<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:41:36 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Soccer Olympian Mia Hamm at Peak Vista's Breakfast of Champions]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-soccer-olympian-mia-hamm-at-peak-vistas-breakfast-of-champions/article/1591368?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-soccer-olympian-mia-hamm-at-peak-vistas-breakfast-of-champions/article/1591368?custom_click=rss

One of the favorite nonprofit events each fall is the Peak Vista Breakfast of Champions and the big question in advance is always which Wheaties-box Olympic great will be the keynote speaker.

Filling that role this year, thanks to the USOC's Olympians and Paralympians Association, was Olympic soccer great Mia Hamm.

Almost 700 people, a number of them young soccer players, were at The Broadmoor Nov. 8-9 to meet and hear Hamm and help raise $255,000 for the community health centers.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:25:04 -0700 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Paralympians share their Rio stories at USABA breakfast]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-paralympians-share-their-rio-stories-at-usaba-breakfast/article/1591369?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-paralympians-share-their-rio-stories-at-usaba-breakfast/article/1591369?custom_click=rss

Vibrant Olympic colors and revolving videos of Olympic/Paralympic greats circling the Hall of Fame Rotunda set the theme for the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes' Breakfast with Champions fundraiser, where Rio 2016 athletes shared their medal achievements and adventures with guests, sponsors and fellow athletes.

Held at the Olympic Training Center on Nov. 4, the breakfast featured speakers with their goals firmly focused on Tokyo 2020.

For Rio Paralympic track and field medalist Lex Gillette, it's following his mantra "No need for sight if you have a vision." Someday he'll put it all in a book, including his trip to the White House where he spent time with "a cool dude," President Barack Obama.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:25:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Nonprofits, send us your fundraiser Save the Dates for 2017]]> http://gazette.com/nonprofits-send-us-your-fundraiser-save-the-dates-for-2017/article/1591567?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nonprofits-send-us-your-fundraiser-save-the-dates-for-2017/article/1591567?custom_click=rss LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017

Nonprofits, send us information about your major fundraisers for 2017 and we'll compile a master calendar to run Jan. 1. It's handy for planning purposes!

By Dec. 15, please email linda.navarro@gazette.com with the name of your event and recipient, name of your nonprofit, date of the event, location (if selected), website and contact information. Subject line: 2017 Save the Date.

2017, here we come.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:20:05 -0700 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Habitat opens new doors and they're works of art]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-habitat-opens-new-doors-and-theyre-works-of-art/article/1590763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-habitat-opens-new-doors-and-theyre-works-of-art/article/1590763?custom_click=rss

They're opening the doors to new homes and have done this for 30 years.

How fitting it was that Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity celebrated its anniversary with an auction of repurposed doors turned into beautiful works of art.

Appropriately, the setting for the evening was ReSTORE, where gently used building materials, donated new furniture, extra lighting fixtures, area rugs and extra paint are sold to fund Habitat building projects.

Sampling catered offerings as they strolled through ReSTORE and visited with other guests, many of those who had volunteered for Habitat projects or were staff or board members heard more about the 147 local projects that combined homeowners-to-be providing sweat equity with the

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]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 04:20:24 -0700 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: CPCD guests kissed their brains to give kids a Head Start]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-cpcd-guests-kissed-their-brains-to-give-kids-a-head-start/article/1590758?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-cpcd-guests-kissed-their-brains-to-give-kids-a-head-start/article/1590758?custom_click=rss

Preschoolers can help with this one. Do a really good job ... kiss your brain. Learn the answer to a tough question ... kiss your brain. Someone's proud of you ... kiss your brain.

Kiss your fingertips, touch your head, you kissed your brain.

The 850 guests at CPCD's annual breakfast and a newly added cocktail reception on Nov. 2 happily planted red-lips stickers on their foreheads and kissed their brains as they raised more than $115,000 for Head Start programs to give low-income little ones a needed boost in their early education.

"In our business, it's all about the brain," said CPCD CEO/President Noreen Landis-Tyson, happily introducing her first grandson, baby Asher, whose development she is delighted to watch and

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