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Vail Jam to benefit Roundup River Ranch and Make-A-Wish

Vail Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyVail Jam was first started in 1989 by Rod Powell, Shannon Tanner and George Hilliard to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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VAIL – More than 50 musicians and entertainers will perform at the Marriott in Lionshead Village at 7 p.m., Monday, in Vail, to benefit Roundup River Ranch and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado. Betsy Bradley and Peter Fontanese are responsible for bringing Vail Jam back to Vail this year.”It has always been important to me, and the musicians I work with, do something for children in our community,” says Fontanese. “Make-A-Wish and Roundup River Ranch are a perfect fit for our cause. The goal of Vail Jam is to have a great time, hear some music and support two amazing local charities. We hope people come out of the woodwork to join us Monday night.” Roundup River Ranch is a camp, under construction north of Dotsero, for children with life-threatening illnesses. It is a provisional member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. The camp, which should open in 2011, is free for kids. The mission of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado is to grant the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses. The Colorado chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted nearly 3,500 wishes to children throughout Colorado.”Vail Jam is an excellent venue for Roundup River Ranch to communicate its mission, rally support and continue to build our donor base,” says Ruth Johnson, executive director of Roundup River Ranch. The evening will also include a live auction and silent auction. Vail Valley businesses and organizations have donated more than 100 items and packages to Vail Jam. Auction participants include St. James Place, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Golf Club, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Booth Creek, Golden Eagle, Vilar Center, Golden Bear, Park Hyatt and Beaver Creek, among others. Vail Jam was first started in 1989 by Rod Powell, Shannon Tanner and George Hilliard to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information on Roundup River Ranch, visit http://www.roundupriverranch.org or call 970-748-9983. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, visit http://www.wishcolorado.org or call 303-750-9474


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