Ascendigo Blue Aspen (formerly Light It Up Blue Aspen)
Name: Ascendigo Blue Aspen (formerly Light It Up Blue Aspen)
Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM MST
THE 7TH ANNUAL ASCENDIGOBLUE ASPEN autism benefit event will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Belly Up in downtown Aspen. Hosted at the height of Aspen’s winter season over the busy President’s Day Weekend, Ascendigo Blue Aspen is the signature fundraising event of Ascendigo Autism Services. This grand evening anchors an exciting weekend of festivities. Formerly known as Light It Up Blue Aspen, Ascendigo Blue Aspen has been renamed to bring more awareness to Ascendigo and its mission — to raise both awareness and much-needed funds to assist families and children on the autism spectrum in the Roaring Fork Valley and western Colorado communities. All proceeds from Ascendigo Blue Aspen (ABA) directly benefit these programs through its beneficiary, Ascendigo. DAY: Vertical Blue, Autism Awareness Day at Aspen Highlands features a full day of festivities in the base area including an Ascendigo Autism Services booth, après ski party with DJ entertainment, prize drawings and give-aways with ABA pro athletes and celebrities. NIGHT: ABA turns the Belly Up Aspen blue for a lively reception style evening of fundraising, delectable food & beverage stations, live concert, photo-booth, VIP gift bags and more. Guests will be able to bid on fabulous one-of a kind live auction experiences and luxury raffle items. The evening will kick off with a VIP reception offering sponsors and VIP guests a chance to mingle with athletes, musicians and celebrity guests. Last year’s guests included Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cheryl Hines, Dr. Jennifer Berman of CBS’s “The Doctors”, and World Class Ski Mountaineer Chris Davenport. Previous special guests and Olympic athletes Bode Miller and Jonny Mosely skied with Ascendigo kids and live auction experience winners over the weekend. This years special guests are soon to be announced! Entertainment — ABA will feature acclaimed Los Angeles based R&B band, Vintage Trouble, who have wowed audiences across the globe by opening for the Rolling Stones, The Who, AC/DC and the Dixie Chicks, and have played sold-out headline shows worldwide. Don’t miss this amazing evening and one of the best parties of the winter season in Aspen!