Published on: April 26th, 2012
It’s almost that simple. If you’re drinking a beer at the Chips 4 Kids benefit Saturday night, you’ve already done your part to save the children—and by children, I mean at-risk youth—and by saved, I mean given them the opportunity to expand their horizons by experiencing and learning about the “natural beauty of Colorado from the seat of a mountain bike”.
I’m (for the most part) an adult, but the inner kid in me can’t think of a better way to gain confidence, meet friends and learn about the environment than taking a little break from life and catching some fresh Colorado air on the seat of a mountain bike.
The folks at Trips for Kids (Denver/Boulder) are in the (non-profit) business of putting smiles on kids’ faces. This organization is comprised completely of volunteer community members that believe that one great way to give back is to offer kids a whole new world and new appreciation for Mother Nature. Trips for Kids has over seventy chapters nationwide all which help at-risk kids by combining lessons in confidence building, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills, and the simple act of having fun.
So here’s the skinny:
Date: Saturday, April 28th
Place: Boulder Indoor Cycling
Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m. | Tables open ‘til 11:00 p.m.
So what exactly is the deal?
This event is jam-packed with fun things—like casino games—and the chance to win an awesome mountain bike. A $40 donation gets you into the event where you’ll enjoy pints of Boulder Beer and Avery Brewing beer, complimentary tastings from theLeopold Brothers Distillery, (fake) gambling at free tables with professional dealers, live jazz/swing music, live bike races on the Velodrome, a silent auction (see silent auction items here) and the chance to win some really fun prizes.
So throw on some nice threads, open your hearts and your wallets, and don’t miss this opportunity to put a smile on kids face while having some fun yourself!