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Crested Butte Open

The 26th Annual Crested Butte Open

August 1-2, 2021

Over the last 26 years, the Crested Butte Open (CBO) has become the premier charity event in the valley. It is normally a great time for the 400 plus who attend, but last year, we had to transition to our first—and hopefully not annual!—virtual event. While it was not the same as having everybody in one room together, it was still fun for all and achieved its mission: to raise funds for the Adaptive Center Sports Center. The funding that the CBO has generated over the years has enabled the ASC to grow into one of the premier adaptive sports organizations in the world. We have a phenomenal staff, a fantastic facility and cutting-edge equipment. 

This year, we are in a predicament of not knowing where we will be with the pandemic by August. Ideally, we will have some version of the live event again. There are months of planning that go into both types of events, so the decision to go live or not will be made in May.

Last year, we worked incredibly hard to open our doors to programming in response to the pandemic. Countless hours and a great deal of money were spent to minimize the risk that our participants and staff faced. This was important, as our program is some of our participants only source of therapeutic recreation, and we saw many damaging effects of their isolation. Now, more than ever, our services are needed. 

From a mental health perspective, we all took a significant hit this year. This week has been a spark of light in the darkness. It lit our world like the sun, you knocked it out of the park.

–Kimery Dudas, Founder of the Expedition School who visited in December 2020 with 4 visually impaired and blind young adults

Every summer, we come together for one purpose: to raise money so that people with disabilities and their families may experience the life-changing effects of outdoor adventures with the Adaptive Sports Center. While the actual format of this year’s event is still up in the air, there is one thing that is not, and that is our commitment to the mission of the ASC.

Sincerely,

Christopher K. Hensley
Executive Director, Adaptive Sports Center
 



For information on how you can get involved, contact Emily Girdwood, Events & Development Manager at (970) 349-2296 x104 or emily@adaptivesports.org.

Schedule

GALA – Sunday, August 1

Live Gala
Cocktail party, dinner, live music, dancing & auction
– OR –
Virtual Gala
Watch Party Box, local dinner delivery and virtual entertainment, program & auction

GOLF – Monday, August 2

Golf Tournament – Live event only
Breakfast, tournament, picnic lunch, awards & BBQ.

Sponsorship

The Crested Butte Open is our major annual fundraising vehicle which supports the Adaptive Sports Center’s mission to enhance the lives of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor activities. We need your help to make this event successful so that we can raise the funds needed to continue our life-changing experiences. Thank you for your consideration in being a big part of our 34 years of growth, success and positive impact on countless lives.

For information on how you can get involved, contact Emily Girdwood, Events & Development Manager at (970) 349-2296 x104 or emily@adaptivesports.org

Opportunities

There are sponsorship levels designed for a variety of interests and budgets. This year, we are offering separate sponsorship levels for the Gala and Golf Tournament. Sponsor one or go all in and pair the two together. Full benefits are outlined, starting on page 10 of the brochure below. 

GALA 

GALA  $30,000
DINNER  $15,000
AUCTION  $10,000
ENTERTAINMENT  $7,500
BAR/WATCH PARTY  $7,500
TWO-STEP/PRE-EVENT KICKOFF  $5,500
SAFE RIDE/TECH  $3,500
HOST  $2,500
WELCOME  $1,000

GOLF 

TOURNAMENT  $30,000
PLAY-IT-FORWARD  $7,500
GOLF CART  $3,500
TEAM  $1,000
HOLE  $1,000

DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

 

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PRESENTING SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsors

VENUE SPONSORS

Whetstone

Lacy

FPO

 

GALA SPONSORS

CBMR

Idea Ranch

Whetstone

 

BAR/WATCH PARTY SPONSORS

Idea Ranch

FPO FPO

 

TWO-STEP/PRE-EVENT KICKOFF SPONSORS

Bedell Frazier

DLAPiper

Linda Fialkoff

 

HOST SPONSORS

Meg and Michael Smith FPO FPO

 

Volunteer

More information on volunteering for the 2021 Crested Butte to come. Please contact Lee Berglund at lee@adaptivesports.org if you would like to learn about getting involved.

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