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Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I would like to reach out and thank the many great people who helped make my all-girls sports camp, “It’s All About HER,” a huge success. The camp took place Sept. 8-9 at The North Face field in Carbondale and we had about 35 young girls show up ready to roll.

A little initial shyness at the start was quickly overcome when we played an icebreaker game and friendships started to blossom. From soccer, to kickball, to yoga, to relay races, to tie-dying, the girls showed great enthusiasm for all activities even if it was their first time.

The weather was impeccable and the ditch that flowed next to the field provided endless entertainment for the girls and a nice place to cool off.

A special thank you goes out to the Carbondale Recreation Department for donating the field. Thank you to the Carbondale Soccer Club for lending balls and cones.

Thank you to Kelly Wade and Kate Giampapa for teaching group yoga to the girls. Thank you to Amy Schmidt for making necklaces for every girl with the quote “I CAN” printed on it.

Thank you to Gatorade for donating drinks for the weekend. Thank you Target for donating soccer balls for every girl to go home with. Thank you to the US Ski Team for the support and give-aways.

Thank you to my parents for encouraging me while growing up to fall in love with all types of sports. Thank you to Ali Wade and to my teammate Jen Hudak for donating their time and sharing their love of sport with all the girls. And the biggest thank you goes out to all the girls who attended camp and who made me remember what it’s like to be a kid.

This valley offers so many activities for young people, especially young girls. Get out there and take advantage of this beautiful place we live in.

Meg Olenick


Our loving thanks for all the remembrances sent during the loss of our mother and grandmother, Margaret Gornick.

To Dr. Inscore and staff for years of care, Open Gate Assisted Living for their kind attention and excellent care, Alpine Hospice for being there at her time of need, St. Stephen’s for their spiritual guidance, Farnum-Holt for excellent attention, and to all who have extended their love and condolences, we say, “Thank you.”

The Joe Gornick family

Glenwood Springs

I would like to say a big thank you to Donny “Fin” Andre, Renee, Bob and Barb for the work and organization they put into the sixth annual Charity Golf Classic benefiting the Don Kriz Youthfarm.

In addition, to all those who participated in this event by buying a round of golf, donating prizes and money, I thank you as well.

The staff at Fin’s Grille is very professional and friendly. I would encourage everyone to patronize this fine establishment for excellent food and atmosphere.

Thanks again to all involved. The success of this fundraiser shows once again the generosity of this community is the best.

Ken Kriz

Glenwood Springs

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