Kristi’s Fund Awards Ten $2000 Scholarships

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The Kristi Visocky Memorial Foundation announced today that ten area young women will receive $2000 scholarships for the 2010-11 school year. Recipients are Kenzi Buehler, Carrie Busby, Sofie Christiansen, Kelly Comer, Jennifer Fleming, Jennifer Flint, Taffyette Harrison, Krystalyn Lockard, Tandi McBlair and Christina Scruggs.

The Kristi Visocky Memorial Foundation, a.k.a. Kristi’s Fund, was created in memory of Kristi Visocky who was killed in an auto accident in May of 2003 at the age of 21. Determined to keep alive the spirit and compassion of a young woman who was a strong champion of the underdog and supporter of troubled youth, Kristi’s Fund was set up to provide scholarships and assistance to area young people.

The young women who have benefited from the Kristi Visocky Memorial Foundation Scholarships are the very types Kristi supported: young, displaced girls and single moms, working to pull their life back together and create a better life for themselves and their families. One such woman, a single mom of three little boys, who was embarking on nursing school, put it this way when told she would receive a $2000 scholarship to Front Range Community College, “You don’t know what this means to me. It’s not just the money for school, it’s that you believe in me and believe that I can do this!”

The scholarships will be awarded on Friday, July 23 at the Kristi’s Big Night Out “Hog Wild” event at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect.

This year this fun-filled event features motorcycle theme. Participants will sample delicious cuisine by area restaurants including Chili’s, Elmonte Grill, Enzio’s, Hooters, Island Grill, Maya Cove, Outback Steak House, Pappy’s Corner Pub, PF Chang’s China Grill, Rock Bottom Brewery, Rustic Oven, Stonehouse Grill and Texas Road House, dance to music by the ever-popular “After the Fire”, and bid on exciting silent auction and raffle items. Kristi’s Big Night Out is one of the biggest events of the summer. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 970-277-0591 or on-line at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Kristi’s Big Night Out Event is the kick off to the Kristi Visocky Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 25 at Collindale Golf Course. Over 300 golfers will take to the greens to help raise money for the Foundation, making it the largest golf tournament in Fort Collins. The tournament is sponsored by Pappy’s Corner Pub and Buffalo Builders with food provided by CB&Potts.

For more information on Kristi’s Big Night Out, the Kristi Visocky Memorial Golf Tournament or the Kristi Visocky Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact Bob or Donna Visocky at 970-377-0591. www.kristisfund.com

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