The Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs (CPACS) believes that offering individuals with CP and their families a place to experience community is just as important as the cerebral palsy resources we offer. Each family has their own story, but we are here for each other through every struggle and victory.
Our events fall into two main categories: fundraising and community building. Our fundraising events allow us to offer financial assistance to individuals and their families and host more community building events. Community building events are specifically hosted for individuals with special needs, their families, and other organizations in our community. These events are a great way to make friends within the CP community!
The Gems of Hope Awards is CPACS’s biggest fundraiser. Gems of Hope Award-nominees are individuals who have gone above and beyond for the special needs community. We accept community nominations for this award and hold a vote to decide on award recipients.
The Gems of Hope Awards gives us a place to celebrate and recognize these extraordinary individuals. We sell both individual tickets and entire tables to community members and hold a silent auction with donated prize baskets from local businesses. Previously, this event was held bi-yearly, but we plan to make it a yearly event.
We also partner with community establishments for our smaller fundraising events. A few times per year, we invite local companies to join us for a Whirlyball tournament. Each company puts together a team, and the team fees help support CPACS.
We love doing these types of events because they bring people together. People who have never met before can share appetizers, play a friendly game, and build relationships while supporting a good cause.
Community building events are focused on inclusion and family support for CP. We have big plans for our event calendar, including hosting a picnic in the park for all of the individuals and their families we serve. Other events that we hold include bowling nights and ice cream socials.
Just recently, we held our inaugural ice cream social! CPACS sponsored the event to make it free for everyone to come enjoy games, face painting, music, swag, and–most importantly–lots of ice cream!
CPACS also has close ties with the Cool C.A.T.S. (Children of All Types Succeeding), the only adaptive cycling team in Colorado for children.
Contact us with questions about upcoming events.