Summit County Rotaract helps Keystone Science School reach $35,000 fundraising goal |

Summit County Rotaract helps Keystone Science School reach $35,000 fundraising goal

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Special to the Daily Keystone Science School accepts a $6,000 check from Rotaract Club members and US Bank at KSS. From left Rotaract Members Ami Doyle and John O'Connor, Joel Egbert of the Keystone Science School and Rotaract, Russell Ahrenholtz, Wayne Crawford and Chad Noble of title sponsor US Bank.

The Summit County Rotaract’s 7th Annual US Bank Red Ball Beach Bash was held at Arapahoe Basin on May 14, and raised $6,000 to fund “camperships” for kids to attend Keystone Science School this summer.

The Keystone Science School celebrated its 35th Anniversary this year, setting a goal to reach $35,000 in a single year for kids to attend camp. With Rotaract’s help, KSS exceeded that goal. Joel Egbert, camp and retreats director at KSS, said more than 600 campers will attend this summer, the most ever. Keystone Science School is a residential field science school that challenges students to develop critical thinking skills as they explore nature and science education.

The Red Ball Beach Bash has taken place at A-Basin for seven seasons. Since the event was taken over by Rotaract in 2007, it has raised more than $20,000 for local nonprofits.

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