Past Events

2016

unvailing-for-website-01UnVailing Party presenting the Vail Undressed® Calendar
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek from 5:30-9pm

Join the Vail Valley Charitable Fund in celebrating a new edition of the Vail Undressed® Calendar to mark our 20th anniversary! The UnVailing will be hosted by local favorites: Erik Williams and Trista Sutter.

5:30pm Drinks, Appetizers, Silent Auction
6:30pm Doors Open
7pm the big UnVailing begins and you can see who is in the 2017 Vail Undressed® Calendar!
8pm Calendar Signing

$45 VIP Admission (general admission, plus champagne, preferred seating & chance to win Golden Bear diamond disk necklace)
$35 General Admission (1 drink ticket, 1 calendar, appetizers and the UnVailing)

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, November 12th, 2016
VVCF Shopping Extravaganza 2015 copyThe 11th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be held this November 12th at the Outlets at Silverthorne. The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is pleased to be named as one of the  organizations benefiting from the Outlet's fundraising efforts.
Shop for a cause! This is the perfect time to stock up on your holiday gifts for family and friends.

Tickets include breakfast, lunch, dessert bar, beer, wine & cordial tasting - PLUS discounts to the outlet stores and hourly giveaways!

Wheels for Joshua: Helping Casillas Family Get a Wheelchair Conversion Van
Sunday
, November 13th, 2016 at the Brush Creek Pavilion from 2pm-6pm

casillas-poster_11x17-copyPlease help us help Eagle resident Joshua Casillas, and his family, get a wheelchair conversion van. Joshua is a 14-year-old attending Gypsum Creek Middle School. Joshua now weighs 140lbs and is 5'2" tall. It is no longer possible for his family to pick him up to get him in and out of a standard vehicle. When Joshua was eight months old, he contracted meningitis which resulted in many hospital stays. Since then he has been diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy, intractable seizure disorder and other mental and motor delays.

The Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Charitable Fund has approved an extended grant and is helping friends and family host a community event to raise money for a wheelchair conversion van for the family and future lifelong expenses.

$25 ticket includes dinner & 2 drink tickets. Kids 4 and under are free. There will be a cash bar, games and silent auction at the event. Tickets available for purchase at the door the night of the event.

Click here to Donate!  (Please specify that the donation is to support Joshua Casillas when filling out the donation form.)

Together for Teddy: Ted Swetlik’s Fundraiser
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at the Eagle Vail Pavilion from 5:30-8:30pm

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Please help us help Ted Swetlik and Gia Benoit. On June 15th Ted was in a catastrophic bicycling accident and sustained a severe spinal cord injury. He was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center, airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center, and eventually transferred to Craig Hospital for extensive rehabilitation. Ted currently has no movement from the shoulders down and is breathing with the help of a ventilator.

Ted and Gia’s journey has just begun. With the help of our community and the Vail Valley Charitable Fund we would like to show our support and help get them back up here, in their home, where they belong.

$25 ticket includes food & one drink. There will be a cash bar and silent auction at the event. Tickets available for purchase at the door the night of the event.

Click here to Donate!  (Please specify that the donation is to support Ted Swetlik when filling out the donation form.)

SteamMaster Golf Tournament - www.steammastergolf.com
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
logo2015_pdf6The 12th Annual SteamMaster Golf Tournament  takes place on Thursday, September 15th at the Summit Course at Cordillera.  The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is pleased to be named as one of the local organizations benefiting from SteamMaster's fundraising efforts.

Lakeside Sunday in Avon
Sunday, September 11th, 2016 from 5:30-8pm

Event TerraceJoin the Avon community and the Vail Valley Charitable Fund on the Performance Pavilion’s event terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake for a relaxing close to the weekend. A local DJ will provide musical ambiance for the casual late afternoon gathering. Libations will be available for purchase and will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

 

10th Annual Oktoberfest Shuffle 5k, 10k and Kids Fun Run in Beaver Creek, CO - www.beavercreek.com
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Basic CMYKA non-competitive walk, hike, or run over your choice of a 5K or 10K course across the scenic trails of Beaver Creek Mountain. The free Kids Fun Run will take place right before the 5K & 10K and promises to be fun for children of all ages.

