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Letter: Sunken mammoth will raise funds

There’s a modern-day mammoth in Snowmass — one that hopes to generate some funds for kids, the elderly and disabled vets through an ice-melt event. Through its dedicated website, http://www.mammothmeltdown.com, the Snowmass Rotary Club is selling guesses, down to the minute, for exactly when a steel mammoth sculpture will fall through the frozen pond where it sits on the Snowmass Golf Course.

Visitors to the site only need to pay $5 per guess or get a value of five guesses for $20. The winner with the closest guess wins a cash prize — half of all ticket sales, which will be at least $1,000. All proceeds go directly to three local beneficiaries — Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities, Hospice of the Valley and the Little Red School House.

Our sponsors this year include the Snowmass Club, Challenge Aspen, Snowmass Hospitality, Related, Sundance Wine, Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Aspen Skiing Co., KSNO the Mammoth, Rossmore Enterprises, Alpine Bank, Alpine Property Management, The Daly Bottle, 81615, Grain, Hyder Construction, Woods Bliss, the Snowmass Community Fund, Howard Rudge, Scott Sigler, Merrill Bradley and Fishbrain & Trout. We thank them all for their continuing commitment to our fundraising efforts.

With spring weather upon us, the mammoth may fall through soon, so now is the time to purchase your guesses. Watch for Snowmass Rotary members at various sites in Snowmass these next few weeks, donning huge mammoth hats and selling guesses for cash. Or go directly to the website,

http://www.mammothmeltdown.com, for PayPal purchases. Please join in this unique fundraiser. The last day to purchase your guess is April 9. Your small donation can reap a huge reward and support great local causes.

Cynthia Berecek

Fundraiser chairwoman, Mammoth Meltdown

Snowmass Rotary Club

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