Latest News – June 15
Upcoming Leadville Events Put the “Fun” in Fundraising
It’s a good thing when you can get out and have some fun AND raise some money for local charities. So Leadville Today rounded up a list of some upcoming “fun”raisers. Take your pick, enjoy the summer, and thanks for helping raise some money for local non-profits!
All Aboard to Support Victims of Domestic Violence
The Grapes and Grains on Rails fundraiser for the Advocates of Lake County might be a new event, but no doubt it’ll coming round the mountain year after year. How can you go wrong when it’s good wine or beer and cruising on the Leadville train, taking in the evening sunset? This tour isn’t even offered at any other time. It’d be great to see it sell out! Here are the details.
Enjoy a selection of Colorado wines and beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, and hors d’oeuvres while taking an evening ride on the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. Tickets are $40 for adults which includes 2 drink tickets and $30 for children under 10. Boarding starts at 5:30 p.m. and the train leaves at 6 p.m. Reservations required by June 23, 2014. Call (719) 486-3936 (Leadville, CO and Southern Railroad) or (719) 486-3530 (Advocates of Lake County) for tickets.
Proceeds benefit the Advocates of Lake County whose mission is to assist any victim of crime, violence or other traumatic event. The Advocates work for positive change, seeking to promote a safe and healthy community.
Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament Returns
The St. Vincent Hospital Foundation is bringing back its annual golf tournament fundraiser with the Thin Air Classic next Friday, June 20. The tournament will be run in a 4-player team Scramble format. You can put your own team together or get matched up with other players. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Entry Fee is $75 per person with golf cart – $50/pp without cart and includes a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch, snacks, awards and giveaways.
And while the “golf” is always good at America’s Highest, Mt. Massive Golf Course, the prizes for this tournament should draw in good participation. Every golfer gets a $10 Golfsmith gift card, a golf club certificate, and if you’re good enough to score a Hole In One (LOCALS!) there is a $10,000 cash prize Sharp LCD Flat-Screen TV, set of Calloway Irons, Roundtrip Domestic Airfare for 2.
Never Polka-ed in Leadville? Here’s Your Chance!
Strike Up the Band! The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Polka Dance on Saturday, June 28 from 7 – 11 p.m. The dance will be held at The Elks Lodge, 123 W. 5th Street in Leadville. Cost is $10 per person or $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from Knights members or at the Holy Family Parish office at 609 Poplar Street. Call 719-486-1382 for more information.