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How to help Challenge Aspen

Dear Editor:

Challenge Aspen is, has been, and always will be a monumental step toward disabled participation, involvement and awareness in Aspen. It’s hardworking staff and resourceful ideas have made a difference in the lives of everybody from injured soldiers seeking to return to a former life, to disabled children looking for fun.

These letters are composed by Mike Wessler’s Basecamp, and are directed at the readers who may, at this point, be unaware of how they can participate in Challenge Aspen and how they can make a difference in the life of someone who needs it. We urge you to become a part of the program. Go to one of the auctions, volunteer, or just make a donation. It won’t be forgotten, and it can make someone’s life just a little bit less of a challenge.

Emily Olson

Seventh grade

Aspen Middle School

Dear Editor:

At school, Mike Wessler’s Basecamp is doing a service learning project for Challenge Aspen to help people in the Valley. Challenge Aspen helps many people with disabilities, including soldiers from Iraq.

You may have seen Challenge Aspen on the mountains, skiing with the blind and mentally challenged. What you might not have seen is their summer programs. They are very active in the summer. If you would like to help, all it takes is a phone call, an e-mail, or just drop by their office on the second floor of the Snowmass mall. It is a lot of fun, and helps disabled people. I hope you can devote some time this summer!

Lily Tiemey

Sixth grade

Aspen Middle School

Dear Editor:

At Aspen Middle School, we are doing a service learning project in Mike Wessler’s Basecamp. The subject of our project is Challenge Aspen. They need people to help with their summer programs. Come help people with disabilities act, raft, climb and even run a marathon, all while having an awesome summer. So, if you can help out with these fun activities, please do.

Maggie Ryan

Fifth grade

Aspen Middle School


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