What could get 200 people out of bed at 8:30 am on a frosty Sunday morning in October to a gated subdivision ten miles out of town, to line a mile of roads with their cars? The short answer is an estate sale to empty out a $2.5 million house that had been sold. And who’s house full of furniture and toys caused such excitement to sell? The short answer is Dr. Dana Shires. Dana Shires is a Florida MD specializing in kidney function. In his early years he was part of a research team that was asked to study why college football players ran out of steam in the middle of big games. In those days it was thought that people should not drink fluids during exercise. His team not only proved that people should drink during exercise, but studied sweat to provide a replacement fluid. The University of Florida turned down an offer to buy the formula for $10,000. Gatorade now sells $5 billion a year and the research team members have split over $1 billion in royalties. Dr. Shires and a partner use most of their share to fund the LifeLink Foundation, which harvests and provides organ transplants, including help for people who cannot afford them. And who put this sale together? The short answer is Kathy Connell. Kathy is a quiet person, but very capable. She is a Realtor, was president of the City Council, is Chair of the Colorado State Highway Commission, promoter of Steamboat Digs Dogs and a board member of the Yampa River Botanic Park. Dr. Shires was her client and when he sold his house in Steamboat Springs he asked Kathy to sell his furniture, Lexus, snowmobiles and ATVs, and donate the proceeds to her two favorite charities. So Steamboat Digs Dogs and the Yampa River Botanic Park get to split about $60,000. Thank you, Dr. Shires and Kathy Connell.