Summit County nonprofit briefs: Bike Night benefits Warrior Dogs Foundation |

Summit County nonprofit briefs: Bike Night benefits Warrior Dogs Foundation

Silverthorne Power Sports and Old Chicago are teaming up for Bike Night on Thursday, June 26. The event will take place at Old Chicago in Silverthorne, and feature door prizes, food specials and a silent auction with more than 20 items. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Warrior Dog Foundation. According to the organization’s website, Warrior Dog Foundation is dedicated to serving the special operations community, families and Special Operation Forces (SOF) working K-9 military dogs. The K-9s employed with these forces are of the top tier in the working-dog world. They are expected to work in the most austere of environments and face conditions that most human beings cannot survive. These are the environments in which these elite warriors operate. The K-9 units are vital in ensuring the success of every mission and operate in all conditions. Warrior Dog Foundation helps to transition dogs from an operational environment into a state-of-the-art kennel facility.

“We want to do as much as we can to raise as much money for the organization as we can,” said Mike Stoveken, of Silverthorne Power Sports. He hopes to raise around $2,500 for the Warrior Dogs Foundation. “We’re looking forward to it.”

For more information, visit or call (970) 513-1119.

Elks Club hosts all-you-can-eat breakfast

On Sunday morning, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, join one of the Elks Club’s famous all-you-can-eat breakfasts to benefit Summit Public Radio and TV. Come have a meal and learn more about SPRTV. Tickets are $12 at the door ($5 for children under 12) or $10 in advance from SPRTV board members or by emailing to be placed on a will-call list. The Elks Club is at 1325 Blue River Parkway (Highway 9) in Silverthorne. SPRTV provides Summit County free over-the-air digital broadcasts of all the major TV networks, as well as helping provide half of the radio stations available here. Learn more at or come to the breakfast.

Applause Membership Picnic benefits Breck music festival

The Annual Applause Membership Picnic, benefiting the Breckenridge Music Festival, is on July 8 at 6 p.m. at Carter Park in Breckenridge. Serving barbecue hamburgers, brats, wines, beers, all the trimming and your pot luck dish. Doo Wop Denny will be playing for listening and dancing pleasure. Applause! the special events fundraising committee of the Breckenridge Music Festival, hosts a variety of parties and functions to support the BMF. Through these social affairs, Applause! volunteers provide a venue to strengthen the Summit County community and at the same time raise a substantial portion of the annual BMF budget. Everyone is invited to participate in events and to join Applause! Questions? Call the BMF at (970) 453-9142.

Adopt-a-cat month at Summit shelter

In celebration of Adopt-a-Cat Month, Summit County Animal Shelter is offering a 50 percent discount on adoption fees for cats through June 30. The shelter has dozens of cats that are in need of caring homes. There are a wide variety of ages, personalities and colors to choose from. Cats can provide excellent companionship, ward off mice and other pests and reduce stress in their human companions. They’re comfortable in smaller living spaces, such as apartments. For more information, contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at (970) 668-3230, or stop by, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 0058 Nancy’s Place in Frisco, next to the Summit County Community and Senior Center.

Arts committee seeking new members

The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee works with artists interested in displaying their work in county spaces. Mostly, this has focused on works displayed at the new Lobby Art Space in the County Commons in Frisco. Currently the committee is seeking additional board members to assist with public relations and marketing, secretarial duties and establishing a Facebook presence.

The committee meets once a month, usually on the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. for about one hour. The meetings are at the County Commons in Frisco. Committee members commit to two to four hours of work each month depending on their responsibilities. If you are interested in working with an active arts organization to promote Summit County artists, please contact Sue Paluska at

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