Sports Fest hits Vail this weekend |

Sports Fest hits Vail this weekend

Daily Staff Report

Mountain summer outdoor recreation and lifestyle will be showcased Saturday and Sunday as the 2003 Vail Summer Sports Fest takes over the Vail Village and Lionshead, offering up a high-flying weekend of sports and entertainment.”Sports Fest annually transforms Vail Village and Lionshead into an all encompassing outdoor experience,” said Highline Sports and Entertainment’s Jeff Brausch. “There are so many things to see and do that it’s hard to take it all in. Last year, Sports Fest became known as “Vail’s Best Party Under The Sun’ and it really lived up to the billing.”The 2003 Vail Summer Sports Fest will kick off Saturday morning with skateboard and BMX exhibitions, mountain-bike trials and stunts will be on tap throughout the weekend at designated locations throughout Vail Village and Lionshead, featuring elite athletes and X Games medallists. These gravity-defying antics will be interspersed with fly casting clinics; a climbing wall, outdoor manufacturers, showcasing the latest and in gear and technology.Sunday, the Sports Fest continues at 8 a.m. with the annual Run for the Hills Run/Walk to benefit the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group. The run is followed by a solid day of demos, expos and clinics from 10 a..m.-3 p.m.”The Sports Fest is a great way to get out and celebrate all the outdoor sports and lifestyle the Vail Valley has to offer,” Brausch said. “Whether trying a sport for the very first time, like flyfishing, or simply taking in all the high-flying action sports and music, the event is a supercharged way to enjoy the mountains.”Those wishing to attend the Vail Summer Sports Fest and seeking accommodations can call the Evergreen Lodge at t 1-800-284-8245.The 2003 Vail Summer Sports Fest is sponsored by Albertsons, Aquafina, Coors Light, Cuervo, Outside Magazine, Pemmican, First Bank, BadaBing, BigHa, Brill Insurance, Degree Deodorant, Evergreen Lodge, Healing Passway Massage, Institute for Creative Education, Kellogg’s Fruit Harvest Bars, Gorsuch Outfitters, Kenda’s Oxygen, KVBA TV8, KZYR The Zephyr, Leki Poles, Mountain Board Sports, Mountain Headgear, Nature Valley Granola Bars, New Balance, Peak Dentistry, Smartwool, Starbucks, Stingkill, Timberline Commercial Management, Travel Hammock Company, Vail Athletic Club, Vail Daily, Vail Honeywagon, Weber Grills, WestStar Bank and White Sierra.For additional information on the Vail Summer Sports Fest, please contact (970) 476-6797 or visit Vail Summer Sports Fest ScheduleSaturday, July 2610 a.m.-5 p.m. – Sports Demos, Expos & Clinics, Vail Village & Lionshead5: p.m.-10 p.m. – Concert featuring Hazel Miller and the Subdudes, Gore Creek Dr., Vail VillageSunday, July 278 a.m. – Run for the Hills -10K/5K/1K, Gore Creek Dr.,10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Sports Demos, Expos & Clinics, Vail Village & Lionshead

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