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Basalt Recreation gets an assist

Dear Editor:

The Basalt Recreation Department would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the Aspen Elks Lodge for its generous contribution to our programs. It is the goal of Basalt Recreation and Aspen Elks to assure a child’s participation in our programs regardless of financial limitations. With their help, we can provide financial aid to the youth of our community so they can participate in diverse and healthy activities.

Their contribution also allows us to partner with local sports clubs to help create sports opportunities for the valley’s youth. This year we have helped sponsor a youth traveling basketball team. The players on this team have created a strong bond and have placed in many tournaments and even won one in Glenwood Springs. I have personally witnessed an inspiring success story. With the Aspen Elks Lodge’s help, we have been able to keep a troubled teen off the streets and on the basketball court.

Basalt Recreation and our participants appreciate the dedication of the Aspen Elks Lodge to the youth of our valley. Partnering with Aspen Elks, we can score winning goals for our youth!

Dorothy Howard

Basalt Recreation Department