Donate to STARS

Help give a gift that will change the lives of so many with a disability. Your gift can help individuals with disabilities and their families to see all the possibilities that are open to them through adaptive sports. Through skiing, waterskiing, biking, and overnight camps STARS teaches independence, self-esteem, and social skills all while having a whole lot of fun!

Last year STARS provided life changing experiences for over 454 clients with autism, cognitive and physical disabilities, Wounded Warriors and their families. A contribution to STARS this year can provide a Wounded Warrior the gift of a 3 day ski camp, or give a child with spina bifida the opportunity to ride a bike for the first time, or allow a family time to reconnect while their child with autism learns to ski with new friends at STARS.

Give the gift of adaptive sports.

STARS provides full and partial scholarships for all our programs to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate.






Every dollar given to STARS helps to further our mission to “Empower and enrich lives through adaptive recreational activities”. Donations can be given towards general operating or you can designate your donation towards Scholarships, Youth Programs, Military Programs, or Adaptive Equipment.

  • CASH/CHECK: Cash or check is the easiest way to give as 100% of your donation goes to programs instead of a percentage going to credit card fees. If making your contribution by check, please make your check payable to STARS. We can receive your donation in person during the winter season 7 days a week at our STARS Mountain Office across from the Gondola or you can mail your donation to: STARS • PO Box 770208 • Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
  • GIFT PLANNING: Include STARS in your estate planning. Your bequest can take the form of a specific asset (such as a condo or home), or a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. Bequests may reduce your taxable estate.
  • LIFE INSURANCE/RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS: You can name STARS as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA or other retirement account.
  • REAL ESTATE: You can give STARS the gift of real estate such as a home, land, or condominium. Contact Julie at (970) 870-1950 ext. 105 to discuss STARS real estate needs.


Honorary Gift:

Honorary gifts are a meaningful way to pay tribute to family or friends. Honorary gifts can be made to honor a birthday, holiday, retirement, anniversary, etc…

Memorial Gift:

Memorial gifts are a special way to honor a friend or loved one that has passed away. Memorial gifts and your loved one will be recognized in our annual report.

The James Family Scholarship Fund:

The James Family Scholarship Fund: This scholarship fund is in memory of Jaime James, a pediatric nurse who loved children and volunteering at Humble Ranch. Jaime was diagnosed with a brain tumor and eventually became a client at HRETC before she passed away in 2005. Jaime’s Dad Bill, a former Olympic Equestrian, also volunteered at HRETC. In 2008 when Bill died, Gloria changed the scholarship fund name to include him as well as Jaimeʼs husband, J.T. Thorup, who died in 2011.

In 2014 STARS took over the equine therapy program from HRETC and Gloria graciously moved the fund over to STARS. Donations can be made to STARS and directed to the James Family Youth Scholarship fund. The scholarship fund is set up to assist youth under 21 that reside in Routt County for any of STARS summer programs. Applicants wishing to apply for a scholarship can fill out a scholarship application on the STARS website.

James Family

Photo: Bill James (right). J.T.Thorup and Jamie & Bill James.


2017 Farm to Barn Course Sponsorship:

To inquire regarding details and availability please contact Julie Taulman directly:


  • Tandem Bikes
  • Tandem Kayaks
  • Recreational Kayaks (Sit in and Sit on Top)
  • 6' x 12' Covered Trailer
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Road Bikes
  • Pickup Truck
  • Snowblower
  • Riding Lawnmower