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Swift Eagle announces Vail Valley fundraisers

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado ” Local charitable foundation, Swift Eagle, is stepping up its efforts to raise money to match increasing demand for help for Vail Valley residents dealing with hardship during the current economic recession. It is hosting two fund raising events over the next few months.

The first event, La Bella Festa! Bocce Tournament, will be held June 21 (Father’s Day), starting at noon at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. Swift Eagle will provide all equipment, no experience is necessary and families are welcome. Teams of four will compete for cash prizes. Included in the team entry fee of $250 are bocce, dinner, live entertainment and a good time. Over 200 people attended this event in 2008.

The second event, ‘An Evening with Phil Jackson’, will be held September 13, at 4 Eagle Ranch. Los Angeles Lakers’ coach Jackson is the honorary chairman of Swift Eagle and this will be an encore performance. In 2006, he spoke to a sold out crowd about his life experiences and commitment to community.

Fifty local students, sponsored by Ginn Resorts and Clubs, spent time talking with Jackson. The September 2009 event will have a similar format starting with a reception, followed by dinner and a presentation.

Information about the Swift Eagle Foundation and reservations and sponsor information for the upcoming events are available by contacting Ginny Snowdon at 970-949-5279 or vhsnow@aol.com. Swift Eagle’s website is http://www.swifteagle.org.

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