Kickball beneficiary announced |

Kickball beneficiary announced

Daily Staff Writer

Young adults with cancer from around the country will benefit from the Third Annual Evans Chaffee Kickball Classic and Pancake Breakfast. All proceeds from this event will go to support First Descents, a free, seven-day kayak camp for young adults with cancer. First Descents was started by professional kayaker and Nike ACG athlete Brad Ludden in 2001 and uses kayaking and other outdoor activities to help campers battle the challenges of living with cancer.”I have always said that First Descents belongs to the people of the Vail Valley, because without their support, the camp wouldn’t happen,” said Brad Ludden, founder of First Descents. “By selecting First Descents to be the beneficiary for the Kickball Classic, Evans Chaffee has reiterated that support and we couldn’t be happier or more proud to be a part of such a wonderful event.”This year’s event will be held on August 21 at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. As space fills up quickly for this increasingly-popular event, organizations and individuals are encouraged to call Evans Chaffee as soon as possible to register a kickball team. Due to popular demand, this year will be a double elimination tournament. “Choosing a beneficiary is always a difficult task, as every candidate is worthy of needed support,” said Beth Christie, business manager for Evans Chaffee and event coordinator. “First Descents was our choice because of the rewarding experience it gives to cancer patients who desperately need hope and positive feedback in their lives, and the organizations growing need for awareness and increased support from our community.” Corporate sponsors and volunteers are also needed to help with this event. Anyone interested in donating food or funds for the pancake breakfast, sponsoring team T-shirts, event banners or other items; or volunteering to help with activities during the day should contact Beth Christie at Evans Chaffee at 845-0466.More information about this event will soon be available at

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