Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports receives $4,000 Reeve Foundation grant

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Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, received a $4,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 76 grants totaling almost $427,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers, according to a news release. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,131 grants totaling more than $16 million since 1999.

STARS will use the grant for helping to purchase tents and an additional hand-cycle for use during its summer day programs and overnight camps, the release states. STARS programs begin in June and run through late August and include biking, kayaking, hiking, archery, waterskiing, swimming, tennis and overnight camps for children and adults with disabilities. Programs are open to locals and guests who are visiting Steamboat Springs.

“We are very proud to have received this grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation,” STARS Executive Director Julie Taulman said in the release. “To receive support from this well renowned nonprofit helps to confirm that STARS is on the right track and the funding will help us to continue to provide needed programs for our clients with disabilities.”

STARS’ mission is to empower and enrich lives through adaptive recreational sports. For more information, visit www.steamboatstars.com.

Steamboat police hosts facility tours on Thursdays

The Steamboat Springs Police Department will hosts tours of the downtown facility, 840 Yampa St., at 2 p.m. Thursdays in March beginning Thursday, March 7. The tours are designed to provide community members an opportunity to view the current facility and help assess the needs for a more effective and functional building. A survey will be conducted at the end of the tour. For more information, contact Chief Joel Rae at 970-879-1144 or joelrae@steamboatsprings.net.

Deadline to register for baby-sitting class Thursday

An American Red Cross baby-sitting class for middle school students is from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays from March 12 to May 7. Participants will learn the business of babysitting, child development, and correct techniques for playing with, holding, changing and feeding infants, toddlers and children. The class also will include infant and child CPR and first aid. The $100 registration fee includes snacks, American Red Cross training materials and supplies. The registration deadline is 5:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information or to register, visit www.steamboatsprings.net/rec or the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway, or call 970-879-4300.

South Routt Early Learning Center to host screenings

South Routt Early Learning Center will host cognitive, motor, speech, hearing and vision screenings Monday and Tuesday. Preschool registration also will take place. Call 970-638-1065 to make an appointment.

Sign up for Teens on Tour trip by 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Registration is open for the Teens on Tour overnight trip to Denver on March 14 and 15. The program is for teens in sixth through eighth grades and includes shopping at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, swimming at Holiday Inn Select Cherry Creek, three games of laser tag at Laser Quest and rock climbing at Rock’n and Jam’n Indoor Climbing Facility. The $100 cost covers transportation, activity fees, dinner March 14, breakfast and lunch March 15 and hotel accommodations. Participants must bring a sack lunch for March 14. Register at www.steamboatsprings.net/rec or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway. The deadline to register is 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 970-879-4300 for more information.

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