An excuse to pig out

Partners fundraiser benefits county mentoring program

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Pig Out 4 Partners fundraiser for Partners in Routt County

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tap House Sports Grill, 729 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs
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— Dave Daggett believes, as co-owner of a business in Steamboat Springs, it is his responsibility to help other residents of Routt County.

On Wednesday, The Tap House, which is owned by Daggett and Gary Saxe, will be holding an event called Pig Out 4 Partners. Ten percent of proceeds raised from Wednesday's sales between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. will be given to Partners in Routt County, a nonprofit organization that benefits children ages 7 to 17.

"It's a great cause," Daggett said. "I think it's good to give a little bit back to the community."

Pig Out 4 Partners started in the fall with a fundraiser at The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.

Partners program manager Melissa Calhoon said Partners is looking forward to Wednesday's event at The Tap House.

"The goal is to diversify funding," Calhoon said. "That's huge for nonprofits."

Partners will have a table set up from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Tap House, so anyone wanting more information on the countywide program is encouraged to stop by and meet Partners officials, Calhoon said.

"It's a good way for the community to see what we are all about," she added.

Calhoon said Partners is still looking for two businesses interested in becoming sponsors for Pig Out 4 Partners events in the future.

Partners is a nonprofit organization in Routt County that pairs adult volunteers in one-on-one partnerships with kids "who could use more support and an additional positive role model," Calhoon said.

Senior partners range in age from high school seniors to

retirees. The senior and junior partners are encouraged to spend several hours together weekly.

"We match the kids with what senior partner matches with them," Calhoon said. "We joke in our office that we are like match.com."

In addition to one-on-one mentorships, Partners places mentors in Routt County's three public middle schools. The school-based mentors work with middle school students on a variety of things during the school day. Next year, Partners wants to return to two mentors in each middle school, which will require additional funding.

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