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Bravo, ‘Bingo for Basketball’

Dear Editor:On behalf of the Aspen Select basketball team, I would like to thank Bruce and The Aspen Elks Lodge for hosting “Bingo for Basketball” last Monday night. This event was a great way to get valley families and kids together to support the Aspen basketball team in their fund-raising efforts to travel to Germany next June. In addition to many neighbors and friends, the girls high school volleyball team, and many members of the boys high school and middle school football team were there. Carol Sams, athletic director from Aspen High School, helped Bruce with the spaghetti dinner! The basketball team sold tickets, bingo cards, served food, bused tables and ran the bingo game.Prizes were donated by area businesses: Alpine Bank, Ambiance Inn, Amen Wardy, Aspen Basketball Academy, Aspen Sports, Ben & Jerry’s, Boogies, Butcher Block, The Cantina, City Market, Enstrom’s Chocolates, Snowmass Village Conoco, Fred Wilson Chiropractic, The Grill Next Door, Jill’s Carpet, John Wyman, Little Annie’s, Paradise Bakery, Quicksilver, The Red Onion, Roots, Spring Street Toys, Stutsman Gerbaz, Sundance Drug, Taster’s Pizza. As you can see, there was quite a variety of prizes to select, and almost everyone was a winner!In the end, the real winners will be our athletes once they have had the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in competitive basketball with boys from a different culture. Thanks again to all who have contributed to this and other fund-raising events!If you would like more information about our plans or would like to contribute to the boys, please contact me at 923-2821.Sandy HolmesOld Snowmass