Steamboat Briefs: Cabin Fever Golf Classic moved to next weekend

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Cabin Fever Golf Classic moved to next weekend

— The Cabin Fever Golf Classic benefiting the Holy Name Catholic Church expansion fund has been moved from today to March 26 at Haymaker Golf Course. Registration, lunch and activities start at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $40 for individuals and includes green fees, lunch and a T-shirt. Teams of two are $70. Sign up at www.cabinfevergolf.com. Call Mary Effinger at 970-879-3378 for sponsorship information.

Ride 4 Yellow hands out $100K in local support

The Ride 4 Yellow Granting Committee has awarded $100,000 to local cancer support services and initiatives as a result of the inaugural Ride 4 Yellow event last summer, according to a news release. The event was created to benefit local nonprofit organizations and the Livestrong Foundation founded by Lance Armstrong. The event raised $266,000 in net proceeds, split among the Livestrong Foundation and the Ride 4 Yellow granting funds at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

The following three organizations will receive funding in 2011:

■ Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation: $9,000 for melanoma awareness programs and to assist with initial costs in becoming a more sustainable organization.

■ Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association: $20,000 for the Hospice and Palliative Care program.

■ Yampa Valley Medical Center: $71,000 to assist in developing the infrastructure needed to provide cancer services and to provide direct cancer services for local individuals.

The grant review committee also recommended that $31,000 be kept in reserves to create an endowment fund at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to ensure the organization's granting programs continue to benefit local endeavors.

The next Livestrong sponsored event is Ski 4 Yellow on Friday and March 26 at Steamboat Ski Area. Participants can ski or ride with Olympians and World Cup athletes in the fight against cancer. A limited number of spaces remain for the event. Participants can sign up for the event or make a donation at www.ski4yellow.com.

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