Tri-State beats Xcel Energy in a softball game, but United Way really won |

Tri-State beats Xcel Energy in a softball game, but United Way really won

The Craig Station power plant stole the show against the Hayden plant on Saturday during a friendly softball game to raise money for United Ways in both communities. 

Tri-State Craig Station and Xcel Energy in Hayden went head-to-head on the softball diamond with the ultimate goal of raising money for the Moffat and Routt County United Way organizations. 

Moffat County United Way Director Heather Fross said Tri-State won the game 15-10, and members of both teams were decked out in their home team colors of the Bulldogs blue and Tigers black and orange. 

“The teams had friendly banter with each other and were very enthusiastic about the competition, which made the game exciting and fun to watch,” said Fross. 

The silent auction was the major fundraiser for the day, which Fross said brought in over $2,000 that will be split between the United Way in Moffat and Routt counties. 

Event organizers from both entities collected auction items to contribute, and both entities also made contributions to the fundraiser. 

“The game was a fun community event and successful fundraiser for local United Ways,” said Fross. 

The teams also hosted a grill out and served food to spectators as a part of the fundraisers, and Lola’s Wheels served food and donated tips to the cause. 

Several volunteers and community organizations came together to make the event possible, including Craig Parks and Recreation, which readied the field for the game. 

There was finally sunshine for the game, which was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, but was canceled due to rain. 

For more about the United Way or to find other ways to get involved, visit or

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