Latest News – November 3

Miles The Bronco in Leadville for Student Assembly

Hey all you Broncos fans, this Thursday, Nov. 6 Miles the Broncos mascot is going to be in Leadville!

Miles The Broncos mascot will be in Leadville on Nov. 6

Miles The Broncos mascot will be in Leadville on Nov. 6

That’s good news for all the students at the Lake County Intermediate School as Miles will be leading the “Fuel Up to Play 60” special assembly, starting at 1:15 p.m. in the gym. 

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a fun program that makes schools a healthier place, and is sponsored by the National Football League and Western Dairy Association.  The program promotes eating more nutritious foods like: Broncos_FuleUpLow-fat and fat-free dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The program also encourages students to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. For more details about the “Fuel Up to Play 60,” connect HERE.Obit_Spacer_Thin

SOS Outreach Founder Steps to New Challenges

Twenty-one years ago, a snowboarder named Arn Menconi started SOS Outreach in Vail, Colo. and oversaw the organization’s growth into a leading youth development non-profit which has programs in Lake County as well.

SOS Founder Arn Menconi

SOS Founder Arn Menconi

Having just surpassed 40,000 students across 31 resorts nationwide, Menconi has decided the time is right to move on and pursue new opportunities and passions, the SOS Outreach Board of Directors announced Thursday. 

“Arn Menconi is a unique person. His passionate commitment to SOS over the past 20 years has made SOS the amazing organization it is today. Arn has dedicated his career to making a positive difference in the lives of so many youth, and he triumphantly succeeded,” said board president Buie Seawell, a professor at the University of Denver. “I look forward to his continued success, as well as that of SOS, as we move into an exciting new chapter of this extraordinary organization.” 

Students skiers and mentors on the slopes provide valuable life lessons. Photo: SOS

Students skiers and mentors on the slopes provide valuable life lessons. Photo: SOS

“For 20 consecutive years, we’ve grown funding, added programs and achieved fantastic outcomes for tens of thousands of participants and thousands of volunteers,” said Menconi. “SOS is in the best place its ever been with an amazing staff at 10 locations, a healthy funding base and significant financial reserves. I leave with a heavy heart, but with the knowledge that the organization is in great hands, with a strong board and dedicated staff. Most importantly I’m so grateful to the youth in SOS who have given me so many blessings.” 

Seth Ehrlich, who has served with SOS for the past nine years, most recently as vice president of operations, has been tapped as interim executive director and will continue to be based in Colorado. The organization is on pace to serve 4,500 participants across 22,000 program days nationally for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

SOS is a youth development nonprofit that is helping change the face of snowsports by providing gear, lift tickets and instruction to 5,000 at-risk youth annually.

SOS is a youth development nonprofit that is helping change the face of snowsports by providing gear, lift tickets and instruction to 5,000 at-risk youth annually.

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