Steamboat briefs: Ski Town USA Golf Classic planning gets underway |

Steamboat briefs: Ski Town USA Golf Classic planning gets underway

Organizers of the 17th annual Ski Town USA Golf Classic and Benefit Auction, Steamboat Springs' only golf tournament that features two courses, have announced this year's event will be held June 20 and 21 at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club and Haymaker Golf Course.

Contacts are being made with the businesses and individuals who have sponsored the event in the past. The generosity of sponsors has helped the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and the Ski Town Rotary Club raise more than $1 million for local charities since the event's inception.

The event will kick off with a reception and registration June 19. Golfers will tee off at Rollingstone and Haymaker the next morning for the two-day tournament. The event is capped at 200 participants; reservations can be made online at or by calling 970-879-5605.

The highlight for golfers, their guests and the Steamboat Springs community is the Benefit Auction on Friday night. This event always draws capacity crowds, including a large number of non-golfing locals, who bid on a wide variety of spectacular live and silent auction packages.

"Our success depends on the strong support of our business sponsors, the generosity of our many friends who donate exciting auction items, and the folks who come to our gala benefit auction and take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items, and contribute to these great causes," said John Kerst, Ski Town Golf Classic chairman.

Relay For Life to hold team captain meeting Thursday

Steamboat Relay For Life will hold a team captain meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Bank.

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At the meeting, captains will discuss the new incentive program, important dates and information along with fundraising ideas. Attend even if you are not a team captain but are interested in having a team or participating in this year's event. Relay For Life event benefits the American Cancer Society.

For more information, contact Emily Hines at 970-761-2660 or

Community Blood Drive welcomes walk-ins Thursday

A Steamboat Community Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Walk-ins are welcome from 3 to 5:30 p.m. as space permits.

Allow one hour for the process and eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2. Sing up online at using site code 0234.

Local named to dean's list at University of Rochester

Steamboat Springs High School graduate Paula Angelina Ninger, a senior majoring in psychology and statistics at the University of Rochester, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

Ninger is the daughter of Mary Ann and Perry Ninger.

Heritage Christian School 3rd quarter honor roll

Eighth grade

High Honor Roll: Mya Archuleta

Ninth grade

High Honor Roll: Jared Clark and Katelynn Stone

10th grade

High Honor Roll: Jackie Poirot

11th grade

High Honor Roll: Andrea Clark and Andrea Houston

Honor Roll: Matthew Lanning

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