Softball tourney a fund-raising hit
Colorado Mountain College recently joined forces with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to host a double-elimination softball tournament as a fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The tournament, held at Glenwood’s Two Rivers Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, was a resounding success, with over $2,500 raised.
Four teams of 10-15 members each from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, Carbondale Police/Fire departments, Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley students participated. The top fund-raising team was CMC and the tournament winner was the Carbondale Police/Fire department team.
Approximately 75 people attended the tournament, including Justin Marquez of Rifle, a 3-year-old liver transplant patient. Justin and his family were granted a Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii in early September.
Justin and his parents came on the last day of the tournament to take pictures with all of the team members and to be present when the donation was made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Stephanie Owston, coordinator of student activities and Summer Conference Development for Colorado Mountain College at Spring Valley Campus, organized the Tournament and enjoyed seeing it become a successful fund-raiser.
“I’m not sure where the tournament will go from here, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was so wonderful to help such a great foundation. I’m proud of my students and very thankful for all of the hard work that everyone contributed,” she said.
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