By Brenda Grajeda
Special to The PREVIEW
Fifteen nonprofit organizations from La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties will compete for their share of over $20,000 on May 18 at Sky Ute Casino Resort in the 18th Annual Non-Profit Money Booth.
Since 1999, when Sky Ute Casino Resort held the first Non-Profit Money Booth event, nearly $350,000 has been given to local charities to support a variety of worthy causes.
Last year, selected organizations included: Boys and Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe; Blue Star Mom’s New Mexico Chapter No. 1; Adult Learning Center; Education, Literacy, Health and Inspiration (ELHI); Silver SPRUCE Academy; TARA Historical Society; Great Old Broads for Wilderness; Durango Food Bank; Hope Community Christian Academy; Chimney Rock Interpretive Association; La Plata County Independent Youth Performing Arts; Ignacio Community Church; Ignacio Chamber of Commerce; Community Connections; and The Prayer Tree Committee.
A reception will be held in the Events Center from 6 to 7 p.m. to honor the selected organizations and present each with a $500 check. Then, the action will get underway at 7 p.m., when a representative from each organization will enter the money booth for 45 seconds to grab as much cash as they can.
Applications are now available at www.skyutecasino.com. All applications must be turned in no later than May 5 by 5 p.m. to be considered for admittance into the event.
For further information or to have an application faxed or emailed, contact Marketing Coordinator Tracy Leppert at (970) 563-1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.