Events

Join us by being a volunteer or guest at our annual events!  Have fun and raise money for education, health, and financial stability:

Charity Golf Classic
This event is typically held in July each year.  In 2016, it will be on July 22.  Enjoy 18 holes of golf, a great lunch, plus prizes in a beautiful setting.  This is a joint effort between United Way of Southwest Colorado and Durango High Noon Rotary Club. 2016 will be our 21st year for this great event!  Thanks to Wells Fargo for being our Major Contributor year after year!

 

United Way Archuleta County Golf Tournament
This event will be held in June 2016.  Enjoy a round of golf at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club and then enjoy lunch and prizes with fellow golfers.  We are currently seeking a title sponsor for the 2016 event - please contact us 970-247-9444!

San Juan Brewfest
2016 will be the 18th year for the San Juan Brewfest - Southwest Colorado's major beer tasting event!  August 27, 2016 - 50 awesome breweries will share their creations in Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango.  This festival features great music on the stage, delicious local food, and a major beer competition.  Some say this is one of the most fun events in Durango all year (and Durango is a fun place!).  We thank Chevron for being a title sponsor for many years.  Volunteers receive free entry into the event.  Contact us at 247-9444.

 

Thirsty Thirteen Half-Marathon
First National Bank of Durango is sponsoring a great race to get your heart pumping.  The Thirsty Thirteen run takes place in the morning before the San Juan Brewfest.  Do something good for yourself and then refuel at the United Way San Juan Brewfest!

 

United Way Radiothon
The Radiothon is an all-day, live radio auction broadcast on Four Corners Broadcasting stations.  This event takes place the first Friday after Labor Day each year.  It will be on September 9 in 2016.  Donate items to be auctioned off, bid on great items, and volunteer to help answer phones that day.  The broadcast is from Ska Brewing in Bodo Park, Durango and it is the largest single-day fundraiser we hold.  Join the fun!  For more informaiton, contact radiothon@unitedway-swco.org.

Day of Caring
We can set up volunteer work projects for your or your team.  Projects include things like yardwork, painting, inventory, and more.  If you would like to submit or adopt a project, please contact us at 970-247-9444.

 


Taste of the Seasons
The Thursday after Thanksgiving is a special day each year at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in Dolores.  That is when they hold the annual Taste of the Seasons event.  The pointsettias will get you in the holiday spirit and the food and wine will delight your tastebuds!  Buy your tickets early as this event tends to sell out.  Call 970-882-2635 for more information.

 

Day of Action
Periodically we will declare a "day of Action" in one of our community impact areas:  health, education, and self-reliance.  In March 2014, we held a Day of Action for health, where participants made one-day health pledges to increase healthy behaviors.  be on the lookout for more Days of Action to come!