Colorado Outward Bound School Black Tie and Tennis Shoes
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Mile High Station
2027 Old West Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Each year, Colorado Outward Bound School and our community come together to support and celebrate our students and our mission through the Black Tie and Tennis Shoes gala. This year, on October 25th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Mile High Station in Denver, we are thrilled to host Peter Metcalf in a discussion about choosing to lead. For more than 20 years, Peter Metcalf, Founder and long-time former CEO/President of Black Diamond, Pioneer Alaskan Alpinist and lifetime climber, has been an advocate and leader in public policy formulation relative to our public lands, recreation and quality of life issues, exemplifying what it means to be an active citizen. Last year with legendary climber and adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer, we talked about living a life of “No Barriers,” and the tenacity it takes to challenge possibility. This year, our journey continues as we discuss how we can channel this tenacity and leadership, and translate it into action in service of our community. As the public lands discussion continues, COBS is ever aware of our role as environmental educators and stewards, and the importance of protecting these lands. The wilderness classroom is critical to our students’ development, to COBS as an institution, and to the outdoor community at large. It is through these public lands that we create lifelong lessons tied to our five tenets, and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. In addition to the keynote presentation, this year’s event will include a student speaker, a silent and live auction, opportunities to directly support our scholarship students, time to catch up with new friends and old, food, drinks and much, much more. We hope to see you there!