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Letter: Time to support Mammoth Meltdown is now

Dear Editor:

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 need only pay $5 per guess or get a value of 5 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 Little Red School House.

Our sponsors this year include the Snowmass Club, Challenge Aspen, Snowmass Hospitality, Related, Sundance Liquor & Gifts, Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Aspen Skiing Co., KSNO the Mammoth, Rossmore Enterprises, Alpine Bank, Alpine Property Management, Daly Bottle Shop, 81615, Grain, Hyder Construction, Woods Bliss, Snowmass Village 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 might 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

Mammoth Meltdown fundraiser chairwoman, Snowmass Rotary Club

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