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BOEC's Inspirations
The Official Newsletter of the BOEC
September 8th, 2020
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, 
Sonya Norris
Sonya Norris
Executive Director
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
BOEC's 11th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble Recap
The 11th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble was the most successful golf tournament to date, raising over $50K for BOEC’s Adaptive Programming, and selling out with 136 golfers on the course. Huge thanks to all our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and Keystone Staff, and online silent auction bidders. Please click below to read more about the fun day on the course and to check out all tournament standings.

Congrats to our top three teams who all scored 46:
  • First Place – Team Mountain Glo Tanning (2nd year in a row!)
Lindsey Davis, Charlie Rostad, Zak Himmelman, & Player Haynes
  • Second Place – Team Modis Breck
Teryn Guadagnoli, Christopher Phelen, Chris Warren, & Jason Rema
  • Third Place – Team Creative Cabinetry
David Preaus, Tony Pestello, Paul Duxbury, & Dru Martinson
BOEC's Wilderness Site
BOEC's Wilderness Site
BOEC is appreciative of our summer volunteers for the time they have spent gardening, updating trails, building decks, and beautifying the BOEC Wilderness Site among many other important activities helping to serve our participants. Special volunteer photo credit for trail project above goes to Austin Roberts.

We are also happy to report that Steve Rubin will be taking over volunteer coordination for the winter season. Please stay tuned for additional volunteer details coming out in the volunteer newsletter later this month. If you have volunteer questions in the meantime, please click below to reach out to Steve.
Donor Spotlight: Zach Dobrota

Zach set out on a quest to play 100 holes of golf in one day this summer, a fundraiser he organized which raised over $2,000 for the BOEC and we believe this feat was monumental! Thank you Zach!
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 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