2017 Birding Festival

OPEN HOUSE AND FRBC BIRDING FESTIVAL FEATURES HAWKQUEST, RAFFLE, AND ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR ON SATURDAY May 13, 2017 FROM 9AM UNTIL 5PM. 

The Front Range Birding Company celebrates International Migratory Bird Day on May 13 this year. A full day of fun and events will take place at the Sagewood II Shopping Center, 10107 West San Juan Way, Suite 110 Littleton, CO 80127 (near the NW corner of Kipling and C-470 beside Texas Road House) from 9 am till 5 pm. The raptor conservation group, HawkQuest, is a featured attraction from 11 to 5 as they present a live Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Harris’s Hawk for display. You will be able to get up close and personal with each of these exquisite birds of prey. Their expert trainers will actually fly a Harris’s Hawk outdoors for all to see at 1 pm.

All during the day local artists will have their wares available at an outdoor crafts fair. It will be a great opportunity to find that perfect unique, handmade gift for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, or Graduation. In addition, local park rangers, CO Parks and Wildlife officials, and the Audubon Society of Greater Denver will man educational booths. Together they offer interesting and intriguing nature programs for both adults and children to enjoy.

The event also honors our community’s First Responder heroes. From Noon to 3 pm the West Metro Fire Department will attend with their huge Fire Truck. You will have the first rate opportunity to meet and greet our Denver firemen in person and thank them for their service.

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For a small contribution to The Jason Dahl Scholarship Foundation individuals can participate in a great raffle for a $500 Spotting Scope/Tripod combo donated by The Front Range Birding Company. This year a silent auction for the charity will also take place. The top auction item is a 1 hour jet airliner simulator ride and tour at United Airlines Flight Training Center! We also have Club Level Broncos tickets and great first base line Rockies tickets available in the auction.

Jason Dahl was the Captain of United Flight 93 on 9/11/2001. Jason was a Littleton/Ken-Caryl resident and an outstanding member of our local community. His story is well known for the brave acts he performed that fateful day almost 16 years ago. The foundation named for him raises money for scholarships at Denver’s Metro State.

This is the 13th year of the Front Range Birding Company Open House and an average of over $10,000 has been raised annually, all of which directly supports The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund. It is a blast to support the community and such a worthy non-profit organization. Learn more about the Dahl Fund by visiting www.dahlfund.org.

Come on out to the open house and enjoy all the festivities. Big discounts on food and beverages will be available at participating restaurants in the shopping center. Live bluegrass music will be on tap in the morning and afternoon. It promises to be a blast for the entire family!

Schedule of Events:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fair
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. HawkQuest!
1 p.m. Live flight of Harris’s Hawk
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Silent Auction for charities
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Spotting Scope/Tripod Raffle
Noon – 2 p.m. West Metro Fire Truck
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Live Bluegrass music
Location: Sagewood II Shopping Center
10146 West San Juan Way, Suite 110
(NW corner of Kipling and C-470)
Littleton, CO 80127
Contact: Tom Bush
The Front Range Birding Company
(303) 979-2473www.frontrangebirding.com

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Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2016 scholarship winners!

Scholarship WinnerSchoolYear
Blake MooreMetropolitan State Universitv of Denver2016
Connor RydlundMetropolitan State University2016
Isaac NjugunaSan Jose State University2016
Joseph FranklinSan Jose State University2016
Kenneth ArmijoArizona State University2016
Christopher WallSaint Louis University2016
Gerard CarlosEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott2016
Brittany DankoIndiana State University2016
Zachariah BatesKent State University2016
Jacob HoagCentral Washington University2016
Robert LindgrenWestminster College2016
Christopher DraperUtah Valley University2016
Colin GiffordPurdue University2016
Cole DillonWestern Michigan University2016
Alexandra RachkoMinnesota State University Mankato2016
Steven AndersonOklahoma State University2016
Jeffrey ZotterEastern Kentucky University2016
Yasmine Abu ArabOhio State University2016
Jacob CudaUniversity of North Dakota2016
Shavana JonesDelaware State University2016
Brian SkanronEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona2016
Mariya ReumLiberty University2016

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents A Celebration of Heroes Evening with United 232 Hero Captain Al Haynes – September 10, 2016 from 5-10 PM at The Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents A Celebration of Heroes Evening with United 232 Captain Al Haynes – September 10, 2016

All Gala proceeds to support the 9/11 funds established to honor the pilots of United 93 and 175 – Captain Jason M. Dahl, Captain Victor J. Saracini, First Officer LeRoy W. Homer, and First Officer Michael Horrocks.

