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Vail Valley country club to host charity golf tournament

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Eagle Springs Golf Club will be the host site of the inaugural Children’s Charity Classic golf tournament, which will raise money for two of the Vail Valley’s key non-profit groups focusing on the needs of the valley’s children: The Youth Foundation and the Eagle Care Children’s Immunization Program.

The Youth Foundation prepares children in need for success in life through education and recreational opportunities and mentoring. Vail Valley Medical Center’s Eagle Care Children’s Immunization Program provides childhood immunization to the uninsured and under-insured children who live in Eagle County.

The Aug. 10 event is the first major fundraising event at Eagle Springs and was conceived by Eagle Springs’ members.

The field of 22 four-person teams will each pay $10,000, with individual slots available for $2,500 in this one-day event. With early word-of-mouth buzz, the event is 80 percent filled with a full field expected by late July.

“Our members saw a definitive need to help our Valley’s youth and came up with this concept during the 2009 Christmas holiday,” said Fred Green, founder and CEO of Eagle Springs. “Several of our members have personal experience with both organizations and came up with a creative and benevolent way to help many children while having a good time on the golf course. One hundred percent of the money collected will be in service of the charities.”

Youth Foundation Executive Director Susie Davis said, “We are grateful for the inspiration of Eagle Springs’ members. This event is just one illustration of the generosity and vision we often see in our community.”

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Doris Kirchner, CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, agreed.

“Our mission is to provide superior health services with compassion and exceptional outcomes,” she said. Eagle Care Children’s Immunization Program is a vital part of our mission and this event is a tremendous step in furthering the ability of the hospital to have an outreach that extends deep into our community.”

For registration or questions, call Eagle Springs Director of Membership and Head Golf Professional Mike Steiner, 970-926-4404.

For information about The Youth Foundation, go to http://www.theyouthfoundation.org. For information on VVMC’s Eagle Care Children’s Immunization Program, go to http://www.vvmc.com.