MS center gets $11,000 from golf tournies
EDWARDS – Country Club of the Rockies recently presented The Heuga Center, a local multiple sclerosis foundation, with a check for $5,000 and Cordillera Resort presented a check for $6,000 to support the organization’s programs.The Arrowhead golf resort raised the funds during the 18th Annual Vail International Pro Am Tournament in September. Twenty-five teams of four, with one professional and three amateurs, took part in the three-day event.
The Motorcycle Club of Vail Valley held their tournament at Cordillera in July. Funds raised through silent auctions at both tournaments also were distributed to The Heuga Center. “We’re extremely excited that our local community recognizes the importance of our work as a national nonprofit based here in the valley,” Heuga Center President Brian said. “Without this kind of support, we would not be able to achieve our goal of expanding our programs for people and families living with multiple sclerosis.”
Based in Edwards, the nonprofit Heuga Center conducts various wellness and educational programs nationwide for people and families living with multiple sclerosis. In 2005, the center will expand to at least 20 one- to five-day programs along with Internet initiatives. Several Heuga Center programs will take place in Vail and elsewhere in Colorado, where the incidence of MS is 10 percent higher than in other parts of the country. For more information, call 888.DO.IT.4MS.
The acquisition extends a strategy of buying ski areas near big cities, with the hopes that local skiers will buy Epic Passes and visit the company’s owned and partner resorts across the country and world.