Thanks for making a difference |

Thanks for making a difference

Dear Editor:

The Buddy Program would like to extend a very warm and very appreciative thank-you to each and every person who contributed to the great success of our two fundraising events last week: Boogie’s Diner Buddy 5-Mile Race and Boogie’s Bash for the Buddies. Through the generosity of hundreds of supporters, these events certainly surpassed our expectations, and it was a great reminder of what makes the Roaring Fork Valley such a special place.

To our event coordinators and volunteers, Big Buddies, board members, national council, restaurant participants, gala and race sponsors, live and silent auction donors, winners and all gala and race participants ” we are overwhelmed with gratitude for all of your efforts and thrilled that the result will be a bigger and better Buddy Program for the children in our community. Thank you!

We would also like to thank Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass for dedicating many hours, as always, to single-handedly selling almost every gala ticket this year. His ticket sales began way before the snow melted in town and didn’t stop until just hours before the party. Boogie’s energy and enthusiasm for helping the children in our valley is remarkable, and his spirit for making our community a better place is an inspiration to all who know him.

We are so truly thankful to live in this amazing community, not only for the beauty that surrounds us, but most of all for the beauty of the hearts of the people here. Thanks for helping us make a difference in the lives of the children of our valley!

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Catherine Anne Provine

executive director, The Buddy Program


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