Hoedown hopes to raise money for kids’ programs | VailDaily.com

Hoedown hopes to raise money for kids’ programs

Daily Staff Writer

EAGLE COUNTY – East West Partners – along with its sister companies, Slifer, Smith and Frampton Real Estate, East West Technology, Colorado Mountain Express, Allegria Spa and East West Resorts – are hosting the fourth annual East West Hoedown at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, Saturday. The primary beneficiary this year is the Eagle Care Medical Clinic. First Descents and the Snowboard Outreach Society have also been selected as beneficiaries. Beneficiaries of the event must have youth programs.Last year, the benefit raised over $35,000 for The Resource Center of Eagle County, CASA, the Snowboard Outreach Society and the Eagle Care Medical Clinic.The Eagle Care Medical Clinic provides health care to under-insured and un-insured people who live or work in Eagle County. Organizers of the hoedown aim to donate over $20,000 to the clinic so it can have a pediatric nurse practitioner one additional day a week. This would accommodate 500 more visits to the clinic. Organizers hope to donate close to $5,000 each to the Snowboard Outreach Society and First Descents.The Snowboard Outreach Society is a nonprofit organization that tries to help underprivileged youth in Eagle County improve their grades by learning to snowboard. First Descents, founded and operated by professional kayaker Brad Ludden, is a kayak camp for cancer patients aged 15 to 25.

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