The 15th annual Challenge Aspen Gala & Golf Classic welcomed a new venue and headlining performer.
THE PARTY Since 1995, Challenge Aspen has provided incredible and meaningful opportunities to those facing cognitive and physical challenges. To continue that service, generous supporters to the nonprofit took the gondola ride up Aspen Mountain for its annual gala for a soiree at the Aspen Mountain Club. Day two was held on the picturesque Snowmass Golf Course, with not a cloud in sight. THE GUESTS Amanda Boxtel, Houston Cowan, Christine and Michael Morykwas, Todd Park Mohr THE HIGHLIGHTS Guests wined and dined in the members-only club as silent and live auctions ensued. Nineties rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters put on a memorable performance, sending guests into day two on a high note. Snacks and spirits were served at each hole to keep players fueled. Though the golf scramble didn’t repeat last year’s hole-in-one streak, Matt Deam, Mick Ward, Jake King and Chris Jones took home the winning trophy. -Muriel Perez
Gala photos by MarySue Bonetti; Golf photo by David Besnette