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Cinco de Mayo Celebration raises nearly $30,000 for Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

American Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken (seated) poses for a photograph on Breckenridge Ski Resort's Peak 9 while skiing with the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center's Jeff Inouye (left) and Will Targy on April 13, 2019, in Breckenridge.
Antonio Olivero / aolivero@summitdaily.com

BRECKENRIDGE — The annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant raised an all-time high of $28,697.39, according to a news release. The proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center and its Willie Whalen Memorial Fund, which promotes adaptive recreation and education for people with disabilities.

Whalen was a volunteer and adaptive snowboard instructor for the center for nine years before his death in 2005.

The fundraiser has raised more than $500,000 in its 36-year history.


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