Snowmobile Event to Benefit Flight for Life Colorado

Snowmobile For Life Poker Run Set for Feb. 18 in Grand Lake

The entry fee is $5 per hand or five hands for $20.00. Participants will meet at 9 am at the Grand Lake Community House at Town Square Park. Included in the day is a silent auction at the Community House, and prizes for the top three best poker hands: $700, 1st Place, $200, 2nd Place and $100, 3rd Place.

The festivities continue into the evening with a happy hour held at Grumpys Saloon, 913 Grand Avenue, from 4-6 p.m., and an awards ceremony and after party from 6-8 p.m. at Daven Haven Lodge, 604 Marina Drive. Participants do not need to be present to win.

2012 will be a special year for Flight For Life Colorado. In the fall, Flight For Life Colorado will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of continuous service to the state of Colorado and the surrounding region. Excitement for this special anniversary is already building, and this energy will be evident throughout the coming year, especially during the 2012 Snowmobile For Life Poker Run. To celebrate 40 years of continuous service to Colorado and the region, St. Anthony Health Foundation is raising money to give Flight For Life Colorado a very special gift - a Eurocopter AS 350B3E! This new helicopter will have 20 percent more horsepower than the model used now, and will dramatically improve Flight For Life Colorados ability to make high-altitude rescues that get patients to a hospital for intensive care and treatment with minimum delay. The proceeds from this event will be used to support this purchase.

For nearly 40 years, Flight For Life Colorado has been dedicated to transporting any patient in need, regardless of the patients ability to pay or insurance status. Each year, flight teams provide more than $4 million in charity and uncompensated care. This could not be done without support from the community through donations and fundraising events such as the Snowmobile For Life Poker Run.

If you would like to be a part of this event to benefit Flight For Life Colorado, please contact Kimbirly Orr, event chairperson, at 303-601-6931. For up-to-date information, check out the website - and be sure to LIKE this event on Facebook via