My name is Jean-Claude Moritz and I am a boardmember and coach for the Vail Valley Eagles Basketball Club in the mountains of Colorado. Yes, a basketball club in the Mountains of Colorado.
I am asking all of you out there to help support our VVEBC Boys Elite Squad that will be traveling to Las Vegas, NV in 2 weeks for the BigFoot Classic, which is one of the biggest basketball tournaments in America.
Over the years, the Vail Valley Eagles Boys have become more and more competitive, and after some tough losses we have now won games at this big tournament thanks to Coach Joel Barndt and the hearts of the kids on this team. This is the last tournament for a group of senior boys that actually helped start the boys program a number of years ago.
The reason we go to this tournament is to expose our athletes to college coaches and to help the kids understand how hard it is to play competitive basketball in America.
We will be leaving in two weeks for Las Vegas. Many of the boys could not participate in this club without the generous help of our sponsors and donors. Although the kids have worked hard to obtain sponsorships, we have fallen short on funds needed for the trip. Any funds raised will be used exclusively for food for the kids: drinks, snacks, lunch and dinner. Anything helps - $5, $10, $100 - it is all appreciated!
President Mike Connolly, Coach Barndt and I will keep all of you up to date on the tournament via social media @vvebc (Twitter) and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vailvalleyeagles/)
Here is a short film of our tournament last year.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- David Smooke
- R.G. Felton
- Chris Hoevel
- Sue Gossum
- Rosalina Chaparro