Summit Giving Briefs: May the best mustache win |

Summit Giving Briefs: May the best mustache win

A mustachioed Mario was one of many characters at last year's Mustache Bash. Event proceeds go to Advocates for Victims of Assault.
Courtesy of KSMT |

Ski in pink on Saturday

A pink panther on skis, gorillas in pink tutus and men in pink spandex are not uncommon on Vail Mountain during Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Scheduled for Saturday, April 2, Pink Vail features live music, deck parties, a costume contest and incredible prizes.

Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, Pink Vail participants register at and ask their friends and family to make a donation on their behalf. The top of Vail Mountain is transformed into the pinkest, most spirited rally against cancer at 10,328 feet. 100 percent of the proceeds from Pink Vail benefit patient care and survivorship programs for all patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center, a boutique cancer center serving residents of Colorado and around the country. Pink Vail has raised $1.7 million in its first four years. With its most ambitious goal of raising $750,000 in 2016, Pink Vail is not to be missed.

Father Dyer says thanks

Last year, Father Dyer United Methodist Church’s food pantry distributed more than 48,000 pounds of food items. The food pantry volunteer staff thanks the town of Breckenridge, the Vail Resorts Epic Promise program, the Slifer, Smith & Frampton Foundation and the Summit County Knights of Columbus for their grant awards toward the operating expenses of this community service program. These funds enable the purchase of food supplies from the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Father Dyer would also like to thank the Epic Promise program for their in-kind grant award (volunteers) in support of the Father Dyer Community Dinner program. Approximately 2,800 meals were served in 2015 at the Sunday evening dinners. The Father Dyer Church is grateful for the community support of these human service efforts.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations stocks FIRC pantry

Breckenridge Grand Vacations employees helped fully stock the FIRC food pantry in February. After the holidays came to a close, BGV placed large food donation bins at all of their offices. Not only was every collection bin overflowing with food by the end of the month, but the staff also collected an abundance of coats to help Summit County locals in need this winter.

Shae Loomis, of the BGV Owner Relations department, assisted in organizing the food drive with help from fellow employees Nick Borovich, Nadia Williamson, Amanda Testwuide and countless other BGV personnel.

“Many thanks to the BGV employees for their support of the recent Food Drive. Gaston Feuereisen and his staff at FIRC were so excited,” Loomis said. “The donation bins were brimming full. My colleagues are truly the best, most giving people. Their generosity continues to blow me away.”

May the best mustache win

The annual Mustache Bash and retro costume contest returns to the Kickapoo Tavern in Keystone on Friday, April 1. Hosted by KSMT the Mountain, proceeds from the event benefit local nonprofit Advocates for Victims of Assault.

This year’s event will feature a beard and moustache competition, including cash prizes, the chance to win one year of free haircuts from the Gentlemen’s Barbershop and giveaways from Serenity Spa and Salon. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kickapoo Tavern, with a $20 suggested donation.

—Compiled by Elise Reuter

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