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Foundations raising money for injured trooper

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Eugene Hofacker

EAGLE COUNTY — The Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation has offered to match dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 to help local charities through their Live Local & Give Local Summer Match Madness.

The Vail Valley Charitable Fund recently gave a grant to local Colorado State Patrol Trooper Eugene Hofacker to help with medical bills after being shot by a convicted felon on the side of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon on May 8, 2014. Hofacker's next surgery will cost at least $20,000. The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is asking for your help. Together with the Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation, the foundation hopes to raise the money necessary for Hofacker to have this surgery and to help him on the path to healing.

To donate, or to learn more, go to  http://www.ssffoundation.org.

For more information about the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, email Lauren Emenaker, lauren@vvcf.org.