Buddy Pair Activities

X Games
Wednesday, January 23rd 
5:30 pm-7:30 pm   
Meet at base of Buttermilk inside Bumps lobby
ESPN has arranged an exclusive front row seat for Buddy Pairs on the eve of the 2019 Winter X Games. Pairs will be up close and personal with celebrity athletes who will do a Q&A with our Buddy Pairs, participate in an athlete autograph-signing, and Buddies can watch the athletes practicing for their events from our slope-side VIP area!
A pizza dinner will be provided.
This popular activity fills up every year.  
RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot! 

Please RSVP ASAP and by Thursday, January 17th




Ski/Snowboard Day
Sunday, March 10th
Buttermilk Mountain
9:00 meeting time*

 (*If you do not require a pass or equipment, you may arrive 

at your leisure and meet us for lunch)
Hit the slopes with the Buddies!  Talk to your Buddy about skiing or snowboarding together!  Ski lessons will be provided for kids who have never skied before or are beginners and all Buddies will receive rental equipment and a ski pass for the day (if needed)
Buddies will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Bumps!
Please RSVP by Friday, February 2nd after
you have checked with your Buddy to see if he/she needs a pass, equipment and/or lesson


Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
THIS Friday, January 11th
6:30 pm
Wheeler Opera House
Calling all animal lovers! The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! Popovich, a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country, and has transformed them into stars!
Please confirm with your Buddy before requesting tickets for this show, as tickets will be purchased as soon as RSVP is received.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Saturday, February 16th  
7:30 pm
Aspen District Theater
Enjoy this special one-night-only performance of fan favorites from ASFB’s repertoire. This varied program features the jazz-inspired Tuplet, Swedish phenom Alexander Ekman’s multi-media exploration of rhythm; Cherice Barton’s Eudaemonia, a touching choreographic search for happiness; and acclaimed dance maker Jorma Elo’s electric 1st Flash. These audience-tested ballets have been performed the world over to rousing acclaim and now ASFB is bringing them home to light up the winter!
RSVP to request tickets no later than Thursday, February 3rd
Gingerbread House Kits
Did you miss our Gingerbread House Events?
We have a couple Gingerbread House Kits available.
RSVP to reserve one to decorate with your Buddy!
First come, first served. 

Get your selfie sticks ready!



Buddy Facebook Photo Contest 
In celebration of
National Mentoring Month!
 Contest runs January 1st-January 31st
  • Post a Facebook photo of you & your Little Buddy together and tag the Buddy Program
  • Ask your friends to “like” your photo
  • The Buddy Pair with the most “liked” photo will win a $50 gift card for a local restaurant of your choice, so you and your Buddy can go to dinner!
  • Winner will be notified on February 8, 2019




Does your Buddy need a bike?
We have the opportunity to provide a couple bikes to Buddies who do not have one.  

If you know that your Buddy needs a bike, please click the link below or reach out to your case manager  
by the end of January.   
(Please keep in mind that unfortunately we will not be able to honor all requests.)  
Buddy Dinner Deal
343 Main St.  Carbondale
Thanks to the amazing generosity of the Phat Thai owners and management, Buddy Pairs are invited to dine together there FREE once per year.  Please use the sign-up below to reserve a spot during a particular week-any evening except Friday please.  You are required to reserve a spot through this sign-up in order to go for dinner with your Buddy. Please note that Phat Thai DOES request you to make a reservation. Kindly call and make a reservation, noting that you are with the Buddy Program.
Buddies will be given a $50 allowance for dinner (including tax and tip) and the restaurant has prepared a fun worksheet for Buddies to complete while they dine which teaches how to figure tax & tip. This is a wonderful opportunity not only to enjoy some wonderful ethnic food together, but also to model important life skills regarding dining. Along those lines, please encourage your Buddy to write a thank you note to the restaurant afterwards!
Please email Stacy to request a reservation:
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**Please note this is for dinner only and the restaurant has requirements regarding reservations, tipping, etc. So that we may preserve this valuable partnership and continue to offer this amazing perk to our Buddy Pairs, please do adhere to the restaurant’s guidelines noted above and write a thank you note to the restaurant together with your Buddy.
Want a great website which has up-to-date listings of local events, restaurants, activities suitable for kids??
Very SPECIAL offers everyday
just for Buddy Pairs:
Don’t forget about all of the discounts offered only to Buddy Pairs!  Click below to view our discount list.
***Remember*** all listed activities are free of charge! Please respond PROMPTLY for these activities –space is limited.
Please keep in mind our policy of NEW Buddy Pairs attending 3 activities during their 1st year and at least 1 activity during subsequent years.
If necessary, please call to cancel so we can accommodate those on the wait list.
The Buddy Program Inc.’s cancellation policy for all Community Buddy Program sponsored activities is as follows: Buddy Pairs will give 48 hours notice of cancellation.  Failing to cancel or canceling less than 48 hours before
the scheduled activity may result in revoking privileges to attend
sponsored activities in the future and will be given further assessment.
To view pictures of past Buddy Pair Activities:
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