Giving Briefs: Straitjacket stunt supports Mountain Mentors |

Giving Briefs: Straitjacket stunt supports Mountain Mentors

Mountain Mentor Fun-Raiser

Today, March 19, Jay Debaggis, a mentor for Mountain Mentors, will attempt to ski 10 laps on the Imperial Chair at Breckenridge Ski Resort in 60 minutes while strapped into a straitjacket. Debaggis has received donation pledges totaling around $1,000, which will go to support Mountain Mentors. Debaggis will be making his attempt at 10 a.m. at the Imperial Chair. A pre-meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Vista House, with a celebration afterward at Downstairs at Eric’s in Breckenridge at 11:30 a.m. For more information about the Mountain Mentors program, call (970) 668-9184.

SOS Outreach hosting Pet Drive

The University Year 3 students at SOS Outreach are asking for support in their effort to help abused and neglected animals in Summit County. On Saturday, March 22, a Pet Drive will be held at The Barnyard pet store and A&A Pet Supply in Frisco from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to collect used pet-related items such as dog toys, dog food and dog beds. Students will be present to collect donations at The Barnyard from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at A&A Pet Supply from 2-3:30 p.m, However, donations will be accepted at both locations throughout the day. All donations will be given to the Summit County Animal Shelter. Support SOS and animals in need. Help us “Spread the Love!”

Adopt-A-Cause campaign raises $44,603 for Summit County Rescue Group

Keystone Sports, Breckenridge Sports and Mountain Sports Outlet raised a total of $44,603 for Summit County Rescue Group as part of Specialty Sports Venture’s 16th annual Adopt-A-Cause campaign. The holiday campaign, which took place from Thanksgiving through early January, encouraged holiday shoppers to donate to the local organization which provides life support and rescue care in backcountry settings.

Adopt-A-Cause is part of a nationwide effort among 190 SSV sporting good stores from San Francisco to Minnesota. Hundreds of SSV employees raised a total of $257,332 for 22 organizations selected by SSV employees. Vail Resorts Echo, SSV’s parent company’s social responsibility program, matched 50 cents on every dollar donated up to $100, increasing the pot by $86,997.

“It was moving for the Keystone, Breck and MSO teams to see how passionate the Summit County Search and Rescue Team was,” said regional manager Taylor Edmonds. “This check from Vail Resorts will not only help the rescued parties, but of all the great nonprofits in Summit County.”

For more information, visit Vail Resorts Echo at

— Daily News staff report

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