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Local charities benefit from golf tournament

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Vail, CO Colorado
Scott N. Miller smiller@vaildialy.com

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – SteamMasterGolf, the community volunteers from SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, raised more than $52,600 by hosting two events this year. Golf tournaments were held May 31 at Country Club of the Rockies, Arrowhead, and Sept. 26 at Adam’s Mountain Country Club, Eagle. The four beneficiaries of this year’s events, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley, Matthews Family Education Fund and Ski-Snowboard Club Vail, each received net proceeds of $10,350.

“SteamMasterGolf has raised over $330,000 over the last nine golf tournaments held locally in the Vail Valley,” says Gary Gilman, president and owner of SteamMaster. “We encourage our employees to participate in local fund-raising activities and are honored to be able to give back to our community.” Gilman said.

The tournament was founded in 2005 in memory of Kim Matthews, SteamMaster’s marketing director, who passed away from cancer. The tournament also benefits the children of the Matthews’ family for their college education funds. This is a commitment made by Gary Gilman and SteamMaster to Matthews family.

“We really appreciate the local business community, vendors, clients and individuals who sponsor and participate by volunteering, golfing and donating to our fund raisers,” tournament administrator Raj Manickam said. “Every two years or tournaments, two out of four beneficiaries are rotated to include new nonprofits and charitable organizations..”

Country Club of the Rockies and Adam’s Mountain County Club donated their courses to this year’s events.

“This makes a huge difference in net proceeds which allows us to give more to the beneficiaries,” Manickam said.

Volunteers from SteamMaster, various nonprofit groups and individuals assisted in both tournaments. Sponsorship funds received for the golf tournaments are tax deductible through Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a 501(c)3 entity. For more information on future tournaments, call Manickam at 970-827-5555 or e-mail raj@steammaster.com.

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