Schleper, Dawson to be honored at Street Beat |

Schleper, Dawson to be honored at Street Beat

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AP file photoOlympic bronze medallist Toby Dawson of Vail will be honored Wednesday during the Street Beat concert in Vail Village.

VAIL – The spotlight will once again shine on Vail’s Toby Dawson and Sarah Schleper Wednesday, as the two Olympians will be honored in a special tribute at the April 12 Street Beat concert in Vail Village.”Ever since the Torino Olympics concluded, we have attempted to find a date for a ‘Welcome Home’ party when all of our Vail Valley Olympians would be back in town,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, which organizes the Street Beat event. “Their efforts have been an inspiration for all of us, and we are proud to call them our own.”Dawson earned a bronze medal in the moguls competition at the Torino Games, while Schleper finished 10th in slalom. A third Vail Olympian, Lindsey Kildow, will be out of the country and unable to attend the celebration. Kildow received enormous media coverage for her downhill training fall, but rebounded to place seventh in super-G, eighth in downhill and 14th in slalom.The special presentation is slated to begin at about 7:15 p.m. on the Bud Light Street Beat stage at Check Point Charlie in Vail Village. As a prelude to the celebration, the town of Vail will officially proclaim April 12 as Vail Olympian Day. The town will also present Dawson and Schleper with specially painted Vail manhole covers during the festivities. Vail Resorts will present Dawson with a lifetime season pass, while the Vail Valley Foundation and the Town of Vail will unveil a new plan to honor all past and present Vail Valley Olympic competitors.Scheduled for a 6 p.m. start, the April 12 Bud Light Street Beat free concert will feature featuring pop rockers Leer 43.For more information, contact the Foundation at 949-1999 or visit, Colorado

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