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund will host a gala event from 5 to 10 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Join us in a celebration of the American spirit and a tribute to heroes in American aviation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in downtown Denver, Colorado. The gathering will bring together aviators past, present, and future as the Dahl Fund honors the heroes of 9/11/2001 while awarding the 2016 Jason Dahl scholarship recipients. The event promises to be a great opportunity for patriots, supporters, aviation enthusiasts, and pilots to meet and greet. Participants can catch up with old friends while making new ones. All will be able to honor the heroic efforts performed  by crew members from such flights like United 93 and United 175 (9/11/2001), United 232 (Sioux City, Iowa), and United 811 (Honolulu, HI).

Also get your reduced rate hotel room via https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CaptainDahl

Captain Al Haynes will be the featured speaker. CapAl Haynestain Haynes was at the controls when United Flight 232, while in-flight from Denver to Chicago, lost an engine and all hydraulic flight controls, forcing an emergency crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989.

Be on hand to meet Al Haynes and hear the epic tale he has. The entire Flight 232 crew will be the Dahl Fund’s honored guests. Some of the 2016 Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship recipients will also be in attendance, and you will have the opportunity to congratulate them as well. Each year the Dahl Fund awards aviation scholarships to bright young aspiring pilots in memory of Jason Dahl. Captain Dahl was the pilot  of United Flight 93 on 9/11/2001, and one of the heroes that prevented the terrorists from completing their attack on our nation’s capital that day.

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Dahl scholarship awards are determined by a 13 person board. The first award was granted to a Denver Metro student in February 2003. Since then the Dahl Fund has expanded offering scholarships nation-wide. In 2016 $32,000 in scholarships were awarded. To date almost $200,000 in aviation scholarships have been awarded to over 100 individuals from 26 different four year aviation degree school programs.

For more information on the fund or to make a donation visit www.dahlfund.org.

Individual donations can also be made to The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
9956 West Remington Place Unit A-10 Suite 93 Littleton, Colorado 80127.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

Live Entertainment from Spinphony Strings Quartet

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Evening schedule

– Cocktail time from 5-7 pm – Early arrivals have the opportunity to socialize and review silent auction items

– Live music from 6-7 pm – The fabulous Spinphony Strings Quartet will perform.

– Silent Auction from 6-10 pm

– Dinner from 7 to 8 pm

– Speaker hour from 8 to 9 pm

– Live Auction from 9 till?

Ticket price options

$93                  single               price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 93

$175                couple              price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 175

$811                table for 10      price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 811

$232         Al Haynes table      price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 232

 

Become a sponsor and help the future of aviation!

GOLD SPONSOR                          $2000

– Admission for 8 to the Gala

– Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

– Recognition in all  Event Communications

– Gala Event Signage and Program

SILVER SPONSOR                         $1000

– Admission for 6 to the Gala

– Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

– Recognition in all Event Communications

BRONZE SPONSOR                       $500

– Admission for 4 to the Gala

– Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

Also get your reduced rate hotel room via https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CaptainDahl

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2016 Birding Festival

12th Annual Open House and Craft Festival is this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, June 18th from 9am to 5pm at the Sagewood II Shopping Center (10146 West San Juan Way near the Texas Road House on the NW corner of Kipling and C-470). Festival events include:

  • HawkQuest!
  • Local Arts & Crafts
  • BBQ
  • Face Painting
  • Silent Auction with Broncos Tickets & More
  • Live Music
  • Memorial Antique Aircraft Flyover
  • West Metro Fire Trucks
  • Drawing for a $500 Spotting Scope, call for details

A portion of all sales support the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund.

Mark your calendars as this event is something you don’t want to miss!

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Thank You Heroes

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and We are all thinking about our military veterans and those who made so many sacrifices for our country.
We have many veterans in our lives at home, school and office. In addition, almost all of us have a family member or friend who is serving or has served in the military. For the loved ones of those who gave their lives while protecting our country, their sacrifice is never forgotten. On Memorial Day especially, take time to remember them as heroes and expressing our gratitude for what they’ve given to our nation.