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Dedicated volunteers

Dear Editor:Orthopaedic Associates of Aspen & Glenwood and the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Glenn Kotz of Mid-Valley Family Practice & Sports Medicine and Karen Eberhardt, RN of Orthopaedic Associates of Aspen & Glenwood for volunteering your time!Glenn and Karen traveled to Canberra, Australia, for the Mountain Bike World Championship, Sept. 1-6, 2009, to volunteer as the team medical staff for the USA Mountain Biking Team. Volunteering as the team medical staff is a huge responsibility, time consuming and extremely exhausting. Thanks for making sure our athletes stay healthy and safe! Dr. Mark Purnell (of Orthopaedic Associates of Aspen & Glenwood), Dr. Glenn Kotz and Karen Eberhardt, RN have been volunteering as the medical staff with USA Cycling since 1995. They volunteer their time to treat the USA Cycling Athletes so they can gain experience treating high level athletes and keep up to date on new and innovative treatment methods. This experience allows them to provide better care to their competitive and recreational athlete patients who live in the Roaring Fork Valley. Thank you for being dedicated to providing the best possible care to our community!Laura Morris PritchardExecutive directorAspen Sports Medicine Foundation