SteamMaster Golf – Vail Symposium Letter to Vail Daily

It feels like a hole-in-one to be involved with SteamMaster’s sixth annual charity golf tournament. The Vail Symposium is honored to be one of four designated beneficiaries of this year’s tournament and hopes to see many of our members on the course and with trophies in hand at the awards ceremony.

Each year SteamMaster generously allocates the proceeds to designated local non-profit organizations as a way to give back to the community. While the demand for non-profit services rise, donations can be hard to come by in this challenging economic climate, which is why SteamMaster’s tournament is so unique.

It not only benefits the Matthews Family Education Fund honoring former marketing director Kim Matthews, who lost her battle with cancer, but also selects other local organizations to receive proceeds from the same event. This year Minturn Community Fund, Vail Symposium and Vail Valley Charitable Fund are the selected recipients.

This is an important event at a crucial time of year when the season is changing and local non-profits are ramping up their fundraising efforts for the holiday season.

Specifically, the Vail Symposium team is preparing for our 40th anniversary in 2011 and relies heavily upon community support. This is a true community produced event with help from local businesses, golfers and volunteers who take on much of the work for the fundraiser. As preparations for the tournament enter their final days, there is still time to get involved. Players and sponsors can call Raj, the tournament coordinator, at (970) 827-5555.

The Vail Symposium plans to use its portion of the proceeds to be the voice of intellectual curiosity and stimulation for the community. Thanks to you we continue to offer affordable, if not free, programming each season.

I would like to extend my deep gratitude to the SteamMaster tournament coordinators for selecting us as a beneficiary and allowing me to participate on the committee. It is an honor to be recognized by a local business for our legacy serving the community as the second oldest non-profit in Vail.

Kelli Kostroski

Vail Symposium

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