Vail Daily letter: Thanks for a successful Swift Eagle bocce fundraiser
The Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation would like to thank everyone for making its 10th annual La Bella Festa Bocce Tournament fundraiser another wonderful success. Once again, the tournament day was sunny and beautiful for the 160 bocce participants, the Italian dinner served by Gourmet Cowboy was outstanding and everyone enjoyed musical entertainment by Pat Hamilton.
Congratulations to the first-place team Parts City Auto Parts — Karl Eklund, Ashley Gerhardt, Derrick Gerhardt and Heather McCoy — and second-place winner Team Cardinale — Steve Cardinale, Bud Treanor, Rose Treanor and Mike Cardinale.
Thank-you to all of our sponsors, including Parts City Auto Parts, Select Surfaces, Slifer Smith and Frampton, First Bank, Beck Builds, Merv and Laine Lapin, Unity of the Mountains, Shaw Electric, LKSM Design PC, Centennial Bank, Wall Street Insurance, Nedbo Construction, High Country Copiers, Alpine Bank, SteamMaster, BJ and Garrett Smith, Gourmet Cowboy, EPS Design & Print, Beaver Liquors, Western Slope Bar Supply, Eagle-Vail Metro District/Eagle-Vail Property Owners Association, Eco Landscaping, Orrison Distributors and Ralph Dockery. And a huge thank-you to our many, many silent auction donors who made this year’s auction our most successful yet.
An extra special thanks to the Vail Daily and Mark Bricklin for its outstanding advertising and editorial support — we couldn’t do it without you.
The monies raised by the tournament will go toward providing financial assistance to Eagle County residents for living and personal expenses during times of crisis and hardship.
Thank you, everyone!
Pat Hamilton and David Haakenson
Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation