Special Events

To help raise money for our important programs, the Gilpin County Education Foundation holds two events annually. Download the sponsorship form here: Gilpin Education Foundation Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank You to Our 2019 Event Sponsors!

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Scholarship Dinner – Saturday, March, 16, 2019 * 6:00pm


This year’s dinner will be held at the Ameristar Resort & Casino in Black Hawk, CO. We’d like to thank the Ameristar for generously helping underwrite some of the costs of the dinner.

Location: Ameristar Resort & Casino, 111 Richman St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Tickets: We are currently sold out. Thank you to everyone who is planning to join us this weekend.

Program: Your ticket or sponsorship includes a 3-course dinner (including salad, entree, and dessert), plus wine with dinner. All guests are included in a door prize drawing for many great items donated by local businesses. You’ll also hear from past scholarship recipients about how they used their scholarships to pursue their college careers.

John Bandimere Jr. is the second generation owner and operator of Thunder Mountain. The Bandimere Speedway has been entertaining millions with drag racing since 1958. They also sponsor the Race to Read program every year. Join us and hear about John’s entrepreneurial spirit and successful family business.

(All dietary restrictions will be met, please email gilpinfoundation@gmail.org with special requests.)

Scholarships: All money raised from the annual Scholarship Dinner is granted to graduating seniors attending post-secondary school (university, technical school, or community college). Since 2012, we have given out $24,500 in scholarships to Gilpin County students.

Colorado Mammoth Lacross Community Night – Saturday, March 23 @ 7pm – Pepsi Center

Have fun watching the Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse team while supporting your school. A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated back to Gilpin County Schools.

Tickets are discounted ($10 Upper/$15 or $20 Lower). Introduce your kids to a fun new sport and enjoy a night out.

Buy tickets here: https://mammoth.ksetickets.com/GilpinSchools

Denver Nuggets Community Night – Sunday, March 31 @ 6pm – Pepsi Center

The Denver Nuggets are sponsoring a Community Night to support the Gilpin County Education Foundation. A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated back to Gilpin County Schools.

Tickets are discounted ($44 for lower level and $20 for upper level) and every purchase includes a hat and VIP court side access before the game.

Buy tickets here: https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/Gilpin331

Golf Tournament – TBA

The 2018 tournament was the largest ever with over 80 golfers. We raised nearly $20,000! Thank you to everyone who came out to play and support the Foundation!

Location: Evergreen Golf Course, 29614 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439


  • 7:00 am Registration
  • 8:00 am Shotgun Start: 4 Player Scramble
  • 12:00 pm Lunch, Awards, Door Prizes

Costs: Individual Registration is $125 per person. Registration forms will be available soon.

Fee includes:

  • Green Fees for 18-holes
  • Golf Cart
  • Lunch
  • Awards for flight winners
  • Goodie Bag
  • Prizes for Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, etc.

If you have any questions about either of our events, please contact us:


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