Monarch Ski Patrol-Thank You
On March 6th, Monarch Ski Patrol hosted the 30th Annual Ski Patrol Fundraiser at Wallbangers in Salida. A portion of the proceeds raised from this event will be given to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The CAIC is an organization that provides mountain weather forecasts and evaluates the avalanche conditions around the state. For info, go to www.avalanche.state.co.us/ Additional funds raised will support the Monarch Avalanche Rescue Dog program and additional ski patrol trainings.
We would like to give a special thanks to Brink for the artwork he designed for the party poster and the silent auction. MSP would also like to give a shout out to our local music promoter, Steve Finch, for bringing The Drunken Hearts to play at the fundraiser. Additionally, we would also like to give a BIG thanks to Greg Wall and the Wallbangers crew for hosting the event.
Many items were contributed by local merchants to help raise funds in these efforts. We would like to thank the following for their support and generous contributions:
Stage Sponsors: Absolute Bikes, Art of Gold, Backcountry Access, CKS, Dr Matt Burkley, Deerhammer Distilling, The Edge-Pueblo, Elevation Brewery, Jug Liquors, Melanzana, Monarch Mountain, Mountain Sports Haus, Mt Shavano Ski and Snowboard Shop, New Belgium Brewing, Osprey Backpacks, Out of the Blue Skydiving, Rutkey Distributing, Salida Mountain Sports, Wilderness Ski Shop, and Wood’s High Mountain Distillery.
Food and Beverage Sponsors: Amica’s, Asian Palate, Benson’s Tavern, Buena Vista Roastery, Cellar Liquors, City on a Hill, Currents, Eddyline, Ferraro’s, Four Alarm Liquors, The Fritz, Grimo’s, Laughing Ladies, Los Girasoles, Moonlight Pizza, Party Spirits, Patio Pancake Place, Roxy’s Bottle Shop, Scanga, Shallots, Simple Foods, Sunshine Market, Sweeties, Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, and Vital Living.
Gear and Services Sponsors: Brady’s West, Boneshaker Cycles, Burmac’s, C&J Automotive, Colorado Barkery, Fat Tees, Farrah Fine Designs, Free the Monkey, The Fringe, Integrate, KHEN, KSBV, KVRH, KRCC, KWUZ, Landmark Surveyors, Polar Bottle, Rainbow Car Wash, Rescue Essentials, Riverboat Works, Salida Bike Company, Salida Cutlery, Subculture Cyclery, Super 8 Motel, The Trailhead, Valvoline Express Care, Wanderlust Road, and YOLO.
Recreation Sponsors: AAE, Ark Valley High Rollers, Cottonwood Hot Springs, Independent Whitewater, Joyful Journey Hot Springs, Mt Princeton Hot Springs, Natural Mystic, RMOC, and Super Bowl Lanes.
Thanks to everyone who attended and to all of our contributors for sponsoring this event.
Monarch Ski Patrol