Mountain Mayhem: Lit up in blue for Ascendigo Blue Aspen event | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Mountain Mayhem: Lit up in blue for Ascendigo Blue Aspen event

May Shelby
Mountain Mayhem

Ascendigo Blue Aspen lit up Hotel Jerome on Saturday, Feb. 16, for an annual benefit raising funds and awareness for autism. Both the exterior of the building and Antler Bar and ballroom inside were awash with blue light, representing the color associated with autism. The evening featured curated cocktails and dinner stations, silent and live auctions, special guests, and entertainment.

All proceeds from Ascendigo Blue Aspen benefit Ascendigo Autism Services. Based in the Roaring Fork Valley, Ascendigo serves local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum, providing opportunities for growth and independence through adventure sports camps, a comprehensive life program for autistic adults and outreach services for local families and schools.

Chris Davenport served as MC for the evening, auctioneer was Christian Kolberg and Capt. Sandra Yawn, a world-renowned captain in the yachting industry, was the celebrity guest. President and CEO Peter Bell gave a riveting speech, acknowledging the Roaring Fork Valley as “one of the most autism-friendly places in the world” for its embrace of those with the condition and the loved ones surrounding them.

Learn more by visiting their website: www. ascendigo.org.

Support Local Journalism

To reach May with invites and insights, email mayselby@gmail.com.


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User