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Local Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

La Sportiva and Vail Recreation are teaming up to hold a raffle to benefit injured Silt distance runner Bernie Boettcher at Sunday’s The Evergold trail race.

Sunday’s race, which has 11K and 5K course options, begins at 10 a.m. at Vail Golf Club. Race registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Raffle tickets for a pair of La Sportiva shoes will be sold for $10 each at the race. La Sportiva will also be selling its Vertical K shoes for $50 (more than 50 percent off retail). All of the proceeds from the raffle and demo shoe sales will go to helping Boettcher, who was injured in a motorcycle accident a few weeks ago and is facing large medical bills.

Contact Marc Thomas, race director, at (970) 479-2280 or visit http://www.vailrec.com for more information on The Evergold.

The fifth annual Banzai Trail 5K Run/Walk will be held in West Glenwood on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m.

The scenic course takes runners through Ami’s Acres Campground and along Storm King Mountain on a single-track trail before finishing with a climb and descent of Mitchell Creek Road.

The $10 entry fee benefits the Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt as well as several local animal shelters. Race morning registration runs from 8-9 a.m.

For more race information, or to pre-register, call 945-0979.

Team Sopris will be hosting a free Gold Medal Stroke Clinic for aspiring young swimmers on Friday, Sept. 21, from 4-5 p.m.

Kids will join coach Damon Garrison in the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool to work on technique and be evaluated for group placement.

Team parents will be on hand to answer questions about the Team Sopris year-round swim program (for ages 6 through high school).

Visit http://www.teamsopris.org to R.S.V.P. and for more information.

Coal Ridge High School has openings for two assistant girls basketball coach positions and one assistant boys basketball coach position.

If interested, visit http://www.garfieldre2.org and apply.

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