Summit County giving briefs: Early bird registration open for Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk
Early-bird registration open for Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk
Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ philanthropic program, BGV Gives, will be hosting The Inaugural Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk on Saturday, June 11, 2016. This event will pay tribute to the late BGV owner/developer Rob Millisor, who passed away from a heart attack in October of 2015 while on a humanitarian trip to help earthquake victims in Nepal.
“Helping others was Rob’s true passion, inspiring the formation of BGV Gives. His legacy of giving will live on in the community in many ways, including this walk,” BGV owner/developer and Rob’s brother, Mike Millisor, said in a statement.
Rob was physically fit and unaware of any health issues. To honor him and increase cardiac health awareness, this fundraiser will benefit heart health programs, education and research. Save $5 with early-bird registration through April 30. After registering, participants will receive additional information, including options for discounted lodging.
With support from BGV, along with generous walk participants and sponsors, including Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts and McAllister Law Office P.C., 100 percent of contributions will go to this cause. On the day of the walk, check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at Carter Park in Breckenridge. Also starting at 8:30 a.m., various heart health/healthy lifestyle booths will be providing resources and distributing information. At 10 a.m., the 5K Trail Route walk starts, and, at 10:15 a.m., the One-Mile Town Route begins. Before and after the walk, entertainment, drawings for giveaways, children’s activities and more will be available. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., a healthy lunch will be provided for participants.
Also, don’t miss the 2016 Breckenridge Grand Vacations Golf Tournament taking place in conjunction with the walk over the weekend of June 11-12 at the Breckenridge Golf Club. For further information on the golf tournament, contact The Summit Foundation’s Elisabeth Lawrence at (970) 453-5970 or Elisabeth@summitfoundation.org. To learn more about The Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, please contact the BGV Gives Program Manager, Deb Edwards, at (970) 547-8748 or dedwards(@breckgv.com.
Breckenridge police support food-for-fines program
The Breckenridge Police Department has partnered with The Family and Intercultural Resource Center in a “Food for Fines” parking ticket amnesty program. By donating food or money to the FIRC, participants will receive a reduction to their parking fines.
Between May 2-13, bring in non-perishable food items to the police department during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to receive a reduction in your citation. You may also make a monetary donation online.
Bring five or more non-perishable food items to the police department and it will result in a one-time, $15 reduction to a parking citation. (Maximum reduction of $15 per ticket up to three tickets. For example: 15 items will result in a $15 reduction on three separate tickets).
Feel free to bring additional food items, but participants will only receive the reduction as listed above.
Cash donations to the FIRC will also result in a one-time reduction. A cash donation of $5 or more will result in a $15 reduction. (Maximum reduction of $15 per ticket up to three tickets. For example, a donation of $15 or more will result in up to three tickets being reduced by $15). Cash donations are not accepted at the Breckenridge Police Department; donations must be made online at http://www.summitfirc.org/donate.
To qualify with an online donation, you must follow these steps.
Option 1: Bring your donation receipt to the police department during normal business hours.
Option 2: Email your donation receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Within two business days, your citation(s) will be reduced accordingly. You may then pay your ticket online at http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/parking or in person at the police department. Making an online donation does not prevent further action on the citation (such as an escalated fine or a vehicle being subject to towing if a citation is not paid within the due date).
Citations that have already resulted in a court summons are not eligible for a “Food for Fines” reduction.
“Food for Fines” does not accept out-of-date, damaged or open canned goods and highly encourages donations that are protein- and/or vegetable-based. Items most needed: pasta, pasta sauce, beans, rice, tuna, diapers, toiletries (no green beans, please).
The program ends May 13. Fines will not be reduced after May 13 but donations will still be accepted. The town reserves the right to revoke a customer’s participation in this program at any time.
To find out if you have any unpaid parking citations, visit http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/parking and follow the links to pay a parking citation. You may then enter your license plate number to see any unpaid citations.
Foster a service dog trainee
Canine Partners of the Rockies, a 501c3 nonprofit, is offering dog lovers an opportunity to foster an advanced service dog trainee for six months. Dogs are between one-and-a-half to two years old and have been living and training with a qualified puppy trainer.
Time commitments include transporting the dog to Dillon Ridge Marketplace for two hours of advanced training Monday through Friday. Trainers will also provide free instruction on positive reinforcement training and foster owners are asked to bring the dog in public on a regular basis.
Owners are asked to foster the dog for six months. For more information, contact Lyn Manton Krueger with Canine Partners of the Rockies at 970-376-3934.
Developmental disabilities resource center hosts info session
The Developmental Disabilities Resource Center of Summit County is hosting an input and information session for high school students, adults and families. The event will be an opportunity to meet DDRC staff and learn about service options. The event will be held on Monday, May 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Frisco Town Hall on 1 Main Street. To RSVP, call 303-233-3363.
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