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Crested Butte Open

Two unforgettable days. One vital mission.

At the Adaptive Sports Center, we believe every participant is extraordinary in mind, body and spirit. Each person who travels to our center — whether it’s from just down the road or from across the country — deserves an incredible adventure.

Each summer, we come together for two days so that life-changing adventure is possible for the families who visit our facility.

It all starts with an evening Gala Dinner complete with silent auction, a feast prepared by top local chefs, a live auction and a peppy band for after-dinner dancing.

The next day, we host 30 teams of golfers in our famous tournament at the beautiful Club at Crested Butte. We begin with breakfast and a shotgun start. Lunch is provided before ending with drinks and prizes.

This special event is only possible thanks to the individuals and businesses who support us. We need you. Our programs need you. And most of all, our extraordinary group of participants needs you.


August 5 - 6, 2018


Gala Dinner
The Lacy Arena

24474 Highway 135
(Click for directions)

Golf Tournament
The Club at Crested Butte

Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course

385 Country Club Drive

Sunday, Aug. 5 – The Crested Butte Open Gala
5:00 p.m. – Safe Ride Pick-Up at 4-way stop in Crested Butte
5:15 p.m. – Doors open, Silent and Big Boards Auctions
5:30 p.m. – Cocktails and appetizers
6:50 p.m. – Big Boards Auction closes
7:00 p.m. – Dinner begins
7:30 p.m. – Silent Auction closes
8:15 p.m. – Live Auction

Dancing and drinks following Live Auction.

Monday, Aug. 6 – The Crested Butte Open Golf Tournament
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Registration and check-in for the golf tournament at The Club at Crested Butte
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast buffet for golfers at the Club at Crested Butte
9:00 a.m. – Shotgun start
12:00 p.m. – Picnic lunch at the course (Provided in your cart)
2:30 p.m. – Awards and BBQ

Tournament format and rules.

The Crested Butte Open Gala is the Adaptive Sports Center’s signature event, complete with a live and silent auction. We are proud that many individuals and businesses choose to support the event by donating one-of-a-kind items. These items range from once in a life time trips to dinning experiences to art pieces and everything in between.

Live Auction Photo

Live Auction:
Hosted by auctioneer extraordinaire Gary Corbett, the live auction caps off the evening with bang! The items on auction are intended to excite the imagination. The lineup varies each year and typically includes items such as African Safaris, townie bikes, sports memorabilia and gourmet dining experiences. See last year’s Live Auction items.

The Big Board auction

Big Boards:
The “Big Boards” are the Crested Butte Open’s mini-live auction. Run by volunteer auctioneers on actual “big boards” i.e. repurposed classroom whiteboards, this auction is a fun way to get warmed up for the main event by bidding on some fun and unique items! See last year’s Big Board Auction items. See a detailed explanation on how the Big Board Auction works here.

Crested Butte Open Auction

Silent Auction:
When you arrive at the event, grab a cocktail, an appetizer and shop the multitude of top quality items. Place your bid on your phone or find a volunteer with a touch pad who will be happy to assist you in placing your bid or monitoring the bids you have already placed! See last year’s Silent Auction items.

Buy a raffle ticket from a volunteer and you’ll be entered to win that year’s prize.

As items are confirmed they will be added to this site.

Contact Emily at (970) 349-5075 to learn more about submitting an item for auction, or click here to see our auction contribution form

People look at live auction items at the Crested Butte Open fundraising gala.

People look at silent auction items at the Crested Butte Open fundraising gala.

See last year's Live Auction and Silent Auction items. 


Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring the Crested Butte Open! Not only is sponsorship the only way to ensure entry into the event, your support provides life changing outdoor adventures to people with disabilities—thank you.

Below are the available sponsorships with the attendance benefits included with each one. For full sponsorship benefits please click here or call the Adaptive Sports Center at 970.349.5075. To register as a sponsor please contact Emily at 970.349.5075 or


Gala sponsor: $30,000

  • 2 Tables (16 Seats) at the Gala Dinner

Auction sponsor: $10,000

  • 2 tables (16 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Two-Step sponsor: $5,500

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Band sponsor: $5,000

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Safe Ride sponsor: $3,000

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Table sponsor: $2,000

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Welcome sponsor: $1,000

  • Early access to purchase tickets!


Tournament sponsor: $30,000

  • 2 Tables (16 Seats) at the Gala Dinner, 2 Foursomes in Golf Tournament

Play-It-Forward sponsor: $10,000

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner, 2 Foursomes in the Golf Tournament

Golf Cart sponsor: $5,500

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner, 1 Foursome in the Golf Tournament

Fore Adaptive sponsor: $3,000

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner, 1 Foursome in the Golf Tournament

Hole sponsor: $1,000

  • Add two Gala Dinner Seats - $300

For general admission to the gala or golf registration, please contact Emily Girdwood at 970.349.5075 or after May 17, 2018.

The event sells out annually and many guests are placed on a waitlist to participate in the Gala Dinner and Golf Tournament. The best way to ensure that you will have the tickets you need is to sign up for a sponsorship before May 12.

People at the Crested Butte Open Fundraising Gala

People at the Crested Butte Open Fundraising Gala

View all of the event photos by Tom Stillo.

2018 sponsors will be listed here as they are added.

In-Kind Sponsors

We welcome in-kind sponsorships, as is the industry standard the sponsorship level is calculated at half the retail value of the in-kind donation. Additionally, for this event, in-kind sponsors will receive the same recognition as monetary sponsors but will not receive the attendance benefits.

Volunteers are vital to the success of the Crested Butte Open and fill roles from wait staff during the event to proof readers prior to the event and much, much more.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Lee Eakin at 970.349.5075 or