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Tee it up in China for MS

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Special to the DailyIs the Great Wall of China a par-5? The Heuga Center and DreamQuest China are teaming up to offer golfing trips to raise money for multiple sclerosis.

EDWARDS – China and golf. Two words rarely heard in the same sentence. Add multiple sclerosis and you’ve probably never connected the three. But DreamQuest China-Golf has announced that it will now offer golf vacations in China that will benefit The Heuga Center’s programs for people and families living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The first China Golf for MS trip will be Oct. 20-29 and include 10 days and eight nights in Beijing, Kunming, and Shanghai, with five rounds of golf on signature courses and sightseeing itinerary for golfers and non-golfers. The tour is limited to 24 people. Steve Eubanks will host the trip.”China is a destination unlike any other,” said Eubanks. “The courses exceed all expectations and the service is second to none. From the moment you arrive to the minute you leave, the people of China treat you as a most honored and respected guest. China provides you with one of the most memorable golf experiences of your life,” added the writer for Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Travel and Leisure, among others.The idea for China golf trips to benefit The Heuga Center came from Terry Lazar, executive vice president of DreamQuest and once a competitor with Jimmie Heuga and Far West Ski Association Competition administrator. Lazar recently learned of his old friend’s battle with MS and of the nonprofit center that Heuga founded 21 years ago to share his approach of dealing with this incurable disease by maintaining one’s health through exercise, overall well-being, and a positive, “can do” attitude.

“I wanted to do something meaningful to help Jimmie and to promote awareness of The Heuga Center’s powerful programs that help people and families living with MS,” said Lazar. “I hope we can help many, many people. This trip is just the beginning.”DreamQuest China-Golf is already planning Spring, 2006 trips in collaboration with Cordillera and Red Sky Ranch golf clubs in the Vail area, and will expand its offering to clubs throughout Colorado very soon. The October trip will cost $4,339 per person, with competitive airfare offered separately. A portion of the cost of the trip will be donated to The Heuga Center, a 501(c) 3, nonprofit organization and may be tax deductible.

For more information, availability and pricing please contact: DreamQuest China-Golf at (888-410-1010) or http://www.dqgolf.com. Vail, Colorado

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