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Group aims to fund Eagle Valley High School activities

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – A group of Eagle Valley High School parents of past, present and future Devils, alumni, and community members have launched the Eagle Valley High School Foundation in Eagle County.

Their motto is “Weaving a Strong Community of Support,” and they’re aiming to create an endowment fund that will be used to support student activities, both athletic and academic.

Mark Strakbein, principal of Eagle Valley High School, is a member of the Foundation Board and the recipient of the 2009-10 Colorado High School Principal of the Year Award.

“I am proud that our parents, alumni and community are taking measures to ensure that we can offer our students ‘the best of the best’ in their young lives,” Strakbein said. “If we can offer them access to outstanding activities and programs, we are creating a rich high school experience for many of them and fostering growth of immeasurable confidence.”

The EVHS Foundation Board is asking the Eagle Valley community to support the nonprofit with contributions of both volunteer time and financial donations. The EVHS Foundation is offering many levels of financial “sponsorships” to businesses. Their kick-off event, a dinner-dance gala in February, will be titled “Fire and Ice” and will be held at Eagle’s Adam’s Rib Ranch.

For more details about how you can help support the EVHS Foundation, call Jill Smirl at 970-376-1282 or Laurie Asmussen at 970-376-3756.

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