Dynafit Summer Solstice Trail Run - www.vailrec.com
Saturday, June 19, 2021
In partnership with the Vail Rec District, the Vail Valley Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that the annual Summer Solstice Trail Race will take place on June 19th in Beaver Creek. Coinciding with the longest day of the year, the event coincides with the longest day of the year and is arguably the most enjoyable race in the Vail Rec District Trail Running Series. Beginning and ending in beautiful Beaver Creek, the Summer Solstice Race sends runners through and around the resort community. After an ascent through Aspen grooves on appropriately named Aspen Glade, trail runners will traverse across Beaver Creek Mountain on Allie’s Way singletrack and descend down the hillside and into Creekside Park. Participants will be treated to amazing alpine views and fully stocked aid stations along the way. This right of summer is not to be missed.
Register for the race today at http://www.vailrec.com. Volunteer to support Vail Valley Charitable Fund at the race by emailing Terri Hanley Reichert, VVCF Marketing Specialist, at email@example.com.
A huge thank you to our 2021 sponsors: Beck Building Company (title sponsor), First Bank, Brill Insurance, East West Resorts, Nedbo Construction, Vail Honeywagon, Vail Daily, Xerox High Country Copiers, Vail Valley Cares Thrift Shops and United Way.
LG Tri Sprint Triathlon & LG Kids Tri, Eagle, CO - www.lgtri.com
Saturday, July 10, 2021
The LG Tri is a sprint triathlon held in the beautiful Vail Valley Mountain town of Eagle, CO. The 13th Annual LG Tri will take place on Saturday, July 10th, 2021. 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 Frost Creek, 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 9th 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.LGTRI.COM
2021 LG TRI PRESS RELEASE
13th Annual LG Tri on July 10th Promises Fun for Friends and Family Alike
The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that the 13th annual LG Sprint Tri will take place on July 10th, 2021 at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. The celebration kicks off on Friday, July 9th with registration, music, food, beverages, a silent auction preview and non-competitive mountain bike ride.
Never thought about participating in a triathlon? Well, if you can swim, bike or run, you can TRI either individually or on a team! This year bring your kids and encourage them to TRI too. This event is open to all ages and abilities.
The ages 14 and up triathlon includes a 500-meter swim (10 laps in the Eagle Pool), a 12-mile bike loop along Brush Creek Road and a 5K run through Eagle Ranch. Participants can sign up as individuals or members of a team, and at the conclusion of the race enjoy an award ceremony with prizes from several local organizations. Additionally, there will be an amazing silent auction that boasts items from Vail Resorts EpicPromise (including a 2022-23 Epic Pass, lodging, dining and spa gift certificates), as well as vouchers to local bars, restaurants and salons, retail items and so much more. Everyone who participates should go home with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, and of course an event t-shirt and water bottle!
The LG Kid’s Tri will include three age groups: 6-7, 8-10, and 11-13. The 6-7 year-old age group will experience a 25-yd swim (1/2 lap in the pool), 1-mile bike ride and a 0.5-mile run; the 8-10 year olds will have a 50-yd swim (1 lap in the pool), 3.2-mile bike ride and a 0.75-mile run; and last but certainly not least, the 11-13 year old age group will enjoy a 100-yd swim (2 laps in the pool), 5-mile bike ride and 1-mile run.
Registration is open online now. Go to www.lgtri.com to register.
This event is held in memory of a long-time local and Vail Valley Charitable Fund beneficiary, Laura Genelin, who lost her battle to cancer in July 2008. Proceeds from the LG Tri will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a local non-profit helping community members facing medical crisis since 1996.
The Vail Valley Charitable Fund was created in 1996 to assist individuals who live and work in the Vail Valley who are experiencing financial hardship due to a medical crisis or long-term illness. They distribute one time grants up to $5,000 and also coordinate extended grant fundraisers for applicants requiring additional assistance. Since inception, Vail Valley Charitable Fund has distributed $8.2 million dollars to over 1,700 local families. For details about how to donate or apply for a grant, go to www.vvcf.org.
A huge thank all of our sponsors who make this event possible, including our presenting sponsor Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, as well as Alpine Bank, Anthem Blue Cross, Architecture Engineering Consultants, Axis Sports Medicine, Calvary Chapel, Comerford Insurance, Eagle Ranch Association, Gallegos Corporation, Town of Eagle, S&H Roofing, Main Street Grill, Moe’s BBQ, Mountain Recreation, Vail Resorts Epic Promise, Vail Honeywagon, Bonfire Brewing, KZYR, United Way, Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops, Vail Honeywagon, Vail Daily, Xerox High Country Copiers and Rocky Mountain Reprographics.
Thank You Generous Sponsors!
Love 4 Liz, Main Street Grill, Edwards, CO
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Vail Valley Charitable Fund announces a fundraiser for Liz Sterling, a long-time local who is battling ovarian cancer again after two major surgeries and 30+ rounds of chemotherapy. Guests can expect a suggested donation of $25 at the door, free food, 1 free drink, cash bar, and silent auction. There will be free live music by John Martin and Friends. Those who are unable to attend but still support Liz can write a check to ‘Vail Valley Charitable Fund’ with ‘Liz Sterling’ in the memo line and mail it to: VVCF / PO Box 2307 / Edwards, CO / 81632.
A huge thank you to Main Street Grill in Edwards for sponsoring this event.
SteamMaster Golf Tournament - www.SteamMaster.com/Golf
2018 & 2019
The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is pleased to be named as one of the local organizations benefiting from SteamMaster's fundraising efforts.
Maya You Dine, We Donate Beneficiary for the Month of May
We are excited to be a recipient of Maya's You Dine, We Donate program to support local non-profits. For the month of May, all net proceeds from Table 101 will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund!
Make your reservation today to dine at Table 101 and support the Vail Valley Charitable Fund! Call 970.790.5500
Carol's Comeback at 7 Hermits Brewing in Eagle, CO
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 from 5pm - 7:30pm
Please help us help Carol Carlson raise the money needed for a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) to cure the Multiple Sclerosis she’s been battling for 26 years. In February Carol will be traveling to Clinica Ruiz in Mexico to undergo HSCT. There are many hospitals around the world she could have chosen, but she chose Clinica Ruiz for their outstanding reputation and the proximity of Mexico to Colorado. The procedure costs $55,500 and the total costs could reach to be more than $75,000 if her insurance does not pick up any of the post treatment after care required.
Please consider making a donation to this long time local who just wants to be able to do all the things she moved to Colorado to do in the first place again like hiking, biking, skiing or just taking a walk with a friend. The Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Charitable Fund have approved an Extended Grant to help with the expenses resulting from this treatment and recovery.
Click here to see photos from the event.
UnVailing 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)
Wheels for Joshua: Helping Casillas Family Get a Wheelchair Conversion Van
Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at the Brush Creek Pavilion from 2pm-6pm
Please 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.
Together for Teddy: Ted Swetlik’s Fundraiser
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at the Eagle Vail Pavilion from 5:30-8:30pm
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.
Bucks for Buster: Christy's Cancer Fundraiser
Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at Coyote Cafe, Beaver Creek
Please 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.
Vail Resorts Charity Game - Dobson Ice Arena, Vail, CO
Monday, April 4th, 2016
The 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 - www.bigbeersfestival.com
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.
Remembering Kai: A Fundraiser for the Conroy Family
Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Caring for Kailyn Forsberg
Friday, August 28th, 2015 at Brush Creek Pavilion, Eagle, CO
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.
Healing Trooper Hofacker
Friday, August 14th, 2015 at Route 6 Cafe in Eagle Vail
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.