Sixteen boys and girls from Sharon's Kids experienced a full day of thrill, adventure and just plain fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on May 5. This unique adventure included a tram to the top of Iron Mountain and tour of Colorado's largest showcave, thrilling alpine coaster rides, 4D motion theater, laser tag, and one full minute of sheer terror on the Giant Canyon Swing flying off the edge of Glenwood Canyon and swinging upside down, which was voted the scariest ride in North American last year.
This was made possible by the generosity of Steve Beckley, owner of the Adventure Park.
Sharon's Kids is a non-profit organization for underprivileged youth in Delta County organized by Sharon Riegel. Its mission is to help youth cultivate an awareness, understanding and appreciation for the natural world. The main focus is to send boys and girls ages 8-14 to the YMCA Camp Santa Maria near Bailey this summer. Attending camp will help build values and develop character by providing experiences that support growth and leadership skills that will help these children be happy and successful in the future. You'll see Sharon's Kids on the ski slopes and the hiking trails with smiles on their faces.
Boys and girls are nominated from two local mentoring groups of Partners and Families Plus, and the Crawford School.
Sharon's Kids has received contributions from the Cocker Kids Foundation ($500) and the Women's Peace Circle of the Hotchkiss Methodist Church ($500) as well as donations from the public. If you would like to help, contact Sharon Riegel at 921-3800.blog comments powered by Disqus