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BOEC's Inspirations
The Official Newsletter of the BOEC
November 11th, 2020
Dear Friend of BOEC,

As we near the beginning of the holiday season and the end of what has been a year filled with both incredible successes and overwhelming challenges, we at BOEC want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support, friendship and love for the work we do.
This month we share with you some stories about those who make BOEC and Summit County so special. People like so many of YOU, who gave so generously during last year’s Annual Holiday Appeal, and who we hope will give again this year when year-end giving can have such an impact. People like Tony and Kelly Pestello who together epitomize the giving spirit through everything they do. We are very fortunate to have the Pestellos in our community and consider them part of the BOEC family. We are inspired by BOEC team members like Kyle Calbat who has made Breckenridge and BOEC his home. As our new Ski Program Manager, Kyle brings heart, passion and commitment to his work with our participants and to the program itself.

We want you to know too that we are preparing for a safe and fun ski season and hope to see you and your families out there with us. While it may not look or feel exactly the same as most winters, it will be wonderful to see your smiling faces and to see the joy of our participants as they hit the slopes with BOEC instructors and volunteers.
We wish you a warm and safe holiday season. 
Sonya Norris
Sonya Norris
Executive Director
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
BOEC's Generous Annual Appeal Donors
This month's Donor Spotlight recognizes the 347 amazing donors who contributed during BOEC's Annual Holiday Appeal last year. This month, we celebrate YOU and how important your giving is at this time. The individual and household gifts we receive throughout November, December, and January make up about 15% of BOEC’s annual fundraising goal and thanks to your tremendous support, last year's annual appeal was record-breaking, bringing in nearly $160,000 which helped us weather the challenges we have faced since being forced to close our doors due to COVID-19 in early March. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who contributed during last year's appeal and hope that you will decide to support BOEC again this year. Find out more about BOEC's 2020 Annual Holiday Appeal and where your generous donations go by clicking the button below. Thank you! 
Soul of Summit County: Tony & Kelly Pestello from ifurnish Support the BOEC
Tony & Kelly Pestello, proprietors of ifurnish furniture store in Frisco are the epitome of philanthropy in Summit County. In addition to running a business full time, they both devote large amounts of time to supporting the Summit County community, including the BOEC. In fact, Tony is on the boards of the Summit County Housing Authority, Peak Health Alliance, Summit Prosperity Initiative, Summit County Care Clinic, and the Frisco Town Business Advisory as well as the Vice President of the Summit County Chamber of Commerce. How does one handle all of this? Find out in this month's partner spotlight.
It's the People Who Make BOEC So Special: Kyle Calbat, Ski Program Manager
Now entering his fifth year with the BOEC, newly-appointed Ski Program Manager, Kyle Calbat, takes us through his BOEC journey, what the native Texan finds so alluring about Summit County winters, and what the BOEC means to him. It truly is the people who make BOEC so special!

Buy Coffee & Support BOEC

Need a coffee to warm you up before hitting the slopes? 100% of the proceeds from Agape Roasting coffee sales will go directly to BOEC from now through December. Thank you to BOEC volunteers and passionate coffee roasters Jen and Brad Baltz!

Local Author Supports BOEC

If you are a lover of animals, Breckenridge, or the BOEC you will love this story. Especially since author Diane Jaffee is donating proceeds from the sale of Sheba La Beba directly to BOEC.
The BOEC takes COVID-19 very seriously and your safety continues to be our top priority. Please visit the COVID page on our website to learn what we are doing for the safety of our participants, staff and volunteers, and how the upcoming adaptive ski & snowboard season will look a bit different this year.
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