, the Colorado Classic combined an evening of fine dining with the Colorado Classic Golf Tournament.The Colorado Evening Winemaker Dinner kicked off the festivities at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. Nine Vail Valley’s participated, including Beano’s Cabin, The French Press, Grouse Mountain Grill, Larkspur, La Tour, Remington’s at the Ritz, Splendido, Terra Bistro Restaurant and The Wildflower.The golf tournament took place at the Sonnenalp Golf Club. An 18-under-par round of 52.80 propelled the team of Jack Cahill, John Winslow, William Page and Marilee Horan to the top of the leader board as the foursome, along with pro captain Matt Lodwick, captured top team honors. Eagle-Vail golf pro Ray Zack recorded the best pro score with a 1-under-par 70.Colorado Classic participants included a foursome of former U.S. Ski Team greats, including 1984 Olympic Slalom gold medalist Phil Mahre, twin brother and 1984 Olympic Slalom silver medalist Steve Mahre, 1976 Olympic Downhill bronze medalist Cindy Nelson and downhill racer and coach Moose Barrows.Founded in 1988 by orthopedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman, the nonprofit Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation is a medical research and education organization.To Learn MoreFor additional information on the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation or the Colorado Classic, contact (970) 479-5809.Vail, Colorado

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