COMMUNITY SAILING OF COLORADO HOSTS 20TH ANNUAL SPIRIT OF SAILING GALA
Community Sailing of Colorado Hosts 20th Annual “Masquerade at the Museum” Spirit of Sailing Gala Raising Over $90,000
DENVER- Community Sailing of Colorado (CSC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of the greater Denver area, hosted their “Masquerade at the Museum,” 20th Annual Spirit of Sailing Gala Fundraiser, last Saturday, April 13, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. During the annual fundraiser, the organization raised over $90,000 for their adaptive and outreach programs as well as The Roy Burley Scholarship. The donations to the non-profit will allow the organization to head into the season with the ability to make sailing accessible to all in Colorado and will enable them to host hundreds of sailors who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to get on the water and experience sailing.
Brandon Kass, the Executive Director, and Melissa Gorchynsky, the Development Director, in talking about the award stated that “We are incredibly honored by this recognition from U.S. Sailing and could not have accomplished any of this without our extraordinary community supporting us the entire way. This is a wonderful achievement that only a handful of other established community programs around the country can share. From our amazing team of volunteers to the talented staff that put countless smiles on faces each season, it truly takes a village. Filled with gratitude, we move into our 2019 season excited to share an outstanding sailing experience with even more people this year”.
As previously mentioned, the gala also awarded the annual Roy Burley Scholarship as well as the Spirit of Sailing Award. The Roy Burley Scholarship provides a partial or full scholarship to a youth aged 5-17 years old to have their camp costs covered at any of CSC’s locations. This year’s winner honored, Shay (need last name/age). Additionally, The Spirit of Sailing Award is aimed at a member of the CSC community whose overall presence and energy makes the organization stronger. This individual has a commitment to CSC and its program, and their impact is felt immensely amongst the community. This year’s award winner, Ken Hovland, has an impact that is felt by all within the Colorado sailing community.
About Community Sailing of Colorado
Community Sailing of Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Boulder, Denver, and Longmont, aims to make sailing accessible to all in Colorado, regardless of age and ability. Over 3,000 new and returning sailors are impacted each year through youth, adult, adaptive, and outreach sailing programs. CSC develops strategic partnerships in the community to continue supporting its mission with many of their low-to-no-cost programs.
Please visit, CommunitySailing.org, where there is additional information about the organization, mission, programs, and how you can donate or get involved.