SNOW MAGAZINE pulled out all the stops in Aspen last night to present the inaugural SILVER RUSH Event and Gala to benefit the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Silver Rush was structured as a fast moving mobile cocktail party including 7 separate in-store events thorough-out down-town Aspen, topped off with a Gala party with dancing, drinks and a silent auction at The Baldwin Gallery.
Click 4 pix. SILVER RUSH
Donors, Olympians and well-heeled party guests were feted with food and drinks throughout the core provided by Aspen's finest restaurants. The night was warm and clear as Silver Rush patrons strolled through Aspen and mingled at their favorite retails stops including Caribou Club, Gorsuch, Buccellati, The North Face and others.
Olympic Champions Dawn Harper (reining 110 meter Hurdle Gold medalist) Evan Lysacek (reining Men's Olympic figure skating champion) and Nate Holland (2 time Olympic Snowboarder and 6-Time X games Gold medalist) took time out from their training to celebrate with a who's who of Aspen's glitterari and to raise money for the USOC.
There were a few of speeches and a wee bit of a fund-raising push from the USOC...but Silver Rush was a night filled with food, drinks, dancing and fun. Everyone had a blast. Snow Mag's Editor-in Chief David Gibson, Founder and Publisher Barbara Sanders and the entire staff including Daniel Swinford, Maggie Strassel and Julie Wilson put on an awesome soiree that went late into the night. Aspen socialites mingled with Olympic Athletes to create an atmosphere that can only be described at mountain town chic. "It was an extremely successful event" shared Sanders as the night wound down. "It was a beautiful crowd, I can't wait for next year" added Swinford. AspenSpin could see the wheels turning for a bigger, better Silver Rush next year.
Click the pix: SILVER RUSH.