Summit Giving: The Education Foundation of the Summit hosts annual Trivia Night fundraiser |

Summit Giving: The Education Foundation of the Summit hosts annual Trivia Night fundraiser

The Education Foundation presents Trivia Night

The Education Foundation of the Summit presents their annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn and Suites Conference Center in Silverthorne. The event is sponsored by FirstBank of Summit County. All funds raised will go to the Education Foundation to support public school students and teachers in the Summit School District through the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Award Grant. The winning table will be given a poster-sized check for $1,000 from the Education Foundation that they can donate to the Summit School District public school of their choosing. Participants can also buy tickets for drawings which, along with a silent auction, will include ski lift passes, sports gear, entertainment gift certificates and more. Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and include light dinner refreshments, your first drink, drawings and silent auction for season passes, gear, entertainment and more. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by contacting Kyle Spencer at (970) 468-7231 or

NHL alumni to skate in ninth annual Summit Hockey Classic

Fast-action hockey will take place on the ice at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge on March 27 and 28. The ninth annual Summit Hockey Classic combines the talent of local hockey coaches, parents and Summit Youth Hockey alumni with the finesse of NHL, Semi-Pro and Division I alumni. Thirteen celebrity players will participate on four teams. Former Avalanche players Rick Berry and Scott Parker will be joining this year. Tickets are $5 at the door. Game times on Friday are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday games are 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with a celebrity shootout at 7 p.m. A silent auction with donations from the community will be available both evenings. All proceeds benefit the kids of Summit Youth Hockey.

Arapahoe Basin “Save Our Snow” event benefits HC3

To celebrate the day and the “Power To Save The Powder” a tent village will be in the Base Area with some Colorado friends that practice sustainability in their businesses and products on Saturday, March 28. Patagonia will be here talking about their environmental initiatives, and Snowriders International will also be talking about their efforts and mission to protect the environment. Summit Soap will be showcasing their handcrafted products. Clifbar will be sampling their tasty treats. Never Summer Snowboards, Meier Skis, Faction Skis, Skilogik Skis, Albritton Skis, and Unity Snowboards will be demoing their skis and boards for free, or for a small donation to the HC3, bring a credit card and drivers license for deposit. All proceeds from this event will benefit the High Country Conservation Center. Live music from The Big Onions 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside on the ticket office steps, a prize drawing and silent auction with prizes. For more information about the day please visit

The Summit Foundation presents free nonprofit workshop

Join The Summit Foundation in the first of a series of free workshops to learn more about nonprofit evaluation and impact and how you can apply these tools to benefit your organization. Jeanne Bistranin, executive director of The Summit Foundation, will discuss The Foundation’s recently announced Areas Of Impact. The Foundation also welcomes Debbie Wilde, a well-known consultant on nonprofit outcomes and the author of “The Sustainable Nonprofit: 10 Strategies to Grow a Successful and Exceptional Organization.” There will be two sessions of the initial workshop. The first will be on Monday, March 30 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Community Room (located on the lower level) of Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center, 103 S. Harris Street, Breckenridge. The second will be Tuesday, March 31 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at the Buffalo Mountain Room in the County Commons in Frisco. The Foundation encourages spring grant applicants to send a representative to one of these workshops (you need not attend both days). RSVP your interest in attending (and which workshop) to Elisabeth Lawrence via email or phone, (970) 453-5970 as soon as possible. Attendance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Last chance to donate to the capital campaign

The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Summit County South Branch Library capital campaign ends on March 31. It’s the last chance to get your name on the donor wall. March 31 ends the campaign.

CDLT hosts the eighth annual Phantom Ranch Ball

The Continental Divide Land Trust’s eighth annual Phantom Ranch Ball takes place Wednesday, April 1. Each ticket to the event is a chance to win this year’s door prize drawing of the original framed watercolor painting “Giberson Ranch View- August” by Sandi Bruns. This piece was created on one of CDLT’s conserved properties just for this event. CDLT is a local nonprofit committed to preserving open space in central Colorado through land preservation agreements, stewardship and public education. Proceeds from the event fund CDLT’s land conservation programs. Tickets are $25 and will be available up until Wednesday, April 1. To order Phantom Ranch Ball tickets contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875, or order online at Be sure to put “PRB Tickets” in the memo line.

Summit County Seniors seek board members

The Summit County Seniors is looking to talk to folks that may be interested in running for a board position. The commitment is for one year with a five year maximum. The volunteer board meets once a month, the first Tuesday of every month from 3-5 p.m. The board is the decision group representing some 2,300 senior members. The board is especially interested in talking with people with backgrounds in marketing and human services. Fundraising experience or interest is always needed, too. Interested parties are encouraged to attend a board meeting to see how the board works. The board supports the many successful committees that “run” the many activities and services that the Senior and Community Center provides. They administer the annual grant awards to nonprofits that support seniors in Summit County. To learn more please call Sandy Bainbridge, current co-president at (970) 584-0311.

Wounded Warriors seeks new board member

With Wounded Warriors Family Adventures, volunteers from across Summit County host 15 to 20 seriously wounded warriors with their families for a five- to seven-day winter skiing program or a summer outdoor adventures program. The events include outdoor activities (guided by BOEC professional staff), stays at the Grand Timber Lodge and family enrichment programs for all family members. See the website for details about this organization. The WWFA is not affiliated with any other wounded warrior organization and has received national recognition for their unique programs. The WWFA has a board of directors of seven volunteers who oversee the programs of the two annual events. There is currently one opening on the board. Persons interested in serving on this board are urged to call Bob Miller at (954) 871-9001 or Jeff Hjort at (303) 887-1145 to learn more.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hosts 25th annual banquet

Come support the Summit County Chapter of the RMEF for their 25th annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, April 11, at Warren Station in Keystone. The mission of the RMEF is to ensure the future of elk and other wildlife by conserving their habitat. Since 1990, the Summit County Chapter has netted over $832,857 which equates to conserving and enhancing over 3,485 acres of wildlife habitat. Come for a night of food, raffles and auctions. To register go to!NNU or email Tickets are limited, and walk-ins will be an additional $10. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

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