On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) will be hosting an event to commemorate their Prestigious Donors who have supported them for 30 wonderful years. The Ceremony is for Media Personnel only and is not open to the public and will be held at the Dos Chappell Bathhouse in Denver’s Washington Park from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. VOC is honoring these supporters by installing a commemorative flagstone patio on the terrace in front of the VOC headquarters at the Bathhouse.
This is a photo and interview event for media personnel focusing on the supporters of the organization for the past 30 years. They set a fundraising goal for this 30th celebration of $300,000 which was exceeded by $43,950. With this support they have been able to address the restoration efforts of some of our recent flooding and fire damaged wilderness and recreation areas around the state. They also utilized the help of thousands of people on their many projects they have been involved in around the State of Colorado.
The Dos Chappell Bathhouse in Denver’s Washington Park has been the main headquarters building for the VOC which originally served as a bathhouse for swimmers of Smith Lake into the 1950’s. Dos Chappell, who the building is named after, was the first executive director of VOC who also guided the restoration of the building.
Some of the guests who will be attending the event are; representatives from Gates Family Foundation, REI, National Forest Foundation, Denver Parks & Recreation, United States Forest Service, Suncor, Oracle, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC, Lockheed Martin, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Sprout Foundation, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., and Colorado Lottery.
The Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado,is a non-profit organization dedicated not only to the state and all of the natural resources it has to offer, but to the residents. They are helping train and engage the people in our communities to be stewards in our parks, recreation areas and area which are suffering due to floods and fire. Since their inception their award-winning volunteer, youth and leadership programs have managed to engage and train nearly 100,000 people helping make them good stewards of our natural resources volunteering many hours which would equal out to about $20 million dollars.
Once again, this is a media invitation only!
If you are interested in helping out with their efforts please visit their website by clicking here or visiting: http://www.voc.org/ to see the training dates, and times, dates and locations of upcoming projects.