Funds set up for Alcortas

Aspen Times Staff Report

Two funds have been established to assist the family of Nick Alcorta who died of a heart attack Saturday in Las Vegas.

One fund has been set up at Alpine Bank of Basalt to help Alcorta’s wife and two kids with living expenses while insurance issues are finalized. Contributions can be made to Alpine Bank of Basalt, Memorial Fund for Nick Alcorta, Box 3885, Basalt, CO 81621.

The other fund was established for long-term assistance for the Alcorta kids ” Dominick, 8, and Derek, 5. Contributions can be made to Christ Community Church, Angel Fund for Dominick and Derek, 20351 Highway 82, Basalt, CO 81621.

Debbie Alcorta, Nick’s wife, is asking that contributions to those funds be made in lieu of flowers.

The community is invited to a memorial service at the Fields of Dreams baseball field at Basalt High School on Thursday at 4 p.m. Organizers want attendees to wear baseball hats and Hawaiian shirts in memory of Nick. A catered gathering will be held after the service in the garden area dedicated to Erik Newbury. People should bring a potluck side dish, according to organizers.

Alcorta was well known in the midvalley for volunteering time in kids athletic and recreational events. He helped coach and teach baseball and basketball. Kids who worked with him said he was a great role model.

Alcorta had a particular fondness for baseball. He died Saturday on a baseball diamond in Vegas. He traveled there to play on a team competing in a tournament.