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Each year, the COBS community gathers to celebrate our students and our mission through the Black Tie & Tennis Shoes gala. Join us this year on October 24th at Mile High Station in Denver for stories from the field, a silent and live auction, opportunities to directly support scholarship students, and time to catch up with friends – drinks and food not to be missed! Make your mark on the lives of young people in our community and have fun along the way. Contact Anna Bishop at abishop@cobs.org/303-676-8246 for more information. Individual tickets can be purchased online here. Can't make it? You can still bid online in the silent auction!

Support for the Black Tie & Tennis Shoes gala is not only a great way to participate in and contribute to the community at COBS. It represents an investment in the leaders of tomorrow. It provides youth the opportunity to experience the wilderness for the first time, and grow their character and leadership skills in the process. It represents challenge, adventure and realizing what we are truly capable of. View sponsorship opportunities here.

Summit Sponsors

Chris & Melinda Warner

 Scholarship Sponsors

Legacy Sponsors

 

Expedition Sponsors


Mark & Jen Bales

Jane & Todd Fletcher

Bryan & Cynthia Mix

Charlotte M. Brantley

The Bissette Family

Lauren Schmidt & Eric Olson

Rebecca Grant Zarret and Scott Zarret

The Riggs Family

Gordon Bronson

David & Ashley Thurow

 

 
 
   

 Highcamp Sponsors

 

Beverage Sponsors

Live Auction

Luxury Vacation from Inspirato

Choose LOS CABOS, MEXICO
• Choose a 4-bedroom Inspirato home for up to eight (8) guests at Auberge Private Residences at Esperanza in Los Cabos, Mexico.
• The winner and guests will spend seven (7) nights in Inspirato luxury and care, including personalized trip planning, daily housekeeping, pre-arrival grocery shopping service, and dedicated onsite concierge.
• Accommodation restrictions: travel any non-holiday week (weekend to weekend) before November 21, 2020, based on availability.
• Blackout weeks include: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, President’s Day, and Spring Break (March 1st through Easter).

OR

Choose VAIL, COLORADO
• Choose a 3- or 4-bedroom Inspirato home for up to eight (8) guests at Solaris Residences in the heart of Vail Village, one of Inspirato's premier destinations.
• The winner and guests will spend seven (7) nights in Inspirato luxury and care, including personalized trip planning, daily housekeeping, pre-arrival grocery shopping service, dedicated onsite concierge, and access to the Inspirato members-only lounge.
• Accommodation restrictions: travel any non-holiday week (weekend to weekend) before November 21, 2020, based on availability.
• Blackout weeks include: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, President’s Day, Spring Break (March 1st through Easter), and July 4th.

 

Climb with COBS!

Come climbing with COBS outside of Leadville! Perfect as an introduction to climbing or a chance to brush up on your skills and practice some new ones. Ice climbing available as an option too for those looking for something new.

Group of up to four, lunch included. Appropriate for ages 10+ through adults. Select dates available, be redeemed by October 1, 2020.

Four-day canyoneering trip with COBS’s Southwest Program

Some of most spectacular features of Utah’s landscape are the hidden treasures found within its vast canyon networks, formed by millennia of wind and water. This Colorado Outward Bound School experience will take you to places rarely traveled – learn how to canyoneer COBS-style as you climb through slot canyons on a four-day trip with up to six of your friends or family during the spring or fall. Starlit nights, delicious backcountry meals, adventure and great conversation will be your companions in the desert.

Select dates available, must be redeemed by October 1, 2020.

Magic in Marble Weekend

Unplug for a weekend in the aspens, where the heritage of Outward Bound in the United States began: our legacy basecamp in Marble, Colorado. Take advantage of this opportunity to get off the grid on private property in one of Colorado’s most pristine and scenic areas. This is a three-day, three-night  rustic mountain getaway for up to eight participants. Depending on your group’s interests, your weekend could be low key – fishing, wine, and reading on the deck – or more daring - a rappel, the ropes course, or a big hike or two. Choose your own adventure and enjoy! Only available summer or fall (perfect season in Marble). Must be redeemed by October 1, 2020.

Silent Auction Contributors

Silent Auction Preview

NEW THIS YEAR
The silent auction bidding this year is entirely online!
(much much much more to be added this week)

What this means at the event: you can bid on items from anywhere in the room with your smartphone. There will also be tablets throughout the venue available for guests to bid that way. At the end of the night you can check out online and grab your item for a quick exit.

What this means at home: Can't make it? You can still participate! Join in the fun starting October 21st at 8am online.

Freeskier - Gear

Kuhl - Spyfire jackets

Black Diamond – Gear

Big Agnes - Gear

Wild Women Winery – Wine tasting for 10

Manofatto Giftboxes/Katelyn Stalowy – Handmade giftbox

American Adventure Expeditions – Gift card for rafting adventure

Backpackers Pantry – Basket of backcountry food goodies

Ned – Gift basket of full spectrum hemp products

Warby Parker – gift card

Colorado Camper Rental – Certificate for a 3-day camper rental

Jerry’s Nuthouse – Snack gift basket

Karen Immerso – Handmade pottery

DelaFoto Portraits - Gift certificate for a pet photo session

Pearl Izumi – Mountain bike kit

Tennessee Pass Nordic Center - Lunch for two including trail passes and rentals

Osprey Packs

Aspen Snowmass - Two-day lift tickets and a one-night stay in Aspen

Alpine Provisions – Artisan basket featuring Castille body wash, deodorant and lip balm

Honey Stinger – Food basket

Adventure Medical Kits – Mountain Guide Medical Kit

Taddonio Family – Six-night stay at the Lodge in Breckenridge

Taddonio Family – Two Broncos tickets + parking

Icelantic – Pair of skis

Leadville Race Series – One entry for LT100 Running race and one entry for MTB100 Bike race for 2020

Backcountry.com – Gear

Folsom Custom Skis – Gift certificate for skis 

Scarpa - Boots

Backcountry Babes – Basket of branded gear

Peter O’Neil – Four-day, three-night stay in the Executive Director’s cabin in Leadville

Lattof Family – DU Hockey ticket 4-pack, plus dinner at Spanky’s Roadhouse

Melanzana – One women’s and one men’s microgrid hoodie

1Up Aerial Drone Services – A half day of aerial photos/videos/mapping

Denver Botanic Gardens – Annual membership

The Mix Family – Nuggets tickets

Lauren Schmidt & Eric Olson – three-day, two-night stay in luxury home in Fraser

Spyder – Meribel Women’s Insulated jacket and Men’s Leader Gore-Tex jacket

Crazy Creek

Smartwool

Sitka Sage Workshop – original artwork from COBS Course Director Hannah Trim

34 Degrees Crips – crisps package

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