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Kickballers raise cash for campers

Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily Adults got nostalgic - and competitive - in the kickball games.

EAGLE-VAIL – Dark clouds and threats of rain didn’t stop grown-ups from all over the valley from enjoying a nostalgic day of kickball at the third annual Evans Chaffee Kickball Classic & Pancake Breakfast, Aug. 21. Over 200 people competed in a kickball tournament and dozens more ate pancakes and sausage straight off the griddle, and burgers and dogs from the grill, all in an effort to raise funds for First Descents, a camp where young people with cancer learn to kayak. More than $10,000 was raised.

“It is amazing to see how this event grows every year because of the tremendous support from our community,” said Michele Evans, president of Evans Chaffee. “All of us at Evans Chaffee and First Descents extend a heart-felt thanks to all the participants, sponsors, donors and event coordinators for showing how much the Vail Valley cares.” The two teams facing off for the finals were The Devil Rays sponsored by Long’s Excavation and The Playboy Palace Players. The Devil Rays emerged as the 2004 Kickball Classic champions.

Slifer Designs earned the third place Trophy. All activities took place at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion and soccer fields. Breakfast was hosted by the Edwards Building Center. The Mustang Bar & Grill sponsored and served the barbecue lunch.

Organizations participating in the kickball tournament included: Gallegos, EC Electric, Long’s Excavation, G.H. Daniels, Sonnenalp, Slifer Designs, S2M, Colorado Mountain College, David Brennen Masonry and HR Plus. Other activities at this year’s event included live entertainment all afternoon by local band Those 3 Guys. Drawings were held for ski tickets and golf passes donated by Dundee Realty USA, LLC, sunglasses donated by Optic Nerve, T-shirts donated by Mountain Quest in Edwards, a theater system donated by InVision Communications, and a guitar donated by Good Vibrations. Evans Chaffee specializes in multi-million dollar resort properties, private residences, and remodeling/home improvement projects. For more information, visit

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