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Dear Adaptive Supporters,

We hope this finds you safe and healthy. Much like the rest of the country, the COVID19 situation in the Gunnison Valley continues to evolve on a daily basis. This week, the county discussed possible guidelines concerning attendance limits for events this summer.  The guidelines suggest that the largest event size in August could be 50 people. In light of these uncertainties, we have decided to hold a virtual event for the 25th Annual Crested Butte Open.    

While we are heartbroken that we cannot gather together in the Lacy Arena, we are hard at work to ensure that our virtual event will be entertaining and successful in continuing to support the mission of the Adaptive Sports Center. 

As the country begins to reopen and we adjust to a new way of life, our outdoor programs for people with disabilities and their families will be more important than ever before. Like many in the country, our participants have experienced isolation and limited access to nature and physical activity during this time. Our programs will help our participants experience the healing power of nature, gain confidence in themselves and explore the outdoor world around them. When we are permitted to get back to providing our programs, we will be ready with your support.

We are still working out the details for our virtual event, so expect to hear from us again soon. In the meantime, please mark your calendar for the online auction to begin the last week in July, culminating with a virtual event on the evening of Sunday, August 2nd. 

Please plan to join us for the 25th Annual Crested Butte Open, and our first-ever virtual event! 



Please check back for details on our 2020 virtual event.

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

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 2019's Live Auction items. 

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 a detailed explanation on how the Big Board Auction works here. Click here to see 2019's Big Board and Silent Auction catalog.

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!

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 970.349.2296.

Click here to download this years sponsorship registration card.

To register as a sponsor please contact Emily at 970.349.2296 x104 or

***NEW TO 2020: Please be aware that if someone wants both a table at the Crested Butte Open Gala, as well as a team during the golf tournament, you must sponsor both a team and a table***


Gala sponsor: $30,000

  • 2 Tables (16 Seats) at the Gala Dinner

Dinner sponsor: $15,000

  • 2 Tables (16 Seats) at the Gala Dinner

Auction sponsor: $10,000

  • 2 tables (16 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Band sponsor: 7,500

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Bar Sponsor: $7,500

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Two-Step sponsor: $5,500

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Safe Ride sponsor: $3,000

  • 1 table (8 seats) at the Gala Dinner

Table sponsor: $2,200

  • 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: $7,800

  • 2 Foursomes in the Golf Tournament

Golf Cart sponsor: $3,500

  • 1 Foursome in the Golf Tournament

Team sponsor: $1,200

  • 1 Foursome in the Golf Tournament

Hole sponsor: $1,000

  • Add two Gala Dinner Seats - $350

For general admission to the gala or golf registration, please contact Emily Girdwood at 970.349.2296 x104 or after May 31, 2020.

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 at your earliest convenience.

People at the Crested Butte Open Fundraising Gala

People at the Crested Butte Open Fundraising Gala

Click here to see the 2019 CB Open photos by Rebecca Ostfendahl. 

Presented by

Katy & Kyle Miller Family Foundation

Carolyn & David Miller

Meredith & Kyle Bebee

Tournament Sponsor


Gala Sponsors

Brothers & Company

Crested Butte Mountain Resort


Auction Sponsors


Band Sponsor


Bar Sponsor

Benchmark Mortgage

Cathey & Don Humphreys


Fore Adaptive Sponsors


Safe Ride Sponsor


Welcome Sponsors


Hole Sponsors


Table Sponsors


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 Berglund at 970.349.2296 or