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BOEC's Inspirations
The Official Newsletter of the BOEC
July 7, 2020
Dear Friend of BOEC,

It is finally starting to feel like summer up here in the mountains albeit still a very different one than we are used to!

After much cautious re-evaluation and preparation, we are now beginning to dip our toes carefully back into the water by offering outdoor programs for local youth through our partnership with Building Hope Summit County (see our story below). We are also planning to offer more short day programs for local agencies and for those individuals and groups who have come to rely on BOEC for access to outdoor adaptive adventure.

The new BOEC virtual program, Recreating our Recreation , has really taken off with long time clients including Children's Hospital Colorado and Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado tasking BOEC with the creation of virtual summer camps and other activities. BOEC's Educational Shorts presents 1 minute instructional videos on everything from why to drink water to going on a wildflower hike. These are sure to make you smile so be sure to check them out on BOEC's YouTube channel !

This month we wanted to share a story about a very inspirational organization, Angletech Cycles, who has partnered with the BOEC for over 20 years to help us build an adaptive cycling program and who are committed to making cycling accessible for all. Our own Kat Booth is featured this month in our series "It's the People Who Make BOEC So Special," and you will see why when you read her story. Be sure to check out Kat's talents in the BOEC Educational Shorts series as well. You will be left with a smile on your face the rest of the day.

We continue to be grateful for and inspired by our many donors and supporters who are helping us make it through this challenging time. Mario, and his son Emilio, are just one example of the amazing people we are touched by daily and who make what we do so very meaningful to all of us.

Thank you for your continued support of BOEC and we hope to see you soon.
 
Stay safe and healthy,
Sonya Norris
Sonya Norris
Executive Director
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Humans Helping Humans, Angletech Cycles and it's Partnership with BOEC
When the BOEC created its Adaptive Cycling Program over 20 years ago, there was a very special partner that helped us get the program off the ground running. And they're still an instrumental part of the program today! Angletech Cycles in Colorado Springs is a one-of-a-kind recumbent and adaptive cycle shop with a very unique mission. Check out their story and the relationship formed with the BOEC.
It's the People Who Make BOEC So Special: Kat Booth, Intern Coordinator
BOEC's Internship Program is one of the most unique aspects of our 44-year-old nonprofit organization. So it would be only fitting that its leader, Kat Booth, is just as unique after rising through the ranks over the past five years to become the Intern Coordinator. This is her story.
BOEC's 11th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble
Registration for the 11th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble , benefiting BOEC, is now open! This year's event is slated for August 24th at the Keystone River Course and will feature some changes within guidelines surrounding COVID-19. We will be moving the typical shotgun start to tee times, every 8 minutes on holes #1 and #10, to minimize the size of group gatherings. Additionally, the 19th Hole After Party will not take place but a bigger and better silent auction will happen virtually, starting two weeks before the tournament. So grab three of your friends or family and register your foursome today! All proceeds benefit BOEC's adaptive outdoor programs for those with disabilities and special needs.
BOEC Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all BOEC volunteers! Come get your hands dirty with the BOEC’s Facilities and Capital Manager, Ben Hickman. Beginning this Friday, July 10th, the BOEC is hosting regularly scheduled volunteer maintenance days. 

Volunteer days will take place the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at the BOEC Wilderness Site ( aka the Scott Griffith Lodge ). Days will begin at 9:00 AM unless otherwise noted, and will typically last till around noon.

Activities will include trail maintenance, rebuilding fire pits, constructing buck & rail fencing, and much more. Get outside and help us take advantage of the lower program volume by making the site the best it can be!

Masks and social distancing will be required.

To RSVP, please email steve@boec.org or click the button below. Be well and thank you for your continued support of the BOEC.
Donor Spotlight: Mario & Emilio

In this month's donor spotlight we introduce you to Mario and his son, Emilio who joined BOEC at age 5 in our Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program , which offers programs supporting kids with autism like him. BOEC took on new meaning for their family, inspiring them to give back in a very unique way.
Support BOEC on Amazon Shopping App

AmazonSmile customers can now support BOEC in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply click the button below to see how you can generate donations to the BOEC by using the Amazon app!

THANK YOU TO OUR KEY PARTNERS
The mission of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational and inspiring outdoor experiences.
BOEC is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit