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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Queen’s Charity Golf Classic, held annually at Glenwood Springs Golf Club, had its first hole-in-one at the event, which was held July 17.

Ginger Franke of Glenwood Springs scored an ace on the 95-yard fourth hole using an 8-iron. In doing so, she claimed an event prize of an LCD TV. The hole was sponsored by Sunshine Travel.

Franke was playing with her son, Jason Franke, Pat English and Bonnie Daniels.



The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club is holding its annual Storm King Open, a two-lady, best-ball tournament, on Saturday.

The cost is $100 per team for 18 holes, continental breakfast and lunch. There will be a prize purse, giveaways and a putting contest.



Call Glenwood Springs Golf Club at 945-7086 to register.

The Glenwood Springs High School boys golf program is holding a meeting at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on July 26. The 7:30 p.m. meeting, which will cover tryout procedures and paperwork, is for students planning on playing golf this fall.

The Soda Pop Open youth golf tournament is returning to the links at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 2. Call the course clubhouse at 945-7086 to sign up or for more details.

The Glenwood Hoop D’Ville 4-on-4 basketball tournament is returning to the outdoor courts at Sayre Park on Saturday.

The tourney, open to players 15 to 60 years old, begins at 9 a.m. Teams may roster up to six players. Every player gets a T-shirt, lunch and is guaranteed a minimum of two games. Also part of the day’s festivities is an 11 a.m. slam-dunk contest.

Tournament proceeds benefit C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter, YouthZone in Glenwood, Your Friends for Life (cancer help for families) and local high school basketball programs.

For more information, contact Michael Picore at 947-9295 (work) or at 309-2911 (cell).

Snowmass SkateMass is set for Saturday. The skateboarding event, held at Snowmass Village Skate Park, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and is for skaters 5 years old and up.

The cost to enter varies by division. Beginners pay $20 to compete, intermediate competitors pay $25 and advanced riders pay $30.

Registration includes a pool jam, division skate competition, street and vert best-trick competitions (beginner and intermediate) and a best-tricks showdown for advanced riders.

Helmets are required to participate. Pads are highly recommended.

The pre-registration deadline is July 23. Event-day registration, which costs an extra $5, starts at 8 a.m.

Sign up at the Snowmass Recreation Center. Call 922-2240 for more information.

The Bob Johnson Hockey School is returning to Aspen this week for its 45th consecutive year. The week-long camp, which will be held at the Aspen Ice Garden, runs July 25-31 and will feature 2010 U.S. women’s Olympic hockey coach Mark Johnson.

Johnson, who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s gold medal-winning effort and has won three NCAA championships as the head coach of the University of Wisconsin women’s team, is fresh off a silver medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Olympic Games.

The camp features three on-ice sessions and one off-ice session per day and is geared toward players 7 to 18 years old.

For camp information, visit http://www.bobjohnsonhockeyschool.com.

Interested in officiating middle school and high school volleyball? A new officials meeting is being held July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the county administration building (108 Eighth Street, Glenwood Springs).

Contact Donna Mabon-Shrull at dshrull@comcast.net for more information.

Coal Ridge High School is holding an Aug. 9-12 youth football skills camp. The camp, which will run from 6-7:30 p.m. each day is for young players in the third through eighth grades. Check-in time is from 5-5:45 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Coal Ridge football field.

For more information, contact Scott Parker at 274-4574 or Jerry Zywiec at 230-0311.

Sunlight Winter Sports Club and Sunlight Mountain Resort will be hosting Feed the Heathen, a 5K run/hike at Sunlight, on Sept. 18. The two-lap course goes up Heathen, one of the steepest runs in North America.

The cost of the 9 a.m. event is $70 per two-person relay team/individual and proceeds benefit the Sunlight Winter Sports Club scholarship fund, which is used to help offset tuition costs for young ski racers.

Contact Mitch Mulhall at 948-0557 or mitch@sunlightwintersportsclub.com for more information.

Visit http://www.active.com/running/glenwood-springs-co/feed-the-heathen-2010 to register.


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