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Mountain Mayhem: Denim & Diamonds, Part Deux

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
Mary Daly and Daniele Mottier, two of the many who cherish Challenge Aspen and give their all to the program. May Selby photo.
May Selby

Challenge Aspen presented its annual Denim & Diamonds benefit, held this summer at T-Lazy-7 Ranch on July 23. The sold-out benefit called for Western Chic, which guests interpreted in every which way, from floral prints to boots to bling. Custom embroidery was provided on site by Ranger Stitch with an array of bandannas to choose from to have names and words sewn on in cursive. 

The evening began with live music and a reception on the lawn behind the lodge. Guests showed their support by bidding in the silent auction on coveted items, including a High Society Flagship 2 Stand Up Paddle Board, a Kemo Sabe Stetson Minturn Hat and Band, an Aspen Picnic Company custom picnic experience for four with food from Mawa’s Kitchen, a golf foursome at River Valley Ranch, a Snowmass Balloon Festival hot air balloon ride for two with champagne, and more. Next up was a performance by Challenge Aspen participants, who delivered the opening number from “The Greatest Showman” musical. Dinner, drinks, a keynote speech, a live auction and paddle raise rounded out the evening.

Challenge Aspen thanked all for a grand event, stating, “our 2022 Denim & Diamonds Gala was a great success and exceeded our expectations thanks to our volunteers, sponsors, participants and attendees.”



Learn more at http://www.challengeaspen.org.

Linda Maurer, Leah Potts and Ali Fleischer in floral-print patterns. May Selby photo.
May Selby
Live music at Denim & Diamonds. Kelly Radunske photo.
Kelly Radunske
Challenge Aspen CEO Lindsay Cagley with Tuvia Stein and business development manager Brenna Sandstrom. May Selby photo.
May Selby
Julie and Greg Dingens. May Selby photo.
May Selby
Sisters Lindsay Cagley and Rachel Kate Gillon. May Selby photo.
May Selby
Gus Oliver and Antonella Bonfiglio Oliver. Kelly Radunske photo.
Kelly Radunske
Challenge Aspen participants light up the room with a musical performance. Kelly Radunske photo.
Kelly Radunske
All eyes and hearts are on adaptive athlete Tony Drees. Kelly Radunske photo.
Kelly Radunske photo.
An evening at T-Lazy-7 Ranch to benefit Challenge Aspen. Kelly Radunske photo.
Kelly Radunske
Betsy and Brion After. Kelly Radunske photo.
Kelly Radunske
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