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Forsberg golf tourney returns to Summit this weekend

Devon O'Neilsummit daily news

BRECKENRIDGE – Peter Forsberg and a host of other special guests will be back in Summit County this weekend for The Summit Foundation’s annual celebrity golf tournament.The Great West-Peter Forsberg Golf Tournament will be played at the Keystone River Course and the Breckenridge Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday. This is the second year Forsberg, the all-everything forward for the Colorado Avalanche, has volunteered to headline the event.”We just feel very lucky that he’s coming back this year,” TSF event director Åsa Armstrong reiterated Wednesday.Forsberg, Armstrong said, has been going back and forth to his native Sweden since the NHL season was lost to lockout. He has also spent some relaxation time in Summit County, and is good friends with Breckenridge Mayor Ernie Blake and his wife Sharon Magness Blake.In fact, it was Magness Blake who originally got Forsberg to agree to headline the Summit Foundation tournament.According to Armstrong, other sports celebrities scheduled to play in this weekend’s tournament include Philadelphia Eagles veteran center Hank Fraley, former first-round draft pick and Pro Bowl quarterback Dan Pastorini, Frisco’s recently retired U.S. Ski Team star Jake Fiala, and Willie O’Ree, the man who broke the NHL’s color barrier.Armstrong said Fraley’s appearance came about when a local woman who went to school with Fraley’s girlfriend put the two parties in touch.This weekend’s tournament field is full, but spectators interested in watching the big names tee off can view from the cart path of either course.The tournament has existed for 18 years in all, and was headlined by former Broncos John Elway and Steve Watson for a number of years. Half of the proceeds go to The Summit Foundation, while the other half go toward a charity of the headlining guest’s choice. Forsberg has chosen Teammates For Kids in Denver.For more information on how to get involved, call The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970.Devon O’Neil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 231, or at doneil@summitdaily.com.


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