The event begins at 10:00am and all registered participants received a complimentary bratwurst and beer (or soft drink). Bring the family and enjoy all of Beaver Creek's Oktoberfest festivities!

Visit www.beavercreek.com for additional event details. Event proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

Lakeside Sunday in Avon
Sunday, August 14th, 2016 from 5:30-8pm

Event TerraceJoin the Avon community and the Vail Valley Charitable Fund on the Performance Pavilion’s event terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake for a relaxing close to the weekend. A local DJ will provide musical ambiance for the casual late afternoon gathering. Libations will be available for purchase and will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

 

BecTri Sprint Triathlon, 5K and Kid's Tri in Avon, CO - www.bectri.com
Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Bectri.logo.2016The 9th Annual BecTri includes 3 events in one, providing opportunity for athletes at all levels. Triathletes can challenge themselves in the popular high altitude, open water triathlon that you know and love. Teams of 2 or 3 can compete in the triathlon with team members choosing their event strengths. Bring the family to run or walk in the 5K or sign up the kids for the Kid's Duathlon. The triathlon and 5K start at 8:00am with the 5K following paved paths for the walk/run while the triathletes jump in the lake for the swim. The 5K participants are then welcome to cheer while others continue to race or they can check out the silent auction. Triathletes will then ride a 15K bike leg and finish with a 5K run or walk to the finish while your friends and family cheer. The BecTri is named in honor of Rebecca Lynn Yarberry, a local triathlete and friend. She passed in a tragic car accident in the Vail Valley in 2007.

Click here to register online.

Bucks for Buster: Christy's Cancer Fundraiser
Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at Coyote Cafe, Beaver Creek

Buster Event Logo-02Please join us as we rally to help Christy Buster, a long time local of the Vail Valley. Christy, 29, was born and raised in Eagle County and has made her home here. Throughout the winter Christy was experiencing abdominal pain. In April 2016 Christy had surgery and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in her ovary and is now undergoing chemotherapy at the Shaw Cancer Center.

Click here to Donate!  (Please specify that the donation is to support Christy Buster when filling out the donation form.)

LG Tri Sprint Triathlon & LG Kids Tri, Eagle, CO - www.lgtri.com
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
The LG Tri is a sprint triathlon held in the beautiful Vail Valley Mountain town of Eagle, CO. The 8th Annual LG Tri will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. The LG Tri features a 500-yard swim (10 laps) in the Eagle Pool, followed by a 12-mile bike loop from the pool, down scenic Brush Creek Road, to Adams Rib Ranch, and back to the pool. The third leg features a 5K run from the pool down the bike path to Eagle Ranch Road, connecting to the Eagle Ranch bike path and back to the pool for the finish. This is a great course for first-timers and pros alike. This year will be our 4th annual LG Kids Tri, which will allow our participants to get the whole family involved. Kids will race the same course with distances varied to challenge older kids. Kids will be grouped by age: 6 to 7 year olds, 8 to 10 year olds and 11 to 13 year olds.

Click here to register online.

Carrie Morgridge, author of Every Gift Matters, at the Bookworm of Edwards
Monday, June 27th, 2016
Every Gift MattersTickets $15, includes appetizers
$5 from every ticket benefits the Vail Valley Charitable Fund

With Every Gift Matters, Carrie Morgridge takes readers into the heart of the world of philanthropy. We all give to those in need at some point in our lives. Whether that gift is in the form of time or money, you will learn how to make decisions that will maximize their impact on the world. Through actionable advice and touching stories, Every Gift Matters will show you how to leverage your gift of time or money — regardless of size — and make it work harder, work smarter, and have a bigger impact on your community.

 

La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run, Beaver Creek, CO - www.VailRec.com
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Solstice_BC.logoThe Vail Valley Charitable Fund is excited to once again be a part of Vail Recreation District's second trail running event of the La Sportiva series. Available is the 10K, 5K and free Kids Fun Run. Proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

Click here to register online or for more information.  You can also register on Friday, June 17th at Haute Route in Avon from 3-6pm.

