We are excited to celebrate our 11th Annual Base Camp Bash to benefit the Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 5 – 9pm at the Posner Center: 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205.


Base Camp BashThe Base Camp Bash is our main fundraising event and annual excuse to get together, have fun, eat local food from Snooze, local beer from Great Divide, drink great wine, enjoy live music, and bid on fabulous silent auction items, trips, unique experiences, and date nights from the best local businesses and restaurants. The Base Camp Bash helps raise the critical funds we need each year to connect students to the outdoors and empower them to take action to improve their schools, the community, and the environment for future generations. Stay tuned, tickets will go on sale soon!

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VIP PartyTo kick off the Base Camp Bash, we are hosting an exclusive VIP Party at Posner Center from 5:00pm – 6:00pm sharp for individuals and businesses that support the Cottonwood Institute at one of the following VIP levels: $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000. Snooze will feature a few of its unique cocktails using locally sourced ingredient and spirits. Base Camp BashThe cocktails will be paired with local appetizers and treats prepared by amazing local restaurants, including, PB Love, and Cake Crumbs. The whole evening will be tantalizing for the taste buds for sure! We are expecting 150 people to attend the VIP Party and this is a great opportunity to network with the movers and shakers of Denver.

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Base Camp Bash 2013We have been working hard to put together some amazing silent and live auction items, including a 7-night ski trip at a private penthouse suite in Whistler, B.C., a 7-night stay at a private home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a 3-night stay at a private cottage at Swanson Vineyards, in Napa, CA, and more! Click below and check back often to see our growing list of adventurous auction items:

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Andy SethWe are also excited to invite back Andy Seth, our “Accidental Auctioneer.” Andy is an award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community leader. He co-founded LotusGroup Advisors, is an angel investor in in the US and Costa Rica, and is Board Chairman of Minds Matter in Denver, CO. Andy graduated from Boston College and Culver Military Academy in Indiana. He is also a graduate of Leadership Denver 2013.


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