Steamboat briefs: 24th scholarship fund golf tournament set for June 6

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The 24th annual Youth Educational Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will take place June 6 at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. The tournament is organized by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Ambassadors, a group of volunteers that promote local businesses and assist with charitable causes. More than $170,000 has been awarded to scholarship recipients through the fundraiser, according to a news release. The funds are awarded in two categories: graduating Routt County seniors and returning recipients. A business-related course of study is required to qualify.

The tournament format is a mixed scramble with four-player teams, or five-player teams if a team has at least one female player. The cost is $135 per player. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, and hole-in-one prizes include a car donated by Steamboat Motors and $25,000 donated by Yampa Valley Bank.

Scholarship applications and tournament player and sponsor forms can be downloaded at www.steamboatchamber.com/yes. For more information, contact yes@steamboatchamber.com or 970-819-2288.

Flamingo Fundraiser will be running through May

The Flamingo Fundraiser, which benefits the North Routt Community Charter School, runs through May. Participants can order flamingos to visit a friend’s yard in North Routt for a day with a “You’ve Been Flocked” sign. A small flock of 12 flamingos is $10, and a large flock of 24 flamingos is $15. An emailed photo of the flocked yard is $5, and anti-flocking insurance is $10. The community is invited to meet the flock May 6 at the North Routt Chili Cook Off. For more information, call Erin Reilley at 970-846-8087.

T-ball registration in Hayden is Monday at elementary

Registrations for T-ball in Hayden is Monday. Children ages 4 to 7 are welcome to register, and forms are available at Hayden Valley Elementary School and at www.haydentotallykids.com. Call 970-846-9083 for more information.

Hayden Valley Elementary preregistration is May 4

Preregistration for Hayden Valley Elementary School kindergarten is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the school, 300 Breeze Basin. Bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate. A sign-up schedule also will be available for the kindergarten visitation day May 24. For more information, call the school office at 970-276-3756.

Sporting clays and driving range will open Saturday

Three Quarter Circles sporting clays and driving range will open for the season Saturday. The clays range is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends as well as weekdays by appointment. The driving range is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 970-879-5649 for more information.

Volunteers are needed to help with Strings schedule

Strings Music Festival is looking for volunteers interested in helping with the organization’s busy summer schedule. For more information, email leslie@stringsmusicfestival.com or call 970-879-5056.

Rotary Club barbecue and barn dance is on Sept. 22

The fifth annual Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs Community Barbecue and Barn Dance is Sept. 22 at Sidney Peak Ranch. The event features live music from Loose Change, food catered by Rex’s American Grill & Bar and lots of raffle prize packages. The family-oriented event includes kids activities, dancing and a photo station. Advance tickets are $35 per person or $70 for families of five or fewer ($10 for each additional child younger than 16). Proceeds from the Barn Dance benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs and local charities funded by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs.

Registration is open for 3rd annual Ride 4 Yellow

Registration opened this week for the third annual Ride 4 Yellow, a 26-mile mountain bike fundraiser for local and global cancer-related initiatives. The 2012 Ride 4 Yellow is scheduled for July 28. The ride is limited to the first 200 registered participants. The cost is $100.

Riders commit to raising $250 for cancer causes, down from $500 in previous years. Half of all proceeds will go to Livestrong, and the other half will be granted to Yampa Valley-based cancer causes.

The event features a 26-mile singletrack ride on the Continental Divide Trail, beginning at Dumont Lake on Rabbit Ears Pass and continuing up and over Storm Peak before finishing at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. A post-event party is at Slopeside Grill and will feature dinner, drinks, live music and dancing.

For more information or to register, visit www.ride4yellow.com.

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