Letter: Thanks for supporting education
On May 12, with a lucky break in the unpredictable spring weather, the Roaring Fork Charity Classic witnessed successful fundraising and an outstanding afternoon of golf. Close to 100 players took to the links at the Roaring Fork Club for an annual and spirited golf tournament to benefit the Basalt Education Foundation. Thanks to our generous players and sponsors, we raised $45,000 to enhance education in the three Basalt public schools.
This great day could not have happened without our event sponsors. A hearty thank-you to Willits Town Center, Alpine Bank, Holy Cross Energy, FirstBank, Berthoud Motors, the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, the town of Basalt, Thinking Bigger, Ted Borchelt of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Umbrella Roofing, the Mid-Valley Metro District, Ehlers Financial, SMG, JKA Group, Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design, Austin Pierce & Smith, Olsson Associates, Maley Building Corp., the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District, Lipkin Warner, Willits General Store, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez, Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork, Community Banks of Colorado, Sopris Engineering, Peck Feigenbaum PC and CCY Architects.
We invite you to learn more about the Basalt Education Foundation at http://www.basaltedu.org. We hope to see you at our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Taste of Basalt (www.tasteofbasalt.com), Nov. 7 at the Roaring Fork Club for food samples from midvalley restaurants, wine tasting, DJ dancing and a silent auction.
Basalt Education Foundation board chairwoman
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