Win Up to $25,000 with Red Ball Express

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The Red Ball Express

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will roll down the hill again,

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though it’s a much smaller hill this year.

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You’re watching the “Local News Network”

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brought to you by Alpine Bank of Durango.

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I’m Wendy Graham Settle.

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No pandemic can stop the

Rotary Clubs of La Plata County

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from raising funds for

the area’s nonprofits.

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The annual Red Ball Express

will return this year,

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but it won’t be at Purgatory Resort.

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Rather than roll giant

red balls down a ski hill,

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it will release more than

100 red ping pong balls

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down a 56-foot obstacle course.

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One of our wonderful members,

and other Rotary Clubs,

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made this 56-foot long course.

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It’s seven different pieces

of eight-foot long courses

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with different obstacles,

and built it all by himself.

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And we’re going to put it

together the day of the event

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at Alpine Bank, who’s one of our sponsors.

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And we’re going to roll those balls

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and they’re going to go fast.

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Yeah, they go pretty fast.

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The top of it starts up at

about seven feet in height.

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And then it goes down all

the way to 10 inches high.

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The winner with the first two balls

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to ping to the finish line wins $5,000.

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The second two balls in

the queue are worth $2,000.

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And the third is worth $1,000.

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And to make the game just

a little more interesting,

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a ticket will be drawn

randomly from entrance.

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And if that ticket’s

numbers win first place,

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that $5,000 will become $25,000.

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Tickets are $5 each and

allows the purchaser

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to adopt two red balls.

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The balls will be released

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at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 6th,

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on the obstacle course at Alpine Bank.

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No onlookers will be allowed,

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but the run will be broadcast

online at DurangoRedBall.com.

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You can purchase tickets

from any Rotary Club member.

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Thanks for watching this edition

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of the “Local News Network.”

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I’m Wendy Graham Settle.

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