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Blogging at the BOEC

Donor Spotlight: Snow Sports Alliance

April’s donor spotlight includes all of the generous supporters who make the Snow Sports Alliance Program (SSA) possible. The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) would like to give a huge thank you to Alpine Bank, The Summit Foundation, Mountain Mentors, Blue River Sports/Mountain Wave, and Beaver Run Resort & [...]

Donor Spotlight: Dave and Mary Durham

Tears of joy are fairly common all around at BOEC. From participants feeling the freedom of outdoor recreation to our staff, volunteers, and donors who witness these events and learn about BOEC’s inspirational stories. As you are well aware by now, it’s the development team’s goal to understand the [...]

Finnegan Rudersdorf: Never Give Up!

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) adaptive ski participant, Finnegan Rudersdorf, was only four years old when diagnosed with a genetic disorder so rare it is believed there are fewer than 100 cases in the world. However, “Finny,” with the support of his family and the BOEC, does not let [...]

Donor Spotlight: Gravity Haus

Aerial view of Gravity Haus in Breckenridge Gravity Haus (GH) is the Donor Spotlight this month because of their new and impactful dedication to our cause. BOEC and GH have a synergy of missions, so developing this new corporate partnership came effortlessly. Gravity Haus aims to create [...]

Soul of Summit County: ifurnish’s Tony & Kelly Pestello Support BOEC Among Others

If you’ve been in Summit County long enough, you’ve undoubtedly heard of ifurnish. Not necessarily because of any sort of widespread advertising campaign but more likely because of the company’s predominance in supporting many of the areas nonprofit organizations however they can. While, yes, ifurnish’s proprietors, Tony and Kelly [...]

Donor Spotlight: Nichole Lutz

Hi, my name is Nichole Lutz. I'm originally from Houston, TX but live in Denver, CO now. Career wise, I started off in the oilfield and now I'm in construction as a project manager. As for hobbies, I love sports. I play soccer quite often and that's actually how [...]

11th Annual Tee It Up Event Summary

The 11th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble was the most successful golf tournament to date, raising over $50K for BOEC’s Adaptive Programming, and selling out with 136 golfers on the course. Huge thanks to all our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and Keystone Staff. This year’s format was a bit different [...]

Donor Spotlight: Zach Dobrota

September’s donor spotlight is Zach Dobrota who gives in more ways than one to the BOEC. If we need golf advice, we turn to Zach, as he is the Copper Golf Pro and Zach was instrumental in donating a 2021 Copper Season Pass to the recent BOEC Tee It Up [...]

Donor Spotlight: Mario & Emilio

Each donor at BOEC has special connections to our programming in one way or another, and we love learning about every supporter’s story. What’s more, is that several donors work for companies that match, double and sometimes even triple their donations. Emilio participates in BOEC's Adaptive Ski [...]

Donor Spotlight: John Parke

John doing what he loves best Every day we are fortunate to get to know more about those donors that give to BOEC. Every single person who gives has their own story about why and each is equally meaningful. This month we’d like to introduce you to [...]

BOEC Supports Community Food Bank

As the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to disrupt all aspects of everyday life in Summit County and around the world, many individuals, businesses and organizations are taking the opportunity to give back to their communities in a variety of ways. In our neck of the woods, the [...]

Recycle Sports Gives Back to BOEC

In Summit County where there are quite a number of great ski and snowboard shops, Recycle Sports in Frisco sets itself apart as one of the only local consignment sports shops where you can find new and used gear. The owners of Recycle Sports, Steve and Janet Van Wieringen, [...]

Donor Spotlight: Nancy Fegley

Nancy Fegley Tell us About Yourself: I live in Breckenridge and Easton, PA. I grew up in Pennsylvania and attended college in PA. I have a degree in Medical Technology and an MBA. I had the opportunity to have a career in healthcare and many years in [...]

Nonprofits, businesses join forces to bring back the Snow Sports Alliance program

Summit Daily News – Taylor Sienkiewicz (January 12, 2020) BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT — On Sunday, Jan. 12, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center hosted representatives from Alpine Bank, Mountain Mentors and The Summit Foundation for a day of skiing and riding at Breckenridge Ski Resort through the newly reinstated Snow Sports [...]

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center youth snowsports program returns after lack of funding

Summit Daily News - Antonio Olivero (January 3, 2020) The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center — a Breckenridge-based nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the potential of people with disabilities and special needs — announced Thursday that a sports program for local youths will take place this winter after a hiatus [...]

Veteran, public speaker and bestselling author Jason Redman takes adaptive ski lessons in Breckenridge

Summit Daily News - Taylor Sienkiewicz (January 2, 2020) Retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman traveled to Breckenridge with his family over the New Year’s holiday to work with an adaptive ski instructor at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Redman was wounded in Iraq in 2007 after taking a machine [...]

BOEC hosts Cleft Camp

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center hosted its annual Cleft Camp this week, partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado Springs for the first time. The three-day camp that ended Friday provides the hospital’s 10- to 18-year-old cleft clinic patients with the chance to take part in the center’s outdoors programming, including [...]

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