Snowmass Village, Colo., (July 13, 2018) – The annual Deaf Camp Benefit returns to Snowmass’ Fanny Hill on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to raise money for Aspen Camp.
This year’s concert features the headlining band, Spin Doctors, a well-known rock band from New York City, famous for hits like Two Princes. Joining the Spin Doctors on the Deaf Camp Benefit lineup is Mandy Harvey, the deaf singer who brought the house down on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent.
“The Deaf Camp Benefit has been around throughout our 50 year history,” says Lesa Thomas, Executive Director, Aspen Camp. “So many locals remember those concerts on the mountain and connect with John Denver and past performers. Aspen Camp relies on this fundraiser to continue our important mission. This concert is a way for us to connect with the community year after year and we are excited as always to partner with Snowmass Village and to highlight our exciting work.”
2018 Deaf Camp Benefit Schedule
4:00 p.m. Doors Open
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction
5:00 p.m. Mandy Harvey
6:30 p.m. Deaf Camp Performers
7:30 p.m. Spin Doctors
The Deaf Camp Benefit, originally known as the Deaf Camp Picnic, was established in the 1960’s with the help of John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more, to support Aspen Camp’s mission to provide deaf children the opportunity to experience the natural playground of the Roaring Fork Valley and to increase self-esteem, self-identity, leadership skills, and friendship.
The Deaf Camp Benefit is free, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds from this event go to Aspen Camp, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose focus is on honoring the Deaf Community through education, experiences, and networking. For more information, please visit www.aspencamp.org.
For additional information on the Snowmass Free Concert Series & other events, please visit www.gosnowmass.com.
About Aspen Camp – Founded in 1967, Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides programs and services to recognize and capitalize on what the Deaf Community* can offer to the world. This includes the opportunity for Deaf* youth to grow in confidence and identity through programs like summer camp, winter camp, family camp, vocational training, and more. Sign language classes, cabin rentals, and campus rentals enables the local community to learn more about Deaf Culture and connect to a new and meaningful perspective. Aspen Camp is a 501(c)(3) non –profit organization. More information about Aspen Camp, Deaf Culture, and services available can be found at www.aspencamp.org.
About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from downtown Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best ski areas in the world and was listed by USA Today as one of the 25 fastest-growing vacation destinations in 2017. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, 25+ restaurants, 95 percent on-slope lodging, world-class shopping, unique special events and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit: www.gosnowmass.com.
Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey Sanchez, Public Relations Coordinator, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.