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Businesses, Bogeys, & Bragging Rights Charity Golf Tournament

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2024


Mark your calendar! The Vail Recreation District (VRD) and Vail Chamber & Business Association (VCBA) will host the 11th annual Businesses, Bogeys and Bragging Rights Community Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2024 at the Vail Golf Club to benefit the VRD's Tom Slaughter Jr. Memorial Youth Recreation Grant. Teams, sponsors and raffle item donations will be sought - don't miss out on the best event of the season!

Four people in fun costumes at a golf course, with mountains in the background.

The grant program, a memorial to Vail Valley resident Tom Slaughter, Jr. who enjoyed endless recreational opportunities in the valley, is used to award funds to school-aged children who are in need of financial support to participate in VRD youth programs. The VRD is partnering with the VCBA for the tournament as an opportunity to bring the community together for a spirited day of golf, celebrate a successful summer and contribute to the development of the Vail Valley's youth.

Person in a hockey jersey playing golf on a sunny day with autumn foliage in the background.

The Tom Slaughter, Jr. Memorial Grant Program began in 1997 and provides youth with opportunities to participate in VRD day and sport camps, gymnastics, golf, basketball and other programs in Vail. Each year, the VRD awards approximately $20,000 in cash and in-kind services to children in Eagle County through its Eagle County Youth Activities Grant and the Tom Slaughter, Jr. Memorial Grant programs. These programs have helped hundreds of local youth get outside, learn, grow and recreate. Last year's golf tournament hosted 32 teams and raised over $20,000 to be used this year and in future years. "Last year's tournament was incredibly successful and showed how the local community can come together for a great cause," said VRD Executive Director Mike Ortiz. "We pride ourselves in providing amazing learning opportunities for the young and young at heart. We're excited to partner with the VCBA for the 11th year, and offer our community an opportunity to celebrate our local children."

A person lies on a golf course, aligning a putt, with autumn trees in the background.

Sponsorship opportunities include: title sponsor, activations sponsor (sponsor on-course challenges including the driving range and the potato gun contest), hole-in-one sponsor, golf ball sponsor and more! These sponsorships are a great way to get your company's name out to a large group of local business leaders and prominent community members. Raffle items and silent auction items are also being sought.
We hope you will join us for this fun event, with a new theme this year - Mardi Gras!

For more information on the tournament, contact Alison Wadey with Vail Chamber & Business Association at 970-477-0075 or Alice Plain, Vail Golf Club Director, at 970-479-2260.