Colorado Grand makes donations to SLV organizations

VALLEY — This week, the Colorado Grand partnered with the Colorado State Patrol to issue checks to three San Luis Valley organizations. 

The Colorado Grand is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. The tour attracts entrants from around the world and always includes several 1920’s and 1930’s cars. 

The event is run with the cooperation of the Colorado State Patrol and in towns where they have lunch such as Saguache, Lake City, Walden, Paonia, Salida, Ridgway, Hotchkiss, and Meeker, spectators are invited to see the cars and meet their owners.

The Colorado Grand currently generates well over $400,000 annually for small Colorado charities and Western Slope towns as well as college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors in those towns. Cumulative donations since 1989 are over $6 million.

Checks were presented this week to Center for Restorative Programs (CRP) in Alamosa, Mountain Valley School Science Club in Saguache, and Valley Citizens Foundation for Healthcare in Del Norte. The total amount donated to the three organizations was $36,000.

To learn more about the Colorado Grand or the organizations receiving donations this week, visit the websites below.

Caption: Colorado State Patrol Troop 5B Commander - San Luis Valley Captain David Rollins, left, presents a donation from CSP and Colorado Grand to the Center for Restorative Programs represented by Luke Yoder, Paula Medina and Grantley Showalter./Courtesy photos

Mountain Valley School

Mountain Valley School Science Club in Saguache receives a boost from Colorado Grand and the Colorado State Patrol.

Rio Grande Hospital

Colorado Grand and the Colorado State Patrol present a donation to Valley Citizens Foundation for Healthcare in Del Norte. 

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