SKSF Past Events

3/12/16: Bowlathon 2016 – It’s a Wrap!


(left to right) Linda Ellegard, Staci Bills & Lisa Kalell

What a wonderful and FUN fundraising event!  Our 7th Annual Bowl-A-Thon 2016 held at King Pin Lanes on Saturday, March 12th was a great success!  Everyone who attended had a great time bowling, laughing, showing their green and raising funds for SKSF Zach’s Place Program.  Drawing prizes were awarded throughout the event and prizes were given in several categories including “Most Gutter Balls.”

Thanks to our STRIKE $1,000 sponsor NuStar Energy, in addition to our other sponsors: Greiner Electric, Vinton Law Firm, Berwick Electric, Blazer Electric, CIA Leavitt Insurance, Simple CPR, Warren Management Group, Academy Bank, Biggs Kofford, and Williams Body & Paint who were recognized on Facebook, in the program, over the PA, with banners at the event and in on our E-News.  Bowlers raised funds through pledges and participants made donations.  In total, over $5,000 was raised to support Zach’s Place and ensure that SKSF can continue to provide respite and child care services to our region for families of children with disabilities.

Thanks to these businesses that donated prizes to our drawing: Bambino’s Pizzeria, Bronco Billy’s Casino, Skirted Heifer, Denver Botanical Gardens, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, I Top It Yogurt, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Mason Jar, Pure Bouldering Gym, Santa’s Workshop, Trader Joe’s, Olive Garden, Pizza Rustica, Little Monkey Bizness, Brakes Plus, Cost Cutters, Warren Management, Skate City, King Pin Lanes, Fox SOCO and Seven Two Partners for donating 4 tickets to the Denver Nuggets game.


8/14/15: 1st Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival

FUND_BBQ_2015_Participation_banner_8.12.15Thanks to everyone that came out to the SKSF’s 1st Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews event.  We were rained out this year but over 300 people attended considering the stormy evening and over $5000 was raised to help us purchase the building on Granby Circle for a permanent Zach’s Place!!

WITH SPECIAL THANKS! We’d like to thank our sponsors that made this event possible along with the awesome bands that donated and volunteered their time!  Thanks to the vendors that supplied such awesome food and drinks.  Our volunteers went above and beyond and we couldn’t have pulled this event off without you!!


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Thanks so much to volunteers Craig and Kim Sommer for organizing the Parking Lot Sale Extravaganza held on Saturday, 9/19/15.  They were instrumental in putting it all together along with many other wonderful hard working volunteers and SKSF staff. We raised over $1200 for the Zach’s Place Capital Campaign – not bad for cleaning out our closets!

All proceeds from the sale of this event helped fund Zach’s Place Capital Campaign to help purchase the program’s building at 4795 Granby Circle.  Zach’s Place is a respite care and child care facility for children with special needs.  Families with special needs children depend on the loving care their children receive at Zach’s Place, which has served the Colorado Springs community for over 15 years.

10/10/15: NIGHT OF COMEDY – SKSF’s Signature 4th Annual Event


Thank you everyone for coming out & participating in SKSF’s 4th Annual Night of Comedy event to benefit Zach’s Place program.  It was the best event ever with such a great turnout of guests – we greatly appreciate the support from our community!

We’d like to thank Jon Karroll, KRDO NewsChannel 13 News Anchor for coming out to Emcee our event, our wonderful sponsors and all the hardworking volunteers, SKSF staff and Board Members that took the time to make this such a successful event!

Thanks to our 2015 sponsors!

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Mortgage Solutions Financial

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Nursing & Therapy Services of Colorado, NuStar Energy, Peoples Bank
GOLD SPONSORS: Koscove Metal, RPS Healthcare
SILVER SPONSORS: Warren Management Group
BRONZE SPONSORS: BKD, Fillmore Veterinary Hospital, BM&M Brokerage
PATRON SPONSORS: CARS (Colorado Restoration Services), Berwick Electric, CIA Leavitt Insurance Agency, Peak Petroleum Testing Services, Inc., US Bank Southern Colorado Region
MEDIA SPONSORS: The Colorado Springs Gazette, ABC KRDO NewsChannel 13

11/1-12/31/15: INDY GIVE!


During the 2015 Indy Give!, which runs from 11/1-12/31 of every year, the campaign raised over ONE MILLION dollars with over 6,000 donors giving to 88 organizations.

Special Kids Special Families is proud to be participating in this campaign in 2015.  With 78 donors giving to SKSF, we ranked 17 out of the 88 non-profits raising $17,943 to support our programs. In addition to these individuals donations, we raised $5,400 in matching grants from: Dan & Diana Nagel, Dusty and Kathy Loo Fund, El Pomar Foundation, SKSF Board of Directors, Davey Coach Sales, and friends of SKSF.  

We’d like to thank all of our donors and matching grantors, along with the Indy Give! campaign and community supporters.  We are excited to put these funds to good use at our Zach’s Place program for children with disabilities and their families to help raise awareness and support families with respite and childcare.