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Watson McCaffrey winners to get vacation

BRECKENRIDGE – Winners of the 2002 Watson McCaffrey Golf Classic will walk away with a vacation getaway to one of 10 Rockresorts in the United States.

Six three-night stays will be presented to the winning foursome and its celebrity player at the Father’s Day weekend event, set for June 13 to 16 at Breckenridge Golf Club and the Raven at Three Peaks course in Silverthorne.

Rockresorts locations include properties in Colorado, Palm Springs, Calif., and the San Francisco Bay area of California, San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington, the Florida Keys, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Tetons of Wyoming and Santa Fe, N.M.

This year’s golf competition is the 15th for founder Steve Watson, former wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, and the third annual for Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey. Due to career changes and time constraints, both have announced this will be the last year of their affiliation with the fund raiser, although future golf tournaments are planned and will be coordinated under the auspices of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.

The event has raised more than $1 million for local and regional nonprofits, including Breckenridge-based Summit Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation/Harmon Foundation for Arthritis, Hope for the Children/Henry Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse, and the Ronald McDonald House.

Among those who have supported the event are football greats John Elway, Mike Shanahan, Garo Ypremian, Haven Moses, Jim Jensen, Fran Lynch, Billy Van Heusen, Rich Jackson, David Treadwell, Rich Karlis, Dave Preston, Bubby Brister, the late Dick “Nighttrain” Lane, Chuck Foreman, Dan Pastorini, Matt Blair, Rick Upchurch, Vance Johnson, Gerald Willhite, Dave Studdard, Jim Kiick, Lawrence McCutcheon, Steve Largent and Jim Zorn; hockey great Joe Sakic; Olympic skier Steve Mahre; former Yankees pitcher Goose Gossage and the late astronaut Alan Shepard.

The Summit Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Summit County by providing financial and technical services in the areas of art and culture, health and human services, education, environment and sports.

Each year the foundation provides funding to scores of local nonprofit groups. More than 500 grants have been allocated by the foundation since 1986.

The 2002 tournament will include two days and 60 teams playing on two courses. The format is a fivesome (foursome with a celebrity) scramble with a shotgun start. Play will begin at 10 a.m. June 14, and 9 a.m. June 15.

For more information, contact Event Director Karen Horsch at (970) 453-9679.

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