Moose to get loose on Sept. 29

Event raises funds for Winter Sports Club scholarships

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— Moose will be loose on the fairways and greens of the Sheraton Golf course once again this fall.

That is good news for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Scholarship Fund.

"We just want to help that kid get across the line," tournament founder and Olympian Jim "Moose" Barrows said.

"I don't want any kid to get left behind because of financial reasons, and I want to make sure that anybody who wants to race is taken care of."

For the last 30 years the Moose is Loose Golf Tournament has benefited the fund, which is used to help athletes in Steamboat Springs manage the increasing costs of winter sports.

Last year, the Moose is Loose Golf Tournament raised $10,000.

This year's event will take place Sept. 29. The shotgun start is at 12:15 p.m.

The format is set up for teams of five golfers (at least one of them female) who will play in a scramble golf tournament. Cost to enter is $100 per person, which will include green fees for 18 holes, two carts per team and beverages on the course.

There will be an awards presentation at the Tugboat following the event.

"This tournament has a long history of supporting families in financial need with children who want to participate," said Rick DeVos, Winter Sports Club executive director. "It helps to give the club the opportunity to get all the children in Steamboat Springs involved with our programs -- no matter what their financial situation is."

For more information or to register a team, call 879-4645.


--To reach John F. Russell call 871-4209 or e-mail jrussell@steamboatpilot.com

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