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Vail Valley sports briefs

Daily Staff Reports
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE-VAIL — The Vail Valley Soccer Club is hosting a World Cup party at Paddy’s on Saturday, beginning at noon.

The U.S. Team will match up with England, and soccer club members hope families will come to enjoy the festivities and help support the youth soccer program at the same time.

Cost is $10 per adult, and $5 for each player or child. Organizers said there will be food, drinks, door prizes and a silent acution, with all proceeds supporting the soccer club.

For more information, and to volunteer, call Lise Carnes at 471-3232.

Paddy’s Sports Bar is in Eagle-Vail, across Highway 6 from the Vail Daily Building.

Kickoff for the big match is at 12:30 p.m.

Beaver Creek Hiking Center opens

BEAVER CREEK – On Saturday, Beaver Creek opens the Hiking Center for its 10th summer with guided hiking tours for every ability level with a variety of destinations including alpine lakes and Colorado’s famous 14,000 foot peaks (14ers).

Located inside the new Summer Adventure Center on the Starbucks plaza level in Beaver Creek Village, the Hiking Center is open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and offers scheduled and private hikes and biking tours in Beaver Creek Resort, around the Eagle Count, and in the Leadville area, all within the White River and San Isabel National Forests.

Hiking options are varied and include an hour-long complimentary hike on the Spruce Saddle Loop for beginners and the full-day ascent of a Colorado 14er for an advanced experience. For a complete list of Hiking Center offerings including international trips a new Monday Mixer hike to 12,000 and 13,000 peaks in the area visit

All hikes include transportation, a professional guide and the use of Salomon packs and boots, Leki hiking poles, and rain gear as well as snacks and beverages. Picnic lunches are available upon request, and additional hiking equipment is on hand to rent.

King of the Mountain volleyball returns

VAIL – The King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament returns June 18-20 to the Vail Athletic Field.

Event organizer Leon Fell expects more than 400 teams to compete in 29 different divisions.

A family affair, Vail’s annual beach bash has something for everyone, no matter their ability, including a large juniors tourney as well as Father’s Day divisions and everything in between.

There is a free beach doubles clinic for junior players on Friday, directed by USA Volleyball and coached by AVP Pro Tour members from noon-4:30 p.m. The juniors divisions compete on Saturday while the co-ed divisions (and men’s and women’s masters and seniors) kick off the adult festivities on Friday. The rest of the field begins play on June 19-20 with the finals on Father’s Day.

Spectator admission is free and there will be music, food, and plenty of volleyball action.

For more information regarding schedule of events and registration, go to

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