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2021 Aether Games

September 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am


for an in person event!


Join us on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 11am to 4pm for our IN PERSON 5th Annual Aether Games!

Pre-party at Aether Apparel in Aspen on Thursday, September 16. More details to come.

After party at Aspen Pie Shop on Saturday, September 18. More details to come!


Field day…ah the memories! Team t-shirts, 50 yard dash, tug of war, over under; all on the hottest day of the school year, of course. But what if you could experience that elementary fun as an adult? I think you see where this is going…you can!

On September 18, 2021, at Rio Grande Park in Aspen, Aether Apparel will be hosting the 5th Annual Aether Games, benefitting Aspen Youth Center. Our events are top secret, but you and your team can expect to participate in events such as dizzy bat relays, egg toss, flip cup, obstacle courses, and some new surprises. Don’t want to make a team? Sponsor the event!

Up to 20 teams of 4-5 adults will compete in classic field day games. Points will be given until the top team is crowned the 5th Annual Aether Games Champion! Teams are $500 and can be paid in full, fundraised by the team members, or teams can be sponsored. If you would like to create a team and fundraise, please contact Michaela Idhammar at michaela@aspenyouthcenter.org.

Included in team registration are an awesome day of team activities refereed by AYC kids, food from Home Team BBQ, a beer garden, Aether Apparel gear, commemorative silipint, and an after party! The winners will receive a prize package, too.


Aether Games is a fundraising event in Aspen benefitting Aspen Youth Center. AYC is the ONLY FREE after school and all day summer program for kids in the Roaring Fork Valley. AYC provides a safe and supportive place where youth in grades 4-12 connect, learn, and grow during their out of school hours, for FREE! During the COVID closures, we offered virtual programming and were allowed to reopen on June 8, 2020 for in person, all day summer activities. For the school year we offered supervised learning, after school programs and academic support, Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm. This summer, we have gone a little more back to normal and have daily programs 9am to 6pm.


Title Sponsor: Aether Apparel

Presenting Sponsor: Sue Smedstad

Food Sponsor: Home Team BBQ

Beer Sponsor: Roaring Fork Wine and Liquors

After Party Sponsor: Aspen Pie Shop

Platinum Plus Sponsor: Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Platinum Sponsor: Haymax Capital

Gold Sponsor +: Clark’s Market, Aspen Construction

Gold Sponsors: Alpine Bank, Aspen Valley Hospital, Brenda and Jon Rivera, FirstBank, St. Regis Hotel, Little Nell, Oliver Sharpe, Charles Cunniffe Architects, Laura U Design Collective, Spencer McKnight, Kellie Carlson, Lina Rizzuto, Aspen Cross Fit, Puder Family, Five Elements Electric, Meat and Cheese

Media Sponsors: Aspen Public Radio, Aspen Times, Aspen Sojourner


Platinum Game Sponsor – $1,000

One team – can be donated

Signage and table (provided by sponsor) at one of the games

Event sponsorship recognition via social media, print, web and radio advertising

Verbal recognition at the event

Home Team BBQ, Silipint, Beer (if over 21), Aether gear, the chance to win!

Gold Game Sponsor – $500

One team – can be donated

Event sponsorship recognition via social media, print, web and radio advertising

Home Team BBQ, Silipint, Beer (if over 21), Aether gear, the chance to win!

Silver Game Sponsor – $250

Verbal recognition of sponsorship on social media and at the event.

Bronze Game Sponsor – $100

Verbal recognition of sponsorship at the event.

For details on sponsorship opportunities of the AYC’s 5th Annual Aether Games please contact Michaela Idhammar, AYC Executive Director, at 970.544.4133 or via email at michaela@aspenyouthcenter.org.


September 18, 2021
11:00 am
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