Recent Programs & Events

Aspen Summer adventure

On July 9-14th, Shining Stars had the opportunity to enjoy rafting on the Colorado River, horseback riding by Maroon Bells, cooking at The Little Nell, crafting works of art, rock climbing at Rifle Mtn. Park, and countless pool parties. By the end of the week, the kids had gained confidence in themselves, lasting friendships, and hope for their futures. Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made this week possible!

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Grand County Family Adventure

Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA hosted our Shining Stars and their family members July 22-26th. This week of adventure included whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, boating, climbing, summer tubing, swimming, and exploring everything Grand County has to offer! Most importantly, the families had the chance to connect with other families who understood exactly what they are going through. This program would not be possible without our amazing sponsors and volunteers. Thank you for all that you do!

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July & August Rockies Games

Shining Stars and their families had several opportunities throughout the summer to take advantage of our donated Rockies tickets. Events like these give the families a chance to escape their everyday struggles and be worry-free for an afternoon.

One family expressed their gratitude to the Rockies with this special thank-you note:

"I hope that I can adequately express our family's appreciation for the game tickets you donated to the Shining Stars Foundation. Our family, particularly our youngest daughter Mikayla, was richly blessed by the experience. Mikayla was born with spina bifida, into a baseball breathing family. Mikayla played city rec t-ball along with her sisters but soon became a spectator because she couldn't keep up as she got older and the skills of her peers improved. She has always had a good attitude about it and looks forward, very eagerly, to managing the high school softball team.  Attending the Rockies game gave her another opportunity to be involved. This was an experience that Mikayla will not forget. She is anxious for school to start so she can tell everyone about it, and how the Rockies won!  Thank you again Rockies organization for your generous donation and Shining Stars for such a wonderful program."