Rotaract funds 15 campers at the Keystone Science School |

Rotaract funds 15 campers at the Keystone Science School

SUMMIT COUNTY – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s sixth annual U.S. Bank Red Ball Beach Bash hosted by Summit County’s Rotaract group in May raised $4,000 to fund “camperships” for kids to attend the Keystone Science School this summer.

The Red Ball Beach Bash has taken place at A-Basin for five seasons. Since the event was taken over by Rotaract in 2007, it has raised more than $14,000 for local nonprofits.

This year, the Rotaract Club formed a partnership with the Keystone Science School (KSS), which will be the beneficiary going forward. The club formed the Rotaract Keystone Science School Campership Fund in an effort to help support a local organization on an ongoing basis. As a result of the work done by Rotaract and the support of its sponsors, (US Bank, Howard Head, Ski Logic, The Next Page Bookstore, Arapahoe Basin, Dillon Dam Brewery, Budweiser, and Krystal 93), 15 kids will get to attend camp this summer.

Joel Egbert, Camp and Retreats Director at KSS, said that with the help of Rotaract, over 600 campers will attend this summer, the most ever.

“Everyone wants to make a difference, but to make a difference in the life of a child is something to truly be proud of,” Egbert said.

Keystone Science School is a residential field science school that challenges students to develop critical thinking skills as they explore nature and science education. Making extensive use of the outdoor laboratory around us, they promote scientific inquiry and cultivate sensitivity to the natural environment.

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary. Summit County’s Rotaract Club has been in existence since 2006.

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