Fund-raiser a success |

Fund-raiser a success

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

On behalf of Aspen Grassroots Experience, I would like to express our utmost appreciation to the Roaring Fork Valley for supporting our annual fund-raiser, the Aspen Celebrity Downhill, March 11-14.

The weekend events – ranging from cocktail parties to In Style Magazine’s reception at the Baldwin Gallery, to the Jimmy Ibbotson/John Hiatt concert at the Wheeler Opera House, to “Casino Night at the Caribou Club” hosted by Evander Holyfield, to our ski race on Aspen Mountain and the sensational gala dinner at the St. Regis – were wholeheartedly embraced by the community.

They could not have taken place without the help and hard work from dozens of volunteers, local businesses, sponsors and our celebrities. This year’s event truly was an unqualified success! That success will help us empower our “at-risk” youth who live in the Roaring Fork Valley and partner cities throughout the U.S.

May Eynon

Special events coordinator

Aspen Grassroots Experience