Vail Valley: Roundup River Ranch gets $1 million grant
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Roundup River Ranch has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Hole in the Wall Camps Foundation to help with its mission of building a camp in Colorado’s Vail Valley for children with life-threatening illnesses.
“This grant signifies dedication from the Hole in the Wall Foundation in assisting Roundup River Ranch to move to the next level of sustainability for future operations,” said Alison Knapp, founder and chair of Roundup River Ranch. “The grant also provides great momentum for us to complete the capital campaign and bring us that much closer to breaking ground this fall.”
The $1 million grant will be directed toward the camp’s $20 million capital campaign. Construction on the camp is expected to begin in the fall and open in 2011. The camp will be located on 85 acres along the Colorado River east of Glenwood Canyon in western Eagle County.
In addition to the grant, Roundup River Ranch has raised more than $700,000 in the last two months, bringing the camp’s total fundraising to more than $18 million.
“Donor momentum is carrying the goal of opening a camp in 2011,” said Amy Militti, Roundup River Ranch’s director of development.
Roundup River Ranch aspires to be a member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, which oversees the Hole in the Wall Foundation.
The camp will provide children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience camp with a fun, safe and empowering experience, free of charge. The Children’s Hospital of Denver is the founding partner hospital. The camp will serve children from Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Texas.
For more information on the camp visit http://www.roundupriverranch.org, or call 970-926-2448.
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