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Sunlight Winter Sports Club (SWSC) needs volunteers for the Great Ski Swap, which will run from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Orrison Distribution Center.

This is the club’s biggest fundraiser for the 2012 season and is crucial to keeping SWSC programs supported. Great Ski Swap help is needed in the form of volunteering, promoting and, of course, shopping.

For Buddy Werner families, this a good way to get involved, kick off the ski season, sell old gear and shop for new gear.

SWSC needs multiple parents to run the cash register. Two adults are needed for each cash register, but it works best with three people per four-hour shift.

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Young racers can help at the register by making and cutting tags, collecting tags (to bring to the back room), collecting the $1 entry fee at the door and cleaning up aisles.

Call or email Rona Fischer at 379-9452 if interested in helping out.

The first annual Demon Splash for Cash Community Swim Meet was a hit. Smiles from ear to ear were displayed across the pool deck at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Sunday morning.

Participants and volunteers alike converged on the pool to support the Glenwood Springs High School boys swim team. The 28 swimmers who competed traveled from Denver, Grand Junction and the Vail and Roaring Fork valleys to partake in a little fun while raising some cash to keep the recently cut boys swim team afloat.

The competition was fierce in the women’s A category. Carbondale’s Claire Collier, who amassed 80 points, emerged on top. Glenwood’s Hannah Grumley was a close second with 74 points. Third-place finisher Jaime Fowler was nipping at her heels with 71 points and was followed closely by Toni Hecksel with 70.

Denver’s Ginny West ran away with the women’s B category. The men’s B category was another nail-biter, with Grand Junction’s Rob Witt being victorious. Bob Thorsen and Robert Mintz tied for second, barely trailing the victor.

The men’s A category was a two swimmer dual between Sopris Barracuda teammates Zach Baker and Zeb Thorsen. Baker ended up claiming the title by winning his last event.

Recent Glenwood Springs High School graduate and former state swimmer Cole Newton traveled home from Fort Lewis College to swim the fastest 50-yard freestyle for the men, while Hecksel took a break from being a wife and mother of two to claim the women’s fastest time.

Former Glenwood girls sprinter Emily McDonald’s mom, Kae, won the mile title. Both the 200 medley relay and 200 free Relay were owned by the team consisting of Baker, Collier, Stefan Buxman and Glenwood boys swim coach Mark Bauer.

The Glenwood Springs High School boys swim team is a self-funded team. If you would like to help out the boys, contact Mark Bauer at marylandmarkus@aol.com.

The Carbondale Chamber is hosting a scramble golf tournament at Aspen Glen Golf Club on Oct. 10.

The tournament tees off with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $150 per player or $550 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available, including a title sponsor. An awards ceremony with appetizers and drinks will also be part of the day’s festivities.

Sign up your team and secure your sponsorship by contacting Sherri at 963-1890 or sherri@carbondale.com.

Registration for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, a half-marathon run and 5K run/walk, is now open. This year’s race through the scenic Glenwood Canyon is Saturday.

Visit http://www.literacyoutreach.org for a race application or for more information. Register online at http://www.RunningGuru.com.

The fourth annual Banzai Trail 5K Run/Walk is slated for Oct. 29 in West Glenwood.

The race, which begins at 9:30 a.m., will start and finish on Donegan Road. The course routes runners into Ami’s Acres Campground before joining a jeep road and single-track trail along Storm King Mountain. Next is a quick trip up Mitchell Creek Road toward the Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery to the turnaround point. A fast downhill to the finish area follows.

Preregistration and race-day registration are both $10, with all proceeds going to help the Rifle Animal Shelter, the Pauline Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt and the Valley Dog Rescue in Carbondale.

Preregistration can be done the week of the race (Oct. 24-28) after 4 p.m. each day at the race start line on Donegan Road or by calling Mike at 945-0979 or Craig at 987-4805. Preregistration is encouraged as race-morning help is limited.

Refreshments and ribbons will follow the race. Grand prizes will be awarded to the best male and female Halloween costumes of the day, so dress up.

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