Meet the leadership of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation

The Board of Directors for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation is excited to announce a Meet and Greet party on Thursday, May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estes Valley Community Center. Please join us to meet Ken Czarnowski, President; Kathy Asche, Treasurer; JoAnn Batey, Secretary; Robin Fallon and Kyle Patterson, At-Large members.

The casual, early evening event will include light snacks and refreshments, line dancing, music and door prizes as well as first-hand accounts highlighting the successes resulting from foundation funding.

In early 2018, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District launched a foundation, the Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation. This new nonprofit arm of the recreation district was established to help improve, strengthen and enhance the District’s mission to enrich lives with quality recreation.

Since that establishment, the foundation continues to grow into a structured organization. A Board of Directors was established, a few fundraisers have been organized over the past year, and now the leadership team for the foundation would like the community to get to know them and learn more about the group.

“The foundation has already helped more than 40 families offset the cost of recreation through scholarships,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director for EVRPD and secretary for the foundation’s Board of Directors . “We are excited to see—in such a short time—how much we have accomplished but we want to do more for the Estes Park community.”

The Meet and Greet event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the lower level community room at the Estes Valley Community Center. In addition to fun activities, there will also be an opportunity to learn about the current projects in the works using foundation funding, such as improvements to the Estes Valley Dog Park, and first-hand accounts of health benefits from individuals receiving foundation scholarships.

For more information about the foundation, to make a donation or to inquire about the event, call Tom Carosello at 970-480-1354 or email him at tomc@evrpd.com.