The event, organized by Mikayla Houser, whose twelve-year-old son has autism, was hatched while Houser and a few friends were hanging out at a local watering hole. I wanted to figure out a way to raise money for Autism Speaks, and a bunch of us were brainstorming ideas at a bar. Someone suggested an 80s-costume, ski-themed party, and we all thought, Yeah, that would be fun, so we ran with it, says Houser.
Heres how it works: Flakes (people) form snowballs (teams), and for $35 per person, stumble through five Golden ice holes Table Mountain Grill, Ace-Hi Tavern, Golden City Brewery and Blue Canyon Bar & Grill where theyll down pitchers of beer before heading to a wrap-up party at the Buffalo Rose for a costume contest and live music from the Raygunomics, an 80s cover band. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Street, and the crawling gets under way at 1 p.m. To register your balls, or to purchase tickets, visit www.snowballpubcrawl.com or dial 720-877-7543.
Sat., March 6, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., 2010