Dear Friend of BOEC,
What a fantastic and busy summer it has been after all!
In July we started to offer short day in person programs for individuals and groups, partnering with local agencies and bringing back those who have come to rely on BOEC for access to outdoor adaptive recreation. Over the past two months, we have offered weekly activities for local youth through The Hype program, a partnership with Building Hope Summit County. We welcomed participants from Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault and High Country Veteran Adventures who spent time on the high ropes course. Our Wilderness team has also been hard at work providing one-on-one programs for our local teens and adults who need additional in-person adaptive instruction as well as conducting successful virtual programs.
In July we also launched our first ever summer fundraising campaign which raised over $30,000 for our adaptive programs. With the loss of both winter and summer program revenues this campaign provided an opportunity not only to share with everyone what we are doing but HOW we are doing it and how important your support is especially at this critical time. Thank you to everyone who donated so generously. We are humbled and grateful for the amazing support we continue to receive from so many.
On August 24th we held the 11th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble which sold out with 136 golfers teeing off to raise over $50,000 for BOEC’s programs. Thank you to everyone who supported this event including the incredible team at The River Course at Keystone, our generous sponsors, all golfers and all 99 bidders who participated in the online silent auction! You can read a full recap of the event below.
With September now upon us, we have turned our focus to the upcoming ski season and are diligently putting plans in place to provide in person adaptive ski instruction to the groups and individuals who annually come to the BOEC. As with our summer programs, safety of our participants, staff and volunteers will be our number one priority. We will have more to share in the October newsletter and will post updates on the BOEC website.
We continue to be grateful for and inspired by the many volunteers, donors, supporters and participants who are each contributing to our ability to make it through this challenging time. We are indeed stronger together.
Stay safe and healthy,