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Friends of CAIC's Fundraiser:

Know Before You Go!

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BENEFITING: Friends of CAIC

THE STORY:

Join the Friends of CAIC and make sure you Know Before You Go! 

Education is essential to reducing risk while traveling and recreating in the backcountry. Colorado is a fantastic place to play in the mountains, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Unfortunately, Colorado typically accounts for 1/3 of all avalanche fatalities in the United States. Our goal with this campaign is to continue to reduce that number. We can do that through education. Gather your friends, fellow riders, and partners and join us as we launch Know Before You Go Colorado!

The money raised during this campaign will go toward the following goals.

1. Create and launch Know Before You Go Colorado. This education initiative will be modeled after the Utah Avalanche Center's model but will be focused on Colorado's snowpack and avalanche problems. 

2.  Improve the CAIC's backcountry forecast program. More forecasting staff means more people that are part of a statewide avalanche safety effort. More forecasters will mean more local field data which in turn will create more accurate and timely avalanche forecasts for you, the backcountry user.

3. The expanded resources also means expansion of our IT infrastructure. Last season we asked you to invest in the development of a mobile app. You responded and we launched V1 in January. We are excited to continually develop the capabilities our website as well as of the app and we need your help to do that. 

You want your forecast center, the CAIC, to be the best. Donate today and help us grow and give you the best center in the United States. 

Double your Impact:

Several generous donors have put up funds to be matched during this campaign. These matches will be announced over the course of the campaign.

Imagine the possibilities. You donate $25 and it has the power of $50. Raise $1,000 among friends and family and it has the power of $2,000. Your fundraising for us and spreading the word helps us hit our goal that much faster!

Fundraise for us:

Avalanche forecasting and education is a cause you believe in. That's why you are here! The goal of Crowdrise is to encourage our donors to fundraise for us. Reach out to your friends and family and ask them to donate to a cause you believe in and keeps you safe. 

Incentives:

WE LOVE GEAR and we know you love gear! So read on about how you can win some fantastic prizes.

Donate $25.00 or more each week to be registered to win the weekly prizes.

Week 1: March 12 – March 20: K2 Float 15 Avalanche Airbag. Click Here for rules.

Week 2: March 21 – March 27: Mammut Backpack, Shovel, Probe. Click Here for rules.

Week 3: March 28 – April 3: Weston Snowboards Split Board. Click Here for rules.

Week 4: April 4 – April 10: Liberty Variant Friends of CAIC Skis. Click Here for rules.

Week 5: April 11 – April 17: K2 Coomback 104 skis with Skins. Click Here for rules.

Grand Prize Drawing on April 25 at 12pm at the Loveland Corn Harvest: Cat Trip for 2 during the 2015/2016 season with Powder Addiction Snowcats. Click Here for rules.

Don't forget ANY DONATION amount will get you a CAIC Sticker. Just send us your address and we will drop it in the mail!

THE FINE PRINT: Donations received Sunday – Friday of each week will be registered to win corresponding weekly prize. If donor makes multiple donations per week, they will be registered one time per donation. All drawings will take place on Saturday. Winner will be notified via email and announced on Friends of CAIC Facebook page. Every donor during the period of March 11 – April 25 will be registered to win the Grand Prize. One entry will be placed in grand prize drawing for each multiple of $25 (i.e. If a donation of $100 is received, that donor will be put in the grand prize drawing 4 times). All prizes are awarded as is. No exchanges, replacements, or returns will be accepted. 

Feel Free to Donate any way you wish. 

Donate on Crowdrise.com. Remember you don't have to pay the "Optional Processing Fee". Click on the text and select 0%.

Mail: PO BOX 140817 Denver, CO 80214

ONLINE: https://avalanche.state.co.us/donate/

Hand us cash at an event!

Any donations that come in via mail or via our online donation platform will be input into crowdrise as offline donations and counted toward the campaign.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$100,242

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bud Fujii-Takamoto

    $20

  • Joe Summers

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Annie MacWilliams

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nathan Baier

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Hunter, Lauire, Tali, & Riddle

    $20

  • Colorado Timberline Academy

    $100

  • Jeff Welch

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chanda Klco

    $25

  • Jeff

    $100

  • John Muir & Iris Behr

    $1,000

  • Joe Moore

    $10

  • Jason luck

    $50

  • Matt

    $100

  • Steve

    $25

  • Ryan VanHalle

    $20

  • Thayer Hirsh

    $25

  • Forest & Olivia Bommarito

    $500

  • Dan Chirpich

    $25

  • andrew breibart

    $25

  • Jeff Schatz

    $100

  • Daniel Bortz

    $25

  • Jason Barber

    $25

  • Pete and Janet Fox

    $50

  • Chrissie

    $25

  • Bridget Bryson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Adam Schatz

    $25

  • Hacksaw

    $300

  • Eolus Bar & Dining

    $500

  • Awesomeness Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation

    $2,500

  • Jill Hill

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Michael Leeds

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Laura

    $50

  • Sean Sewell

    $20

  • KeBron James

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Greg VW

    $50

  • Russel Cowart

    $50

  • Tim Calkins

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike Stiller

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Silverton Splitboard Festival

    $1,448

  • Anonymous

    $20,000

  • Dan Leszcynski

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa McKendry

    $50

  • dan miller

    $100

  • Richard Englebert

    $50

  • Shane Burns

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Eric Polczynski

    $50

  • Levi and Amanda Wilner

    $50

  • Ambassador Ray

     

  • Russell Austin

    $100

  • Michael O'Brien

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • James Hendrick

    $25

  • Todd Mannherz

    $25

  • Art Mears

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • TR Evans

    $50

  • Christy & Ted Mahon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mark Zander

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jim Sanders

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jordan and Heather Lipp

    $50

  • Lars Peterson

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gary Hayes

    $25

  • Andy Librande

    $50

  • The Armistead Family

    $100

  • Joe Esseichick

    $25

  • Doug & Kathleen Spencer

    $500

  • Jeff Roberts

    $50

  • Patrick Ledwith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Via West

    $5,000

  • Mike Connolly

    $25

  • David Christenson

    $50

  • Jim Bell

    $100

  • Andrew Schmidt

    $25

  • ViaWest’s 4th Annual C-Ski Day

    $5,000

  • Breckenridge Beer Festival

    $5,000

  • Roberto Seidita

    $1,000

  • Trent

    $100

  • Roberto's list

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Joe Torres

    $50

  • Alan Jones

    $75

  • Bill Costa

    $2,500

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $100,242 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Friends of CAIC

Amount Raised

$100,137

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Alan Stewart

Amount Raised

$75

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Leo Tsuo

Amount Raised

$20

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Scott Prior

Amount Raised

$10

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Michael Crouch

Amount Raised

$0

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Peter Ericson

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $5,000

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $3,000

2 years ago

Joe Torres

Joe Torres

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alan Jones

Alan Jones

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Bill Costa

Bill Costa

DONATION: $2,500

2 years ago

Roberto's list

Roberto's list

DONATION: $10,000

2 years ago

Trent

Trent

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Roberto Seidita

Roberto Seidita

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

ViaWest’s 4th Annual C-Ski Day

ViaWest’s 4th Annual C-Ski Day

DONATION: $5,000

2 years ago

Breckenridge Beer Festival

Breckenridge Beer Festival

DONATION: $5,000

2 years ago