The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club hosted their 4th annual Hall of Fame Dinner at Aspen’s T Lazy 7 Ranch in early December, 2014. Current athletes, alumni, families, long-time locals, and donors came out of the woodwork to celebrate AVSC’s missions and to commemorate a handful of people who have made lasting impressions on The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.
Along with two other individuals, the Aspen-based non-profit organization honored the Hoff family, including Aspen Rent All’s Beth Hoff Blackmer. David and Ruthie Hoff have been instrumental examples of generosity and commitment. In their likeness, Beth Hoff Blackmer—Aspen Rent All‘s Owner/CEO—and her siblings continue to put a precedent on giving back to this phenomenal community in Aspen, Colorado. AVSC dubbed the Hoffs a “legacy” family as they inducted them into the Hall of Fame.
Guests enjoyed enjoyed dinner, wine, and music at the iconic T Lazy Ranch while honoring the Hoff family as well as Jack Brendlinger and Craig Ward, the other two AVSC Hall of Fame inductees. And, all proceeds from the evening went to AVSC.
Throughout the evning Ruthie and David Hoff talked about how this ski club was the at the core of the community back in the 60s and continues to be to this day. There were 80 athletes back then and over 2,300 participate today!
The Hoff family has 50 years of involvement with AVSC, and all three Hoff children—Beth, Harve, and Ted—participated as athletes with AVSC while their parents volunteered at races, and David was a board member. Since 1995, Aspen Rent All’s Beth Hof Blackmer has been involved as a board member, a member of the latest campaign steering committee, and the chair of the Alumni Association. In addition, Aspen Rent-All has been providing any equipment needs for the club “pro bono” since 2000.
For those who don’t know, the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club is a local non-profit organization committed to providing the Roaring Fork Valley’s youth an “opportunity to excel as athletes and as people through winter sports.” Countless children growing up in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and beyond have been exposed to winter sports, taught how to ski or ride, and giving a life-long passion to be outdoors and adventurous thanks to AVSC. While AVSC has churned out a lot of Olympians and X Gamers, the more important and celebrated fact is that AVSC creates passionate, conscientious, and caring people since the organization inception in 1937. Generations of families in the Roaring Fork Valley have been positively impacted thanks to the Aspen Valley Ski Club.
For more information about the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard club, visit www.teamavsc.org.
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