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Vail Valley skiing, snowshoeing events benefit Roundup River Ranch

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY – The Club at Cordillera and Cordillera Metro District are hosting two additional on-snow events this month to raise money for Vail Valley nonprofit organizations.

All proceeds from both events will support Roundup River Ranch, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses that is being built in western Eagle County.

On Friday, the Cordillera Vail Club will host the Cordillera Charity Ski Event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Vail Mountain Nastar Course. Entry fee is $75, all proceeds will go to Roundup River Ranch



Prize categories are ages 65 and up; 50 to 64; and 49 and below A post-race party will be held at the Cordillera Vail Club at 1 p.m. To register, contact Rick Freyberg at rich.freyberg@comcast.net or Bart Sigler at bsigler@cordillerametro.org, or call 970-401-3620

On March 29, The Club at Cordillera will host the final event in this year’s Simple Charity Snowshoe Series also to benefit Roundup River Ranch. The event is 5K moonlit snowshoe starting at 7 p.m. at the Cordillera Nordic Center.



The entry fee is $25, which includes chili, brownies, hot cocoa and cash bar at Timber Hearth at Cordillera. Registration is available at http://www.active.com or at the Cordillera Nordic Center. For more information contact 970-926-5100 or Lisa at lisom@cordillera-vail.com.

“The Cordillera community has been a tremendous support to Roundup River Ranch in terms of community home owners coming together donating of their time, making a gift and being an advocate spreading the awareness of the camp’s mission,” said Amy Militti, director of development for Roundup River Ranch.

There are several Roundup River Ranch directors who live in the Cordillera area. They include Craig Foley and Kathy and David Ferguson. The camp is a provisional member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, with the first camp founded in 1988 by Paul Newman.



Roundup River Ranch completed a $20 million capital campaign in January. The three-year campaign funds the purchase of 85 acres on the Colorado River, construction of the camp and operations from 2006 through 2010. Roundup River Ranch is now raising funds for operations in 2011.

The camp’s medical center and dining hall are now under construction.

For additional information about Roundup River Ranch, visit http://www.RoundupRiverRanch.org or call 970-748-9983.


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