Tickets available for Hospice golf tournament, dinner in Steamboat

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— The 18th annual Hospice Celebration of Life golf tournament features a dinner Monday and golf Tuesday.

The dinner is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Tickets are $60 and are available at the front desk of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. People also can register for the golf tournament through Monday.

For tickets to the dinner or to sign up a team, people also can call 970-871-7630.

Golf begins with 8 a.m. registration and a 9 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday at Catamount Ranch & Club.

The tournament supports VNA’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program. The VNA provides quality care to terminally ill community members in their homes or at the Rollingstone Respite House. In 2010, VNA provided care to 73 terminally ill patients from Northwest Colorado and bereavement counseling and support to more than 450 grieving family members.

Last year the tournament, which serves as the VNA’s biggest fundraiser, raised $45,000.

The dinner features tributes to past hospice patients, families and volunteers. There is also a drawing for five vacations, among other prizes.

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