Rally for a Cure raises $24,474

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This year's Rally for a Cure Golf Tournament, which was held at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club on July 18, raised $24,474 to help in the battle against breast cancer.

Linda Danter, who organizes the Rally for a Cure tournament in Steamboat Springs, said the money raised from the tournament will be split between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the locally-run Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. This year's tournament, which collected nearly $4,400 more than it did in 2005, was the most successful in the event's seven-year history.

"Our goal was just to beat the amount we raised last year," Danter said. "We are really happy with what we did, and next year we are hoping to completely sell out."

Both organizations play important roles for people dealing with breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer for more than 20 years through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness project helps Routt County women and men pay for treatment, travel and other expenses related to the treatment of breast cancer. Several fundraisers support the Breast Cancer Awareness Project, including the Rally for a Cure golf tournament and the Bust of Steamboat, which will take place this fall.

Youth lacrosse playoffs begin next week

Steamboat Youth Lacrosse summer league playoffs begin next week. All games will be played at the Whistler Park south field. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, 10:10 and 11:40 a.m., ninth grade semifinals

Tuesday, 10:10 a.m. and 11:40 a.m., seventh/eighth grade semifinals

Wednesday, 10:10 a.m., ninth grade consolation; 11:40 a.m., ninth grade finals

Thursday, 10:10 a.m., seventh/eighth grade consolation; 11:40 a.m., seventh/eighth grade finals

Softball rainouts have been rescheduled

Men's B League softball games that were rained out July 31 have been rescheduled for Aug. 28. Playoffs are now tentatively scheduled for Aug. 29 and Sept. 5. Call the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department at 846-4481 or 879-8552, ext. 737, for more information.

Hayden High School fall sports meetings

A fall sports meeting for Hayden High School parents, faculty, coaches and community members is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school videoconference room. Hayden High School Athletics Director Kevin Kleckler wants parents, athletes, coaches, faculty and community members to participate in the district's athletics/activity handbook revision meeting. Because all athletes must sign the handbook before they play, Kleckler invites ideas and improvements for the rules, regulations and disciplinary policies that apply across the district for students in grades 6-12.

A girls volleyball meeting for parents and athletes is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the videoconference room.

A football meeting for parents and athletes is at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the videoconference room. Hayden football coach Shawn Baumgartner reminds players that the fall mini-camp runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Aug. 14 marks the official beginning of two-a-day practices, beginning with a team meeting at 8 a.m. Aug. 14.

Benefit golf tournament at Steamboat Golf Club

A golf tournament to benefit Steve Ivers' family starts today with a 2:30 p.m. shotgun start at the Steamboat Golf Club. Ivers, a Craig resident, active youth coach and president of the Craig Softball Association, recently was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Organized by Mark and Shannon Samuelson and Larry and Nancy Seams, the tournament will host 96 golfers with a barbecue to follow. Ivers, 35, has just begun his chemotherapy treatment and said he plans to golf three or four holes.

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