Vail Valley Scenery column: Red Kettle Golf Tournament raised money for local Salvation Army |

Vail Valley Scenery column: Red Kettle Golf Tournament raised money for local Salvation Army

Daily staff report
Vail Valley Scenery
Left to right: Jim McVey, Jeff Meier, Kyle Diebel and Paul Wible.
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Vail Valley Salvation Army’s 12th annual Red Kettle Golf Tournament was held at Country Club of The Rockies in Arrowhead on May 29. The rain ceased and the day proved to be a glorious summer day, perfect for the golfers who enjoyed the Jack Nicklaus signature course.

Vail Integrative Medical Group provided complimentary stretching and massage prior to the tourney.

Players dressed in red to show their support for the Salvation Army and the work they do to aid low-income families in the Vail Valley.

Players this year also included members of the golf teams of Battle Mountain High School, Vail Christian High School and Vail Mountain School.

At The Winners’ Table

The team of Larry Agneberg, Trevor Theelke, Mike Nelson and newcomer Dan Goldstein came in first. Their brilliant strategies served them well.

Second place went to FirstBank’s team, Paul Wible, Kyle Diebel, Jim McVey and Jeff Meier. FirstBank has been a sponsor of the tournament since its inception and has been a terrific supporter.

Miles Joersz won the Men’s Longest Drive. Women’s Longest Drive was awarded to Karen Honnessey.

Men’s Closest to the Pin was achieved by Gary Pesso.

The silent auction was a big hit. It included an Epic Pass, a Golden Bear, a Jim Cotter necklace, wine, a marvelous piece of western art by Bradley Chance Hayes, numerous restaurant and lodging packages and many other items donated by local businesses who support Vail Valley Salvation Army.

A gourmet appetizer recpetion was provided for the golfers by Vista, and Molly Harrison, a private chef, created and donated the desserts. Mickey Poage played piano, which added to the ending ambience of the event.

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