Bites & Bottles
The Greater Denver Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) partnered with Shining Stars for the fourth year on one of their largest annual events, Bites and Bottles. The evening was held at one of our most unique venues yet, the Vehicle Vault in Parker, CO. Guests got to look at rare and exotic cars, while enjoying some of the best food and drinks Denver has to offer. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Shining Stars. Thank you NACE for your long-standing partnership!
Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar GRAND OPENING
Peter and Delinda Fatianow, owners of Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar, generously partnered with Shining Stars on the opening of their newest location in SouthGlenn. They hosted a fun evening of food, drinks, and live music to celebrate their newest location. 100% of proceeds were donated to Shining Stars. Thank you Peter and Delinda! Be sure to check out their locations in Golden, Highlands Ranch, and SouthGlenn for a world-class wine list, contemporary small plates, and a warm, relaxing atmosphere - https://www.indulgewinebar.com/
Aspen Elks Lodge #224 Charity Golf Tournament
The Elks Lodge #224 in Aspen, CO has been hosting a charity golf tournament to benefit the Shining Stars Foundation since 2009. In ten years, they have helped to raise over $110,000 and changed COUNTLESS lives. This year, the sold-out tournament was one to remember, featuring amazing food, drinks, company, and gorgeous fall weather. Thank you to the Aspen Elks Lodge #224, our fearless leader Gary Lacouter, and the incredible committee: Jarod Day, Will Snyder, and Kim Kaler. We could not grow our programs without their yearly support.
Kids helping kids
The Future Farmers of America Club from Douglas County H.S. donates so many days of community service each year to non-profit groups. This year they decided to put together bags full of crafts and give them to the Shining Stars Foundation. A committee made up of the entire Advanced Agriscience class (25-30 kids) split into four groups to find some fun crafts and then calculated how many supplies we would need to make 100 of each craft. Amy McWhorter, teacher, and Taylor, student, purchased everything needed and the bags of crafts were put together and delivered to the Shining Stars.
Grand County students have been busy hanging up posters in all the towns in Grand County for both the Winter Park Half Marathon and the Mountain Life Fitness Spin-a-thon. Many thanks to Jordan, Maggie, Leah, Rosemary, Cesar, and Julie from Middle Park High School for taking time to do this for the Shining Stars Foundation!
Special thanks to Sam, Taylor, and Cailyn who hosted a lemonade stand in September to raise money for SSF!
It's so uplifting to see young people spend their time giving back to other kids in need. We are so grateful to accept your donations and we are proud of your efforts to make a difference!