Vince Gill and Amy Grant at The Broadmoor Monday, July 28, 2008, Benefiting Challenge Aspen

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Monday night, July 28, The Broadmoor welcomes Challenge Aspen and friends, Grammy® Award winners Vince Gill and Amy Grant, to the world-class resort and home of the 2008 U.S. Senior Open.

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Vince and Amy are long-time friends and supporters of Challenge Aspen

Monday night, July 28, The Broadmoor welcomes Challenge Aspen and friends, Grammy® Award winners Vince Gill and Amy Grant, to the world-class resort and home of the 2008 U.S. Senior Open. The Monday evening festivities during U.S. Senior Open week, hosted by Vince and Amy and PGA Pro Fred Funk, will be an elegant, relaxed night filled with musical favorites, special guests, a delicious four-course meal with an open bar, and an auction of unique memorabilia and collectibles. All proceeds from the premier music and dinner event will benefit Challenge Aspen, providing year-round recreational, educational, cultural and competitive experiences for anyone with a disability, since 1995.

“The Broadmoor and Colorado Springs are honored to have the distinct privilege to host Vince Gill and Amy Grant, benefiting Challenge Aspen,” said Russ Miller, Director of Golf at The Broadmoor. “This community continues to champion charitable events and is appreciative to support and assist those with a disability who have the desire and needs to participate in recreational experiences. This will prove to be a memorable experience for all involved during the opening night of championship week for the 2008 U.S. Senior Open.”

Known for their individual talents as performers and songwriters, Vince Gill and Amy Grant are regarded as two of the music industry’s best-known humanitarians, golf enthusiasts and tireless supporters of Challenge Aspen. “Vince and Amy are long-time friends and supporters of Challenge Aspen,” says Houston Cowan, CEO and Co-Founder of Challenge Aspen. “The Broadmoor and U.S. Senior Open have presented us with a remarkable opportunity for Challenge Aspen to offer a truly landmark fundraising event, and we’re so honored to be a part of this kick-off event and so grateful to Amy and Vince for their ongoing contribution to Challenge Aspen,” Cowan adds.

Platinum ”Hole in One” Package Includes (Monday, July 28, 2008):

  •     Accommodation for Monday night
  •     Admission to the VIP pre-dinner reception with the artists at the Carriage Museum
  •     Dinner and concert (front-row table)
  •     U.S. Senior Open practice round spectator ticket for Monday
  •     and more!

Seating is limited, and a variety of event packages are available, ranging from the Platinum “Hole In One” Package at $2,500 per person or $25,000 per table of 10, based on double occupancy, to the Bronze “Par” Package at $300 per person for cocktails and the concert.

Information about available seating and packages:
http://www.challengeaspen.org/broadmoor or Geneva Templeton at 970-923-0578 ext 220

About Vince Gill and Amy Grant
Vince Gill has sold more than 22 million albums and earned 18 CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, with 19 Grammy® Awards to date (more than any male Country artist), including a brand new 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Country Album. An avid golfer, Vince helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (“The Vinny”) in 1993 in order to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee.

Amy Grant earned her place as bestselling Christian music artist of all time, with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. She is best known for her Grammy® Award winning contemporary Christian and pop music, and recently received acclaim as a New York Times Best Selling author on her first try, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far, which debuted at #25 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. As of 2007, Grant is a six-time Grammy® Award winner, 26-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner, a member of the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and was honored in 2006 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

About Fred Funk
Fred Funk is one of the most recognizable names and personalities in professional golf. He has both charmed and impressed galleries in a professional career spanning almost 20 years. Fred's career boasts many victories, including a 2005 victory at what most golfers deem the toughest playing field in professional golf, The Players Championship. Fred is also proud to have been a member of the 2003 and 2005 President's Cup, and the 2004 Ryder Cup. In addition, Fred is only the second player in PGA history to have won in both the regular and Senior PGA tours in the same year. Fred looks forward to continuing to play and remain competitive on both tours. Although he plays a very full schedule, he always finds time for charitable endeavors and speaking engagements.

About Challenge Aspen
Since 1995, Challenge Aspen has provided adaptive recreational and cultural opportunities to thousands of individuals with disabilities from around the world. Based in Aspen, Colorado, Challenge Aspen is an internationally established charitable organization. As a leader and innovator offering participants safe, expert instruction and the best competitive ski-racing and educational programs available in the world, Challenge Aspen also provides outstanding summer therapeutic art and drama camps to children with physical and cognitive disabilities. In addition, Challenge Aspen creates adaptive wilderness experiences and provides elite race training for Veterans with disabilities. Critical partnerships with sponsors like Aspen Skiing Co., combined with the generous support of the Founders’ Circle, National Council members and annual fund raisers, provide the funding necessary for Challenge Aspen to empower all participants through its outdoor and cultural experiences, regardless of financial status. For more information, visit http://www.challengeaspen.org.

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Challenge Aspen Contact:
Geneva Templeton
970.923.0578 (ext 220)
geneva @ challengeaspen.com

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