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Davos Dash turns 20

Daily Staff Writer

The 2004 VRD Vail and Beaver Creek Mountain Challenge continues Wednesday with the 20th anniversary of the Davos Dash. The race for the yellow jersey begins at 5:45 p.m. as the pro men start the 3.7 mile thigh-burning sprint to the top. The course may be the same for the last 20 years but always guarantees at least one photo finish. Please remember series racers must sign in at registration to receive race points. Also, all racers need to stay atop until every one is finished with the race. After the races, join the fun at the Sand Bar for food, drinks, awards, and raffle prizes. To register, stop by participating bike stores or log on to http://www.vailrec.com. Pre-registration is $17 prior to Monday 5 p.m. or $22 race day registration. Questions? Contact Brian Doyon, race director, at the VRD Sports Department at 479-2280.All racers in the 2004 Adventure Ridge kid’s series begin at 5 p.m. The course is shortened to two miles and welcomes all abilities for kids ages 8-14. Race day registration is $12 for kids. Cordillera hosts Heuga tourneyGreat golf for a great cause comes to Cordillera Sunday and Monday during the 11th annual Heuga Center Golf Tournament benefiting people and families living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The tournament is one of the valley’s longest-running golf benefits. It includes a day of golf on Cordillera’s Short Course on Sunday, followed by the shotgun start tournament on the Cordillera Mountain Course on Monday. Cordillera’s Short Course is open for play to tournament participants at 2 p.m. Sunday, and festivities begin that evening at the Outback Steakhouse in Avon with a players’ reception. Monday kicks off with breakfast at Cordillera’s Timber Hearth Grille, and tournament play begins promptly at 8 a.m. An awards luncheon follows play at noon, also at the Timber Hearth Grille. Top prizes this year include a golf trip to La Costa Golf Resort in Palm Springs, California, sportswear from Columbia and Smartwool, and golf rounds at Keystone Golf Club, Eagle Ranch Golf Club, and the Club at Crested Butte. The tournament costs $375 per person or $1400 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are $500, and corporate team packages packed with benefits are available for $2,400. To enter, please call The Heuga Center, 926-1290. The Red Wings are coming The Detroit Red Wings alumni will hold a summer hockey clinic for area youths and adults from Aug. 9-12 at the Eagle Ice Rink. The clinic, which is jointly sponsored by WECMRD and the Eagle Valley Skating Association, will offer players the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game from former professional hockey players.Participants will receive a good deal of individualized instruction on skills including puck control, passing, skating techniques, and offensive and defensive strategy. There will also be a goalie clinic taught by the current goalie coach of the Detroit Red Wings.The cost of the clinic is $175 in-district, and $200 out-of-district. The goalie clinic is $150 in-district, or $175 out-of-district. Included in that fee are four days of on-and off-ice instruction from Red Wing Alumni. For more information, or to register, contact WECMRD at 328-5277.


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