Denver Chill Smash Bash! (Rachel)
Thank you for visiting the Denver Chill Smash Bash fundraising page!
The upcoming Bash is going to be the culmination of this month-long online fundraising campaign for the Denver Chill Program. Denver Chill is currently a seasonally operating winter snowboarding program for local underserved and at-risk youth. This season we are working with over 70 great kids aged 10-18 who otherwise would never get the chance to snowboard. The overwhelming majority of the youth we serve qualify for free or reduced lunch. Many have experienced emotional or behavioral disorders or addictions to drugs or alcohol. Others have been placed in foster care, groups homes, or residential treatment programs, while others have been involved in criminal activity or have had a parent that has been incarcerated. The Chill Program, hosted at Echo Mountain, is an opportunity for these kids to see a new part of the world, experience the outdoors while working with positive adult role models, accomplish something they never thought they could do before, and just be kids! Our life skills curriculum covering the themes patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, respect, and pride provides a forum for them to express their ideas in a non-judgmental environment and promotes positive social interaction.
Here at Denver Chill we are hoping to increase our programming. Not only do we want to increase program nights and the number of local youth we are able to serve during our winter season, but we also are hoping to establish ourselves as a completely self-sustainable and independent Chill Foundation site and implement year-round programming to include a summer skate program and community service experiences to the youth we serve.
Please show your support by donating what you can today. Any amount helps. And don't forget to mark your calendars for Tuesday, Marcy 6th! A minimum donation of $10 will pay your way into the Denver Chill Smash Bash at the EXDO Event Center. There will be plenty of fun, games, ping-pong, and sweatbands for all! Doors (and Happy Hour) start at 5:00pm. Be there and bring your A-game if you're looking to win some fabulous prizes from Chill and Burton Snowboards!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. If you'd rather send a check or pay cash, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 359-1338 for information.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!