Letter: Fundraiser success for Jack’s Place | VailDaily.com

Letter: Fundraiser success for Jack’s Place

Brandon Mays
Jack's Place, House Manager
Vail, CO Colorado

On February 10, the Game Creek Club hosted its third annual fundraiser for Jack’s Place – a cancer caring home. The turnout was impressive and a substantial amount of money was raised to go directly toward the operations of Jack’s Place. This caring home relies completely on donations from individuals and businesses in this and surrounding communities for its operating budget. The money raised from the Game Creek Club Event represents almost one quarter of what is required for this home-away-from-home to serve cancer patients throughout the year.

The success of this fundraiser is due to the generosity of the Game Creek Club members, all the auction donors, Vail Resorts and last but not least the wonderful staff. The spirit that all of the Game Creek Club staff displayed during the evening was simply remarkable – and what’s more, many of them worked the event on their own time! I would like to personally thank Elizabeth Nilsson, who does an outstanding job of organizing the event every year, along with Wes Wright, Tyler Cherney, Dan Ryan, Ivan Ivanov, Roriz, Lauren Wasserman, Alessandra Wilcox, Michael Hodges, Ben Moss, Jake Halloran and Niel Barham for working hard to once again make the evening so memorable. Executive Chef Darrell Jensen and his kitchen staff are also to be commended for the extraordinary cuisine that was served.

It never ceases to amaze me how generous this community is and the willingness of people here to rally around important causes. The guests who stay at Jack’s Place during treatment at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center are in awe when they discover this home is the result of a group of volunteers (The Shaw Outreach Team) who had a vision brought to reality because so many people care about our cancer patients.

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