Child photo copyYes you read right: Telluride Adaptive Sports Program’s venerable March fundraiser has had a name change. You can still wear your cowboy boots and your best Bounty Hunter hat, and our all-time favorite band, the Anders Brothers will still be providing the music, but on March 8, you’ll be Rockin’ at the Opera.

There are some noticeable changes in the evening. For instance the food this year will be provided by Telluride and Mountain Village restaurants: Honga’s, Rustico, Siam, Rev, Flavor and Ah Cuisine.

The wine is by Emeritus and each ticket includes one glass of Emeritus Vineyards’ prize-winning Pinot Noir.

Major sponsors of the party include Alpine Bank, Emeritus Pinot Noir and Turner Toyota.

As usual there will be a lot of must-have and wanna-have items in the silent and live auctions, goodies such as a pair of Wagner Custom skis, a stay at a villa in Mexico, and a stay (and training) for your pooch at Ted Hoff’s Cottonwood Ranch and Kennel in Crawford, CO.

Those are some of the reasons you should be Rockin’ at the Opera, but in addition to having a splendid evening with great food and drink, and listening and dancing to the Anders Brothers Band, you will be supporting a valuable community non-profit organization. Rockin’ at the Opera is TASP’s biggest fundraiser of the year. See below for a brief look at the programs you are supporting.

Climber photo-1 copyI’ll see you at the Sheridan Opera House, Friday, March 8th; doors open at 6:00 pm, $60 (advance), $65 (at the door). Purchase tickets: tellurideadaptivesports.org/tickets

TASP Highlights, 2012

Served 403 individual students in 2496 adaptive activities

Provided over $100,000 in scholarships and program subsidies to low-income participants, including 77 disabled veterans

Trained 19 athletes for the Special Olympics

In addition TASP worked with local and regional schools in their special needs classes, hosted development camps for intermediate and above snow riders, conducted Summer programs in climbing, river riding, hiking, biking, among others. The hours mentioned above do not include the nearly 2000 hours of volunteer and instructor training. This community has reason to be proud of the work Telluride Adaptive Sports Program does in making the outdoors accessible to athletes with disabilities from Telluride and around the world.

photos courtesy of Telluride Adaptive Sports Program




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