Summit Giving: Team Breck hosts annual Spring Dinner |

Summit Giving: Team Breck hosts annual Spring Dinner

Team Breck hosts annual Spring Dinner

Team Breck is hosting its annual silent auction/dinner at the Blue River Bistro on April 12 from 6-10 p.m. This year the four-course meal will be paired with various wines along with silent auction items including: an African Safari along with 5-Star accommodations and meals, two nights at Grand Lodge, two nights at Beaver Run, and more. Tickets are $100. Proceeds support Team Breckenridge Sports Club. To purchase tickets, visit For more information, contact Mara Sheldon by email at or

CASA offering next training session

CASA of the Continental Divide is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children be placed in safe, loving homes where they can thrive. April is National Child Abuse prevention month. Child Advocate Volunteer Training begins April 16. Visit or call (970) 513-9390 for details.

P.E.O. Chapter IB presents ‘Through my Lens’

Summit Daily News contributing photographer Bill Linfield will be presenting a slideshow called “Through my Lens.” The photos will highlight Summit County wildlife and landscapes, most of which have never been published before. The slideshow will be at Dillon Community Church on Thursday, April 16, from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Alicia at (970) 389-6915. This slideshow is a fundraiser for the P.E.O. chapter to raise money for scholarships for local women to continue their education. All proceeds will go directly to scholarships.

Taco Bell and SOS partner for youth scholarships

Taco Bell and SOS Outreach are creating a Scholarship Fund for youth in the community. Every $180 raised will enroll one at-risk child in SOS Outreach’s youth development programs for a year. From April 1 to April 15, round your Taco Bell purchases up to the next dollar, and your donation will be added directly to the Scholarship Fund, plus Taco Bell will match your gift up to $3,000. Every child that participates in SOS will get an adult mentor, learn how to snowboard, do service in the community and learn about leadership, all thanks to donations.

Promoting girls in STEM

Keystone Science School is launching Girls in STEM, a new program designed to engage third- through sixth-grade girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Girls in STEM is a full day of fun, hands-on activities. The first program is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is open and financial aid is available. Volunteers for this program are still needed. If interested, visit

Jay DeBaggis raises more than $3,000 for Mountain Mentors

On March 17, Mountain Mentors mentor Jay Debaggis skied nonstop from the top of Imperial Bowl to Horseshoe Bowl to Peak 7 and through the super-pipe at Breckenridge Ski Resort, all while strapped into a straitjacket. Similar to last year’s FUN-Raiser, DeBaggis took pledges for completing this stunt and all profits have been donated to the Mountain Mentors student extracurricular scholarship fund. An amount of $3,545 has already been raised. Mountain Mentors cannot thank Jay enough for his philanthropic efforts of bravery and generosity. Check out the Summit County Mountain Mentors Facebook to view a video of the event. Those interested in supporting Mountain Mentors can make a tax-deductable donation to Mountain Mentors by mailing a check to P.O. Box 4326, Frisco, CO 80443. For more information about the organization, call (970) 668-9182 or visit and click on “Mountain Mentors.”

Breckenridge Restaurant Association donates $13,000 to Summit County Cares

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association’s Fall 2014 Dining Passport fundraiser was highly successful, raising over $13,000 to benefit Summit County Cares. Summit County Cares is Summit County’s largest emergency assistance fund, which last year helped over 700 locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or in need of medical care. One hundred percent of the money raised through this campaign is used to pay rent, utility and medical bills for locals unable to provide the basic needs. Money is collected through The Summit Foundation and assists clients of Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault, Summit Community Care Clinic and Social Services. Twenty-four of the association’s 44 restaurants participated in the Dining Passport Program last year, raising over $27,000 to support the Summit County community. The Spring 2015 Dining Passports will be available beginning the week of April 19 at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants. A $10 donation allows two people to enjoy a variety of discounts including VIP 2-for-1s, free items, discounted three-course meal offerings and more. All proceeds from the Spring 2015 Dining Passport Fundraiser will fund scholarships for students from Summit County who work in the hospitality industry or are the dependent of an industry employee. The Breckenridge Restaurant Association hopes to raise $15,000 this spring to help fund these scholarships for local high school graduates.

Summit Loves Reading program seeks book donations

Book donations are needed to help support Summit County students. Summit Loves Reading bins have been put up throughout the county in local grocery stores, public libraries and public schools. Donations of “gently” used books are needed for children (ages 4–10) in English or Spanish in fiction, nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, read aloud or workless books. The book donations will help provide access to books in children’s homes over the summer and will help avoid “summer slide” of reading skills. The Summit Loves Reading program is being jointly sponsored by the Summit School District, the Education Foundation of the Summit, Family Intercultural & Resource Center (FIRC), and the Summit County Libraries.

4-H recruiting new volunteers

Summit County 4-H is recruiting new volunteer leaders to offer programs this summer in fly-fishing, cake decorating, disc golf, mountain biking and STEM programs. 4-H volunteers set their own flexible schedules, and volunteers enjoy sharing their interest or hobby with kids ages 5-18. A CSU background check and a 4-H Leader training are required. For more information, please contact Kathie Kralik, Summit County 4-H program manager, 668-4142 or CSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Summit County Government, Colorado State University, and U.S. Dept of Agriculture cooperating.

Range safety officers needed

Summit County is very fortunate to have a free shooting facility available to the public. In order to provide a safe, friendly and clean environment in which to shoot, the Summit Range Association is seeking volunteers to perform as range safety officers (RSOs). These positions require approximately nine hours of training and orientation and a minimum of eight hours per month, preferably on weekends and holidays when the range experiences its highest usage. For more information about becoming a certified RSO, email: For more information about the Summit County Shooting Range, visit

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