In The Community
A key corporate value of BSTG is giving back to the community supporting health, cancer research, military charities, the Arts, and other local events. The BSTG family works throughout the year supporting important community activities and events by donating time and funding. 2014 saw BSTG companies supporting the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs benefiting local military families within the greater Pikes Peak Region. Braxton also participates in Cowgirls & Cocktails, a rodeo fundraiser whose proceeds go to supporting El Paso County breast cancer patients and survivors. We were pleased to have presented Cowgirls & Cocktails with donation checks in 2012, 2013, and 2014 at their annual June event.
BSTG partners with the Colorado Springs Conservatory to raise scholarship money for performing arts students and Koats 4 Kids. In 2013, Braxton employees not only made a monetary donation but also donated over 75 new and used coats, which provided local elementary students with coats for the winter.
Braxton also supports U.S. Warriors Outdoors, a Colorado headquartered charity whose mission is to enable wounded war veterans and heroes with opportunities to get back to the outdoors and reconnect them with their hunting dreams and passions. Braxton not only contributed financially, but also sponsored a fishing trip.
Other community events BSTG sponsors: CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures, IMAGE Golf Tournament, Tee Up for Life, CSBJ Book of Lists, Boy Scouts of America, Peak Art Fund, Veteran’s Day Parade, Colorado Space Business Roundtable, Space Symposium – Family Day, several 5K races throughout the year, USAFA Wing Open Boxing, Designated Driver, and more.
To learn more about these charities, see below:
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a Colorado Springs tradition since 1937, showcasing the top rodeo talent and action, while providing wholesome entertainment for the Pikes Peak community to enjoy. Spencer Penrose, an avid sportsman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, founded the Rodeo and in 1938, presented the “House that Spec built” – the 10,000-seat Will Rogers Stadium across from the Broadmoor Hotel. The name was changed to the Spencer Penrose Stadium after his death in 1939, and the Rodeo continued in that location, under the guidance of community leaders committed to Penrose’s legacy.
Cowgirls & Cocktails
Bring together lots of ladies dressed in pink, the opportunity to shop some great vendors, the wild action of a live auction featuring unique art, jewelry, western collectibles — then add in delightful cocktails and delicious ‘eats’, and you’ve got Cowgirls & Cocktails.
CO Springs Conservatory
The Conservatory contributes extensively by offering enlightened and inspired programming to thousands in our community and beyond. Through music appreciation workshops, Jazz Nites, student and faculty performances, and community outreach, CSC is truly a hub of cultural activity.
US Warriors Outdoors
U.S. Warriors Outdoors, a tax-exempt 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, was created to enable Wounded Warrior Veterans, opportunities to get back to the outdoors and provide these Men and Women reconnections with their hunting dreams and passions.
Catalyst Campus is a collaborative work and education environment slated to open next summer in downtown Colorado Springs. The Catalyst Campus will work hand-in-hand with local colleges and companies to create an educational component designed to bridge the gap between demand and workforce readiness.
CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures, IMAGE Golf Tournament, Tee Up for Life, CSBJ Book of Lists, Boy Scouts of America, Peak Art Fund, Veteran’s Day Parade, Colorado Space Business Roundtable, Space Symposium – Family Day, several 5K races throughout the year, USAFA Wing Open Boxing, Designated Driver, and more.