Latest News – February 8

Leadville Fans Watch Broncos Beat Panthers 24-10

There were more than a few Leadville fans at the BIG Game on Sunday to watch the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in SuperBowl 50 in a 10-24 final score. Photo: Ramey Hinton - Cyclone Kleen Up.

There were more than a few Leadville fans at the BIG Game on Sunday to watch the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in SuperBowl 50 in a 24-10 final score. Photo: Ramey Hinton – Cyclone Kleen Up.

Spac_50Legacy Foundation Distributes Funds to Local Projects

On Thursday, Feb. 4 the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation distributed funds to community projects in Lake County. The ceremony was held at the Leadville/Lake County Senior Citizen Center, and saw Legacy board members Tyrone Rimbert, Carl Miller and John Cirullo distribute funds as follows: 

A new 50” TV monitor with Wii video game console, along with wi-fi internet access, valued at $750 was donated to the Senior Citizen Center.

Leadville/Lake County Senior Citizen Center Manager Loretta Burns(left of TV), is pictured with Legacy Foundation members (left to right): Tryone Rimbert, Carl Miller and John Circullo

Leadville/Lake County Senior Citizen Center Manager Loretta Burns(left of TV), is pictured with Leadville Legacy Foundation members (left to right): Tyrone Rimbert, Carl Miller and John Cirullo who donated the TV and Wii gaming system.

 The foundation awarded a $500 donation in Bill Skala’s name to the  Knights of Columbus Polka Dance. Skala, who passed away at the age of 96 years in 2015, was a big supporter of the Leadville Race Series since the beginning over 30 years ago. He was also a Knight and a big fan of the annual Polka Dance; Skala enjoyed seeing folks having a good time. The $500 will go towards offsetting the cost of this Saturday’s Chuck Spurlock Variety Band Valentine’s Day Polka Dance! 

This Saturday's Polka Dance will benefit from a $500 donation in honor of Bill Skala made on behalf of the Legacy Foundation. Photo: Leadville Today

This Saturday’s Polka Dance will benefit from a $500 donation in honor of Bill Skala, made on behalf of the Leadville Legacy Foundation.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Polka Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 – 11 p.m. at The Elks Lodge at 123 W. 5th Street in Leadville. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door. The dance is a fundraiser for the Knights from Holy Family Parish in Leadville.

The Legacy Foundation also presented a $1000 donation to Helping Hands of Lake County . Helping Hands of Lake County  is a privately held nonprofit which awards small grants for food, clothing, rent, utilities, medical assistance, and medication.  Applicants must be a US citizen and a resident of Lake County for at least one year. This group is an arm of Lake County Human Services. Contact Joann Cirullo for assistance: 719-486-2887.

Anges Fabian and Connie Yant (middle left to right) receive a $1000 donation on behalf of Helping Hands. The funds were distributed by (left to right): Leadville Legacy Foundation Members Tryone Rimbert, Carl Miller and John Circullo

Agnes Fabian and Connie Yant (middle, left to right) receive a $1000 donation on behalf of Helping Hands, a Lake County non-profit. The funds were distributed by (left to right): Leadville Legacy Foundation Members Tyrone Rimbert, Carl Miller and John Cirullo. Photo: Leadville Today.

 

Legacy Board Members also presented $2,500 toward the West Park Playground. Sarah Mudge accepted the award on behalf of the playground committee.

“We are attempting to renovate the West Park Elementary School playground. We’re really excited about this project for the kids at the school, as well as the senior-assisted living facility across from the school,” stated Mudge. 

In 2002, the Leadville Legacy Foundation was created as a nonprofit foundation, the charitable arm of the famous Leadville Trail 100 race series. Their mission was to address the ever-increasing needs of the Leadville and Lake County communities. The Legacy fund thrives through generous contributions from individuals and corporations, as well as a portion of the Leadville Race Series entry fees with every dollar going directly to meet the needs of the community. 

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