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Fundraiser To Benefit Partners in Routt County


Help support current and future mentoring partnerships between Routt County youth and super awesome adult volunteers from our community.  The 8th annual Java & Jazz fundraiser benefiting Partners in Routt County is Friday, September 5th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Larson Barn.  Enjoy an evening of good company, great coffee, food, wine, and specialty drinks, plus an incredible silent auction and live music from the Mark Rasmussen Jazz Quartet.  Tickets are $50 for 1 and $80 for 2 and can be purchased at the Partners office in Sundance Plaza, on the Partners website, or at the door.  For more information about the event please visit or call 879-6141.


One evening a year locals and visitors gather to support youth mentoring program in the Yampa Valley. This year Partners in Routt County (Partners) hosts its signature fundraising event, Java & Jazz on September 5, 2014 at the Larson Barn from 5:30-8:30 pm.

“Java & Jazz is the fundraising heart and soul of Partners,” said Michelle Petix, executive director of the organization. “It is the only event we host, and is the greatest opportunity for us to raise money to support the strategic goals of our One-to-One and School-Based Mentoring programs, as well as raise awareness about what Partners does in our community.”

Java & Jazz features local coffee vendors including Steamboat Coffee Roasters, Mountain Brew and Steaming Bean for an evening of coffee tasting and live music from Mark Rasmussen and his jazz quartet. Food, wine, and specialty drinks are also included along with an impressive silent auction featuring items from local businesses and companies such as Catamount Golf Club, Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat Flyfisher, and Old Town Hot Springs, as well as restaurant, spa, and vacation packages, sporting event tickets and athletic equipment.

Tickets to the 2014 Java & Jazz are $80 for two or $50 for one, and can be purchased on the Partners website, at their office in Sundance Plaza, or at the event. The signature fundraising event will take place at the Larson Barn, located on Highway 131 between Steamboat and Stagecoach, adjacent to Haymaker Golf Course.

“Every year we look forward to meeting new friends and reconnecting with supporters, who are the foundation of the Partners organization and understand the worth of investing in the youth of our community,” said Petix. “Not only is this is a fundraiser, but it’s our opportunity to thank volunteers, supports and donors past, present and hopefully future.” “We are grateful to all of our event sponsors, especially this year’s presenting sponsor, the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.”

Partners in Routt County has been serving youth in Hayden, Oak Creek, and Steamboat Springs for seventeen years by facilitating partnerships between adult volunteers and youth. PRC works with mentors to build self-esteem and increase school bonding in children, while reducing the level of drug use and delinquency. Last year, through one-to-one and school based mentoring programs, PRC reached over 600 youth in Routt County.

Supporters who are unable to attend this year’s annual fundraising event can still support local youth by making a tax-deductible donation. For more information on donations and Java & Jazz please visit or contact Michelle Petix at, or 879-6141 ext 302.



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