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Summit County Giving briefs: Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk set for Saturday

Elise Reuter
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Breckenridge Grand Vacations will host the Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk on Saturday.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations' philanthropic program, BGV Gives will be hosting The Inaugural Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk on Saturday, June 11. This event will pay tribute to the late BGV owner/developer, Rob Millisor, who sadly 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. Like many of us, Rob was physically fit and unaware of any health issues. To honor Rob and increase cardiac health awareness, this fundraiser will benefit heart health programs, education and research.

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 every dollar received at the event will be contributed 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. 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.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR FIRC FASHION SHOW

The fifth annual FIRC Fashion Show will be Saturday, June 25 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge from 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include a fun-filled evening of thrift store fashion, dinner from Food Hedz and a other entertainment.

This year's theme will be 'A Year Of Celebrations' as sets will feature fashions of your favorite events and holidays. Join us for one of the premier fundraisers in Summit County and help us reach our goal of $100,000 to support FIRC's emergency assistance and parenting education programs.

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Tickets are $75 per person or you can buy a full table of 10 for $750. Your ticket includes dinner by Food Hedz and an exciting runway fashion show.

Thank you to our title sponsor, Summit County Government for their support. For more information on being a model, sponsorships or tickets, please contact Anita at (970) 455-0223 or email anitao@summitfirc.org.

P.E.O HOSTS ANNUAL FLOWER SALE

The local P.E.O. Chapter FU will have their annual flower sale Tuesday June 14 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Neil's Lunceford Nursery in Farmer's Korner. There will be limited hanging baskets, as well as red and white geraniums for sale. In addition to the flower sale, five percent of all sales on June 14 will be donated by Neil's Lunceford Nursery to P.E.O.

All proceeds from this sale help fund women's education with scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans through P.E.O. Chapter FU has given Summit High School senior girls scholarships for over 40 years and also grants the Patti Casey Empowering Women Scholarship through Colorado Mountain College, which provides funding for women transitioning into college credit courses.

The chapter is hoping to raise over $5,000 to fund these projects through pre-sales and sales on June 14.

For more information, contact local P.E.O chapter president Janet Bowers at 970-393-2337 or at jc.bowers@comcast.net, or Amy Evans at 970-333-4746 or amyeart@gmail.com.

ALPINE BANK SERVES FUNDS FOR CMC CULINARY SCHOLARSHIPS

At Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute's annual "Celebration of Haute Cuisine" benefit dinner earlier this year, diners enjoyed a sumptuous four-course meal at the Keystone Ranch Restaurant. Through ticket sales, they also contributed to the culinary institute's student scholarship endowment, administered by the CMC Foundation. These funds, in addition to private gifts and pledges, provide scholarships for apprentices to take the rigorous and renowned three-year, 66-credit, 4,000-hour program.

Although at the end of the evening, the CMC Foundation was close to its total goal of $50,000 for scholarships, there was still a bit to make up. That's when Larry Reavis, on behalf of Alpine Bank, committed the final $8,108 needed to close the gap.

The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute operates an innovative apprentice program. Students attend classes at the teaching kitchen at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge one day a week and the rest of the week work alongside top-notch chefs at choice Keystone and Breckenridge restaurants.

For more information about the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute contact Kevin Clarke, director of culinary education, at (970) 496-4153 or kclarke@coloradomtn.edu, or visit coloradomtn.edu/programs/culinary_arts/. For information about how to donate in support of the program contact Candy Elkind, CMC Foundation regional development officer in Breckenridge, at (610) 453-0821 or celkind@coloradomtn.edu.

BGV DONATED MORE THAN $134,000 IN GRANTS

Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) recently awarded their 2016 Spring Grants, totaling over $134,800 in cash contributions and in-kind donations. For decades, BGV has been awarding grants to a variety of charitable causes, but this is their first time doing so through their new philanthropic program, BGV Gives. The program is now structured to award grants during two annual cycles, one in the spring and another in the fall, which gives applicants the chance to choose the most appropriate grant cycle.

BGV Owner/Developer, Mike Dudick explained, "We have an affirmative responsibility to set an example of giving back to this community. Whether it's your time, talent or treasure, it's one of the most rewarding things you can do." This spring, the company reflected just that, when the BGV Gives Program awarded sizable donations throughout the community in a variety of classifications.

Health and human service related causes received a total of $50,500 in grants, benefitting organizations like The Cycle Effect and Advocates for Victims of Assault. Timberline Learning Center and Frisco Elementary School were among some of the local educational and pre-school recipients, a category that received $29,500. Beneficiaries in the sports, recreation and environment group received a total of $22,300. Other grants of $1,000 or less that didn't go through the grant process and were reviewed by the BGV Executive Committee amounted to a substantial $8,600 in donations. The grand total through this fund produced $112,400 in cash contributions to the community this spring, but BGV didn't stop there.

On top of that, in-kind donations of lodging and spa certificates valued at over $22,400 have benefited various causes and more than 18 local organizations in the first half of 2016. Additionally, in-kind lodging is being provided for the upcoming Breckenridge Grand Vacations Golf Tournament, taking place in conjunction with The Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk over the weekend of June 11 and 12. To learn more about the BGV Gives Program and The Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, please contact the BGV Gives Program Manager, Deb Edwards at (970) 547-8748.