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Golfers raise $25,000 for Vail Academy

Carolyn Pope

WOLCOTT – A beautiful spring day and lush greens perfected by the Red Sky Ranch Golf Club were the backdrop for Vail Academy’s second annual golf tournament. Formally knows as Eagle Valley Christian Academy, the Eagle-Vail school will be celebrating its 10th year. The school has in their brand new digs, which opened in February. The school’s goals are to nurture students with attention, ethical guidance and academic opportunities. The day started with a bang as Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and Community Concepts popped Dom Perignon in celebration of Red Sky’s newest development, the Custom Collection. The players teed up on the Greg Norman Course. Jamie Allen, along with Ron, Matt and Laurie Iverson, came in with first net, followed by their associates, Dave and Jen Adkins, Eric Lyon and Scott Meichtry who won first gross. Not only did the winning teams with low scores receive awards, but the teams with the highest scores also walked away with just what they needed – free golf lessons. But their names will certainly not be mentioned in my column! Colorado Business Bank, Red Sky Ranch Golf Club, Mitch and Leanne Perry and Ron and Kathy Iverson were gold sponsors of the tournament, which raised over $25,000 for the Vail Academy students. ==========================================Heard at high altitude We have quite the fashion dude among us. Recently, Erik Sale was tapped to compete for “best dressed male” for Esquire magazine. It happened quite innocently – he was shopping in Denver and someone asked him if he was already in the contest. He made it into the final 10, which included competitors from Los Angeles, New York and Chicago… and who said men from Vail don’t know how to dress?==========================================On the social radarCheck out some of the Vail Symposium’s upcoming events: On July 31, local Randy Milhoan hosts “Trash or Treasure? A Creative Arts Workshop.” That’s followed by Jennifer Jordan on August 4, speaking on “Women of K2: Risk, Reward and Passion,” a National Geographic documentary and presentation. For more information, contact the Vail Symposium at 476-0954 or info@vailsymposium.org==========================================Vail, Colorado


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