More than a week has passed since our Crested Butte Open golf tournament and gala dinner, and I am thrilled to report that the 15th anniversary of this important fundraising event was our most successful ever.
We sold out both the dinner and golf tournament, and were able to raise funds that will allow us to expand both our scholarship program for participants who require financial assistance and our Veterans Program for the many deserving men and women who are in need of our services. We will also be able to make several important capital purchases, including a vehicle with a wheelchair lift to transport clients, and replacement of our aging fleet of downhill mountain bikes.
Many of you supported the event through attendance, sponsorship, volunteering or through the donation of goods and services. We are humbled by your generosity and are grateful to have such a dedicated and loyal network of support in this community. Our program could not exist without your willingness to step in when help is needed.
At mid-season, we are up 4 percent in activity numbers and expect to finish out strong this summer. We have a number of activities planned which will extend programming well in the fall, including a Wounded Warriors week, the second installment of our photography camp for individuals with cognitive disabilities, and a handcycling clinic in Boulder.
Our winter program is also shaping up to be the busiest ever. We expect to grow 15 percent over the 2010-11 season as we leverage the scholarship funds we now have and as we more aggressively outreach to major hospitals and rehab centers throughout the country.
All in all, things are looking quite positive at the ASC, and as President of the Board, I am pleased with our recent successes and forward momentum. On behalf of the entire staff and board of directors, I extend my most sincere thanks to you all for your support.
Adaptive Sports Center Board