Summit County giving briefs: Frisco hosts memorial dedication for Jon “Zeke” Zdechlik on Saturday
August 5, 2016
Frisco to host memorial dedication for Jon "Zeke" Zdechlik on Saturday
The public is invited to the dedication of a memorial honoring Jon "Zeke" Zdechlik on Aug. 6, from 1–4 p.m. at the Frisco Adventure Park. The dedication will take place at 1:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.
"Our family is so grateful to the town of Frisco, and to Jon and Claudia Kreamelmeyer and so many other people who have been working diligently on this memorial for Zeke," Zdechlik's wife, Sherri Steeves said. "He loved the Frisco Peninsula area, and, in so many ways, it embodied his passion that he had for nature and beauty and the outdoors. He often said he felt so fortunate that he worked in such a beautiful place."
Zdechlik, a former Nordic Ski coach for the U.S. Paralympic team and general manager for the Frisco Adventure Park, died in July 2015 after a three-year battle with lung cancer.
"This wonderful community was truly in his heart, and he would be so humbled and honored by this memorial," Steeves said. "We look forward to seeing many people on Saturday and celebrating with them his memory, his passion for Frisco and life."
Keystone Science School hosts Dos Locos fundraiser
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In its 19th year, the upcoming silent auction at Dos Locos restaurant in Keystone remains Keystone Science School's biggest fundraisers of the year. The silent auction will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, offering a gourmet Mexican buffet, live music, and give-away prizes including a weeklong trip to Mexico, wine tastings and more.
VIP entry begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, while general admission opens at 5:30 p.m. The auction will close at 8 p.m. VIP tickets are $50, admission for adults is $25 and admission for kids is $15. Buy tickets in advance at KSSAuction.EventBrite.com
Celebrate the Summit Historical Society's 50th birthday
The Summit Historical Society will host a 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. for members and nonmembers alike on the schoolhouse grounds at 403 LaBonte St. in Dillon. Participants are invited to visit the historic buildings and learn about the Society's educational programs.
Enjoy food from the Lost Cajun and a special cake from City Market. The first 20 to arrive will also receive a gift card from Cameez in Dillon, and local merchants will donate gift drawings throughout the evening. Co-authors Rick Hague and Sandie Mather will sign copies of the new book, "Windows to the Past," written in honor of the Society's 50th anniversary.
The event is open to the public.
Compete for the title of Great Cornholio
Benefiting the Wounded Heroes Family Adventures program, the second annual Great Cornholio tournament will return to Summit County on Sunday, Aug. 21. The afternoon cornhole tournament raised $6,510 for the program last year, and registration is open to 32 two-person teams.
Tickets are currently $20 and may be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-cornholio-2016-tickets-22292746204. After purchasing tickets, email a team name and the names of both team members to Chris Luberto at email@example.com.
The tournament, including BBQ, beer and costumes, will be held at Carter Park in Breckenridge from 2-8 p.m.
Those who can't attend may still donate through the event website. Breckenridge Grand Vacations is the primary event sponsor, offering to match every dollar raised.
Support Dave Repsher on the green
Copper Mountain Safety Patrol will host the "D-Rep Charity Golf Tournament" on Sept. 15, 2016. All funds raised by the charity golf tournament will be used to offset medical and living expenses incurred by Repsher and his family.
Repsher, a Copper Mountain Ski Patroller and flight nurse with Flight For Life Colorado, was critically injured in a medical helicopter crash on July 3 in Frisco. More than 90 percent of his body was burned, and he spent 11 months recovering in the University of Colorado Hospital's ICU Burn Unit.
The course will be hosted at Copper Creek Course, and Copper Mountain is donating all course fees for the day. The Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation will also serve as a sponsor. Tournament entry is $100 per player, and hole sponsorship is $200.
A silent auction will also be held at the conclusion of the tournament.
For registration and donations, go to DenverBurnFoudnation.org.
— Compiled by Elise Reuter
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