Readers say thanks
The Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team training season has come to an end, and we thank the village of the Valley for supporting us.
Special thanks to Glenwood Medical Associates for sponsoring our travel bags; Colorado Mountain College for our racing uniform; Women’s Health Associates for our T-shirts; and Tiana White for our bumper stickers. Your generous donations helped us feel like a real team ” the first time for many of us. And we looked quite snazzy in the process!
We could not have trained without the generous Hot Springs Lodge and Pool for our Saturday trainings. Thank you for your flexibility, wonderful staff, and world-class swimming pool.
Thank you, Glenwood Community Center, for our Wednesday trainings, and for working with us and our crazy early morning hours.
Special thanks to Brion Afton and Bryon from Independence Hike and Run Store; Darren Broom from Ute City Cycles; Riggs Klika from Aspen Center For Cancer Survival for your dawn-thirty talks; Rob Jankovsky and staff at Sunlight Mountain Sports for the tire changing clinic and supporting our team; and to staff at Rifle Gap State Park.
A standing ovation goes to our coaches who swam, biked, ran/walked with the team and assisted us in every possible way. Thank you Carol McCurry, Maureen Nuckols, Jane Szucs, Trish Kramer, Joyce Rankin and swim coaches Betts Williams and Mary Jay; finances Caryn Hettler; and scholarships Jeanne Sheriff.
Lastly, we thank the husbands, partners, children, parents, and friends, who volunteered their time to lifeguard; do extra child care duty, cook late meals, and support their triathletes. Thanks for sharing your loved one with us!
Final thanks to Amy Downing with Tri for the Cure Triathlon. They raised more than $150,000 for Susan G Komen Foundation. More than 100 pink-capped breast cancer survivors kicked-off the swim waves, including three cancer survivors on our team.
Breast cancer, like triathlon, takes a team of support. A healthy physical lifestyle can reduce the risk of cancer incidence and reoccurrence. We are proud to be part of the solution.
Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team
The fifth annual Downtown Classic Car Show was another honking success!
I need to thank the people who made this possible.
A big honk honk-beep beep goes out to all the car owners, our sponsors, the Mid Valley Church, Steve and Sandy Swanson, John Buxman and the Springs Theatre, The Gear Exchange, Tom Boas of Rocky Mountain Disposal, Gran Farnum Printing, the city of Glenwood Springs, The Glenwood Springs Post Independent and the Downtown Business Association.
Finally a great big Aruuugaaa to Bart and Jennifer Victor of the Charcoal Burger for all their help or this car show would not have happened.
Dennis Bader, Flower Mart
car show organizer
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