Prudential Steamboat Realty and Kent Eriksen’s Cycles host benefit for The Sunshine Kids

Last night’s Tour de Steamboat/Sunshine Kids  fundraiser in the Torian tent in Steamboat Springs was a resounding success!  There were a few minutes of consternation as the wind picked up and the thunder rolled and the chairs went flying, but that only added to the evening’s excitement!  The Prudential Steamboat Realtors donate countless hours of their time and endless amounts of energy to make this event possible.

There was a wonderful turnout for the pasta dinner and live and silent auctions, with items to appeal to all ages.  As always, the businesses in Steamboat can always be counted on to be very generous with their donations.   This event is a significant fundraiser benefiting The Sunshine Kids‘ annual Steamboat Winter Games- a chance to give children stricken with cancer a week of winter fun in our beautiful town.

Steamboat Today has a photo of The Sunshine Kid’s spokesperson, Bobby Menges, who inspired everyone at the fundraiser last night.  Be sure to read all about Bobbye in their article.

Bobby Menges benefited from the Sunshine Kids Foundation and now is back in town for this weekend's Tour de Steamboat, which raises money for the program that helps children fight cancer



Today is a gorgeous Colorado blue sky day for the second component of the fundraiser, which is the Tour de Steamboat. The Tour de Steamboat was started 8 years ago by Kent Eriksen’s Cycles and then Prudential Steamboat Realty joined forces with them 4 years ago.  This year’s sponsor is Mountain Resorts.  Here is what The Business  Journals  has to say about the tour.

“This summer cyclists from around the world are invited to experience first hand what sets riding in Steamboat apart, by participating in the 8th annual Kent Eriksen Tour de Steamboat on July 21, 2012. The two-day fundraising event benefiting the Sunshine Kids Foundation offers three courses: 110-mile century course, 40-mile out and back, and a 25-mile loop.

“The Tour de Steamboat exemplifies what Steamboat’s cycling community is all about, enjoying the outdoors, taking great rides and supporting an important cause,” says Brad Cusenbary, co-founder of the event.

Attending events such as these always reminds me of what an amazing town Steamboat Springs is in terms of quality of life and giving back to the community, both local and global, and of how lucky I am to live here!  Thank you Prudential Steamboat Realty, Kent Eriksen’s Cycles and Mountain Resorts for your dedication to giving back and to giving joy to others!

Lynne Barton Bier and the staff at Home on the Range




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