Reds, Whites and Brews Festival, Avon, CO - www.redswhitesandbrews.net
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
RWBs-Logo 2016In the gorgeous setting of Harry A. Nottingham Park in quaint Avon, CO, the Reds, Whites & Brews Festival has evolved to become a ‘don’t miss’ event of the summer! This event will feature amazing unlimited wine & craft beer tastings, live music, vendors, food and more!

Ticket price includes a commemorative glass or mug. Bring your friends and family for the fun, but you must be 21 to enjoy the tastings. Designated drivers are admitted for free and food will be available for purchase.

Visit www.redswhitesandbrews.net for more information.

Vail Resorts Charity Game - Dobson Ice Arena, Vail, CO
Monday, April 4th, 2016

2013 Hockey GameThe Vail Valley Charitable Fund is excited to be involved with Vail Resorts end of season hockey game in which Vail Ski School and Vail Ski Patrol battle it out on the ice. This amateur hockey event takes place at Dobson Ice Arena in the heart of Vail. Event begins at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6pm.

The suggested donation to attend is $10 payable upon entry, but you are welcome to give more -- after all it's for a very good cause. 2016 event proceeds will go to Bobby Cox and Jason Walker, two Vail Resorts employees who are financially burdened by a medical crisis. This is a family-friendly event and a great way to support the community.

16th Annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa - Vail, CO
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January 7 - 9th, 2016
Imagine a World Class Winter Wonderland of fun activities in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado and then top off your trip with a World Class International Beer Festival, complete with Brewmasters’ Dinners and Seminars by some of the world’s most innovative Brewers… Could it be the ultimate beer vacation? Experience the event that beer connoisseurs are raving about. Proceeds from the weekend-long event benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.


2015

Remembering Kai: A Fundraiser for the Conroy Family
Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Click here to Donate! (Please specify that the donation is to support the Conroys when filling out the donation form.)

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Caring for Kailyn Forsberg
Friday, August 28th, 2015 at Brush Creek Pavilion, Eagle, CO

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On Friday, August 28th from 5 - 9:30pm there will be a community-based fundraising event to raise money for Kailyn Forsberg. There will be a silent auction and cash bar. $25 donation includes food. Bring your own camp chairs to enjoy outdoor music.

Kailyn Forsberg entered this world just over 15 years ago with a drive to perform and a passion to compete. On April 7, 2015 Kailyn Forsberg dared greatly. She was exercising her competitive spirit in pursuit of a USASA National Freeskiing Championship at Copper Mountain. After placing 2nd nationally in two disciplines in the preceding days, on April 7th Kailyn unfortunately experienced a traumatic crash on the slopestyle course. The injuries were significant, including a broken pelvis, dislocated hip, and most concerning a fracture of her C-7 vertebrae impacting the spinal cord. Kailyn was immediately air lifted to Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.  She underwent extensive surgery. Kailyn currently has no motor movement and minimal feeling from the chest down.

Click here to Donate to the cause!  (Please specify that the donation is to support Kailyn when filling out the donation form.)

Healing Trooper Hofacker
Friday, August 14th, 2015 at Route 6 Cafe in Eagle Vail

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On Friday, August 14th from 5:30 - 8pm there will be a community-based fundraising event to raise money for local State Trooper Eugene Hofacker. There will be a silent auction and cash bar. $25 donation includes food and two drink tickets.

We are asking our community to pull together on behalf of one of our local servicemen. On May 8, 2014 local State Trooper Eugene Hofacker was on the way to a training, when he was shot 4 times by a convicted felon on the side of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. He has already had 5 surgeries resulting from this shooting. He has served as a State Trooper for seven years, primarily in Eagle, Summit, Lake, Garfield and Pitkin Counties. The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is asking for your help to raise the money necessary to aid in the recovery process over the past 15 months, and the upcoming months.

Click here to Donate!  (Please specify that the donation is to support Eugene Hofacker when filling out the donation form.)