Evaluation & Training
1160 N Main St PO Box 1002 Gunnison CO 81230 (970) 641-3081 www.sixpointsgunnison.org
Winter Special Olympics practices culminated in exciting Regional and State competitions, with many blue ribbons earned. Events included 1k and 10K Nordic races and alpine skiing. Our thanks to Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte for facilitating the trips!
Special Olympics gives clients the opportunity to learn or perfect new skills, be challenged to push themselves physically, compete with others of similar abilities, be recognized for their accomplishments, make friends, and socialize in a supported environment. Your support makes Special Olympics possible!
WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY!
Western Colorado University (WCU) students, career professionals, volunteers…we appreciate ALL who offer time, effort, and, most importantly, friendship. THANK YOU!
Below: WCU track meet, Rotary Club comes to play games with clients
BARRON FARNELL….DANCER EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Barron has been dancing in his hometown, Crested Butte, since the age of 18, which is not very long considering how accomplished he is. He first took dance lessons as a senior in high school and quickly found his niche, though he’s no stranger to the stage, having been involved with singing and theater in his early years. He recounts that the best experience of his life was senior prom, where he stole everyone’s date because he knew how to dance. “Everyone loves a man who can dance,” he quips. Barron has been dancing with the Crested Butte Dance Company for the last 13 years, teaches Zumba, and is hopeful that an audition for a Netflix show called “Love on the Spectrum” will help launch him into a career in entertainment. Meanwhile, keep inspiring us all, Barron. You rock!
Below: Barron onstage at the Move the Butte show in February 2023.
ReFUND CO is a state tax refund donation program allowing you to use some or all of your refund to directly support Six Points’ work in our community! Use our registration number 20073005916 to donate part or all of your tax refund to Six Points.
Help us enhance the lives of the people we serve!
…the many faces of Daniel (continued):
DIRECTOR’S CORNER with Daniel Bruce – April 2023
HAPPY SPRING!?…OR IS IT REALLY STILL WINTER?! Spring in the Gunnison Valley can be an interesting season between the mud, wind, snow…more snow, rain, and occasional sun. However, it also brings warmer temps, robins, cranes, and the last days of skiing.
I’m excited to announce that Six Points will be having our Community Appreciation Picnic on Friday, June 30, 2023, beginning at Noon, on the patio at Six Points. I hope you will all come out and have lunch with us. Six Points is celebrating over 40 years as an organization (incorporated in 1981) and over 50 years since a group of citizens and parents volunteered their support to address the lack of services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Gunnison County.
EXCITEMENT IS IN THE AIR – SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! Our clients are gearing up for summer already. There are bikes to get tuned up, triathlons and Special Olympics events to train for, summer jobs to apply for, gardens to plant, picnics to plan, and anticipation of just enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends.
YOU MAKE OUR ORGANIZATION POSSIBLE! Thank you again for all your support!
April – Special Olympics training continues, Western Colorado University Adaptive PE class
May – Regional Special Olympics Aquatics and Track & Field (May 6, 7)
June – State Special Olympics Aquatics and Track & Field (June 9-11),
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic (June 30)
Thanks to Our Generous Grantors:
Opportunities to Donate:
JANUARY has come and gone!
DID YOU KNOW that you need to re-enroll in City Market Community Rewards every January? Pennies add up to dollars that can benefit Six Points with a mere swipe of your City Market value card when you shop.
See below for the how-to!
Enroll in City Market’s Community Rewards Program
- Go to www.citymarket.com to sign in or register an account
- Click on “Account” located on the red band in the middle of the page
- Scroll to the Bottom of the page to the Community Rewards Section and click “enroll now” or “re-enroll now”
- You can either type in “six” or our # 10405 to choose Six Points as your organization. It’s that simple and it costs you, the value card holder, nothing!
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