Sink One for Mapleton


The Mapleton Education Foundation is gearing up for its third Annual Sink One for Success event to raise money for the Elaine T. Valente Opportunity


The fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Adventure Golf and Raceway, 9650 N. Sheridan Blvd. in Westminster.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for kids 4-12, kids under 4 have free admission. Tickets include a full day of unlimited miniature golf and go karts.

“Every year Mapleton students are invited to be part of some exciting academic and performing arts programs,” said Hilary Sontag, the foundation’s executive director.

“Part of the foundation’s mission is to make sure Mapleton students have the funds and support they need to take advantage of these unique opportunities.”

Mapleton students have enjoyed freebies — such as tickets to athletic and performing arts events hosted at home — thanks to the Opportunity Fund.

It also covers athletic waivers and fees for dozens of students who could not otherwise afford to participate in sports and for some students to attend exclusive science camps and invitation-only sports camps and tournaments.

“Education is not just about seeing, it is also about doing,” said Robin O’Dorisio, the foundation’s president. “This fund helps take learning beyond the classroom, truly removing any financial obstacles that stand in the way of Mapleton students and their dreams.”

The fund also provides schools with jump ropes, hula hoops, balls and other athletic equipment.

Last year’s Sink One for Success raised $12,000; officials are hoping to raise $15,000 this year.

Tickets are available at, enter event code Mapleton615.

If you pre-register, tickets will include dinner, which will be served between 5-8 p.m.

There are also sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, call 303-853-1033.

The Elaine T. Valente Opportunity Fund was started six years ago in honor of Elaine Theresa Gaccetta-Valente, a Welby native educated in Mapleton Public Schools and a county commissioner for 16 years.


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