Town Talk for August 9, 2010 | VailDaily.com

Town Talk for August 9, 2010

Vail, CO Colorado

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Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation gives a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and the 40 teams that participated in our La Bella Festa Bocce Tournament. Besides raising thousands of dollars to help people in crisis situations in Eagle County, the more than 160 participants enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, delicious hors d’oeuvres and Italian dinner prepared by Gourmet Cowboy, music by Walter Ammon and exciting bocce competition.

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Our sponsors this year were First Bank, Colorado Business Bank, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, High Country Copiers, Boles Construction, Ace Hardware, The Gourmet Cowboy, EPS Design and Printing, The Vail Daily, NRC, Orrison Distributors, Billy’s Island Grill, Pier 13 Liquor, Riverwalk Wine and Spirits, LionsHead Liquor, Mike Neff Agency, Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa, Eagle River Water and Sanitation, The Vail Mountaineer and KZYR. We are especially grateful during these economic times for their commitment to our community.

A special thanks goes to the Vail Daily for letting the public know of our efforts through articles, photographs and ads. Their support for the bocce tournament was second only to the enthusiasm of the winning team and recipient of the $1000 cash first prize … The Vail Daily! The second-place team and winner of the $500 prize (which they generously donated back to Swift Eagle) was American National Bank, and the prize for Best Costumes went to Alpine Estate Gardens. The Best Loser award went to the Bocce Hooligans.

If you are interested in finding out more about Swift Eagle, give us a call (Dave Haakenson at 970-845-7655) or go to http://www.swifteagle.org.

With our appreciation,

Swift Eagle founders

David and Pat Haakenson, Stew and Sue Eves, Craig and Ginny Snowdon, Jody Talbot, Darrel and Val Wegert, Lorraine and Fred Haslee, Jean and Hawkeye Flaherty, Cathy and Ralph Dockery, Doug Talbot, Debby McClenahan, Chris and John Boles.