Steamboat Springs Baseball promotion raised 3K
Colleen Gwinn may have won a season pass to the Haymaker golf course, but the real winners of the Steamboat Springs Baseball program's spring fundraiser was the team.
Coach Dave Roy said the team's annual promotion generated more than $3,700 in donations for the non-funded high school sport.
The money will be used to cover a portion of the team's expenses next season including items like coach's salaries, uniforms and travel. Roy said this is a key fundraiser for the baseball team. The squad participates in a number of other fundraisers during the course of the season and gets additional help from the Steamboat Springs Boosters Club to cover the team's $14,000 operating budget.
Gwinn, who is a longtime Steamboat Springs resident, won a season pass to Haymaker during a drawing held April 20. Roy said Gwinn told him that she doesn't golf a lot, but owns her own clubs and plans to make the most of the pass this summer.
Steamboat to host
middle school meet
The Steamboat Springs Middle School track and field team will host its largest and final meet of the season, Saturday at Gardner Field.
"It's the biggest meet of the middle school kids' season," Steamboat Springs Middle School athletics director Mike McCannon said. "Probably double what most of the kids are used to seeing."
The meet, for seventh- and eighth-graders, will include teams from Rangely, Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Soroco, North Park, Summit, West Grand, East Grand and Steamboat.
The meet will start with the throwing events at 9 a.m., and should wrap up between 3 and 4 p.m.
Local lacrosse talent makes all-star squad
Jace Worden, 12, was recently selected as the first alternate for the Colorado Select U-13 lacrosse team. The Steamboat Springs attackman made it through three rounds of cuts from a field of 138 of the Front Range's top youth players that were pared down to a squad of 22 players.
The team will participate in the Colorado Cup invitational in early June, then travel to the U.S. Lacrosse National Showcase Tournament in Amherst, Mass., before returning to compete in the 35th annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout, June 27 to July 4.
"He clearly has the passion for the game, and it's his work on his stick handling that enables him to compete at that level," said Steamboat Youth Lacrosse director Neill Redfern, who coached Worden on his fifth/sixth-grade team.