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What does it take to reach the top of the world? What does it take to turn back? How do our values shape the most dynamic choices of our lives? Join the Colorado Outward Bound School as we present an evening anchored in leadership, character, and service. Remarks by seven-time Everest mountaineer and Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, Luis Benitez, and emceed by Annelise Loevlie, CEO of Icelantic Skis.

A decidedly untraditional event, the Black Tie and Tennis Shoes is one of Colorado’s most fun annual fundraisers. It is an evening of celebration, camaraderie, and, of course, comfortable footwear. The night features 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.

Wednesday, October 24 at Mile High Station in Denver, 6 pm

Become an event sponsor and help change lives through challenge and discovery. To purchase a sponsorship or for more information, please email Anna Bishop at abishop@cobs.org or call 303-676-8246.

You can view more sponsorship information here, and download a pledge form here

Purchase tables or tickets here.
View guest info here.
View the full Live Auction offerings here: 2018 BTTS Live Auction List 8-11.pdf

 

Summit Sponsors

and The Warner Family

 

Legacy Sponsors

 
   

 

Expedition Sponsors

Bob O'Rourke
Lauren Schmidt & Eric Olson
Sarah & Luke Hartley
Kachadurian-Fletcher Family 
The Riggs Family
Jack Rand
Amy Humble & Corey Smith
Cosan Consulting
Kate Ridgway & Rick Holmstrom
Bryan & Cynthia Mix
Bill & Sue Floyd
Dirk & Nancy Tyler and Kishen & Lindsay Mangat
Donald & Kathy Woods
Icelantic Skis

 

 Highcamp Sponsors

Fred C. Church Insurance
Occasions Catering

 

Beverage Sponsors

 

 

 

Live Auction Preview: Inspirato Vacation

 

PUNTA DE MITA, MEXICO or LOS CABOS, MEXICO

Choose a 3- or 4-bedroom Inspirato home for up to eight guests at either Los Veneros in Punta de Mita, Mexico or Punta Ballena Resort, anchored by 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 15, 2019, based on availability.  Blackout weeks include: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, President’s Day, and Spring Break (March 1st through Easter).

or: VAIL, COLORADO

Vail Solaris Boomer Luxury Vacation Residence Living Room

Choose a 3- or 4-bedroom Inspirato home for up to eight 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 15, 2019, based on availability.  Blackout weeks include: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, President’s Day, Spring Break (March 1st through Easter), and July 4th.

Valued at over $10,000!

Silent Auction Preview

Thanks to these amazing companies who have already donated awesome gear and experiences to our silent auction!

Colorado Camper Rental - Colorado Camper Rental is your source for the widest selection of pop-up campers and travel trailers for rent in the Denver/Boulder area. Rent a camper today and connect with your family and friends outside! That is why we are here: To help you get out there. Get to know Colorado, or the rest of the US, in a new way with a three night Basic Popup camper rental available from Labor Day to Memorial Day. You and your family will be you traveling in style and without the crowds.
Leadville Race Series - One trail 100 Entry, and one mountain bike entry
Sea to Summit - Camping cook set for four
Wild Women Winery - Wine tasting for 10 at their tasting room downtown.
Backpacker’s Pantry
Kuhl
Backcountry.com - 4 person Basin and Range tent or 30 degree down Basin and Range sleeping bag
Tennessee Pass Nordic Center - Dinner for two and a bottle of wine at the Cook House
DelaFoto Portraits - Gift card for a pet family portrait session
Black Diamond
Kevin Duncan - a Silver Oak wine box including a bottle of wine and two glasses.
Osprey
Jagged Mountain Brewery  – crowlers and gift card
Pearl Izumi  – certificate for MTB shoes, gloves, top and bottoms
Honey Stinger   – goody basket
Katelyn Stalowy  – Manofatto handcrafted gift box
Jerry’s Nut House  – Goody basket
Melanzana – hoodie
Backcountry Babes – Gift card and goody basket
34 Degrees Crisps - Full line of crisps, a canvas bag, and fun swag
Crazy Creek - HEX 2.0 Original Chair (Originally conceived by an instructor on an Outward Bound course. Two chances to bring one home!)
American Adventure Expeditions - a $100 gift certificate towards a Colorado rafting trip
Big Agnes - gear
Earth Treks - climbing experience
Topo Designs - packs and accessories
Freeskier - Gear/apparel 
SHRED415 - one month gym membership
Otterbox - gift certificate for a phone case
Icelantic - skis
Silverton Mountain - lift tickets
Goldspot Brewing Company - gift certificate
Cabot Creamery (- cheese basket
John Fellows - fine art prints
Adventure Medical Kits - Mountain Guide Medical Kit & Escape Pro Bivvy
Aspen/Snowmass - two lift tickets
Scarpa - men's and women's ski touring boots
Denver Botanic Gardens
Pangea Organics
Harperrose Studios
Cheluna Brewing Company
So Damn Gouda
Honey Stinger
Taddonio Family - Two suite level tickets to the Broncos/Chargers game with parking passes
Lattof Family - Four tickets to a DU hockey game and dinner out
Mix Family - Two 3rd row Nuggets tickets
 

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