Summit County nonprofit briefs: Donations for After-Prom |

Summit County nonprofit briefs: Donations for After-Prom

Donations for After-Prom

The third annual Summit High School After-Prom event will take place Saturday, April 26. The goal is to provide a safe, substance free and fun environment for Summit High School juniors and seniors. The cost for students to attend is $10 which covers all After-Prom festivities. Sponsors are looking for both raffle prizes ­gift certificates and other fun items that high school students would enjoy, as well as cash donations to help purchase larger raffle prizes. Make a donation by either going to donate online at or mailing in a donation to After-Prom Committee c/o Peggy Hiller, PO Box 3723, Dillon, CO 80435, or contact her at In addition, if you have a used car or truck that you are willing to donate for the grand prize, please contact Peggy Hiller.

Breckenridge Dining Passport

Proceeds from the Breckenridge Restaurant Association’s (BRA) Dining Passports this spring will benefit the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center in the old CMC building in Breckenridge. The historic brick schoolhouse on Harris Street is undergoing major rehabilitation to become the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library, bringing Breckenridge a greatly expanded library, updated movie theater, office space for local nonprofits and a gathering place for the whole community. For more info on the community center project, please visit Each restaurant listed in the Dining Passport lists its own terms, promotions and schedules. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Boots and Bingo

The Boots and Bingo event to benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault will take place May 3 from 6-10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. It features six games of bingo including prizes, food, a photo booth, a wine and whiskey wall and a cash bar. Prizes include Denver Zoo 4 Pack, Strawberry Hot Springs, Copper Mountain Day Passes, Ski Cooper Day Passes, Stand Up Paddle, Guided Fly Fishing Excursion, gift certificates to local merchants and many more. Advocates for Victims of Assault is a local nonprofit organization which provides services that enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma. In addition to providing a 24-hour crisis line, AVA also help with emergency shelter for women, men and children, and provides medical, legal and counseling referrals. Tickets can be purchased from Advocates by calling (970) 668-3906. Visit for additional information.

Cinco de Mayo with Mi Casa

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina announces the 31st Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration to raise funds for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Willie Whalen Memorial Fund. The fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 5 with a special buffet featuring Mexican & Southwestern culinary creations by Executive Chef Bruce Carlton. A silent auction will be held from 5-8:45 p.m. There will be giveaways throughout the evening along with live music with Drew Reges starting at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $12 for kids under twelve, with all proceeds going to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Willie Whalen Memorial Fund. Tickets may be purchased at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Breckenridge. For more information about the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contact Tracey Roach or Julie Ludwig at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina at (970) 453-2071.

Fundraising opportunities

The Lake Dillon Amphitheater and Summit Swing Dance will be offering social dances every Tuesday night from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning June 10 through the end of August this summer. The event will be an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to raise money for their causes. No admission will be charged, however, donations can be requested and concessions can also be a source of income. There will be no overhead for participating organizations and all donations and income from concessions will go the direct benefit of the organization. For more information or to reserve a night, email or call (970) 468-4876.

Trail for adoption

Trail Segment 7.1, from the Gold Hill Trailhead to the top of the 10 Mile Range will go up for adoption this season. The previous volunteer cut trees, maintained water bars and posted signs. Potential adopters, please contact the Colorado Trail Foundation Adopt-A-Trail Coordinator, Janet Farrar, at You can check out the trail adoption program at

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