Summit County is “dog country” and the Outlets at Silverthorne, being in the heart of the county, decided to celebrate the passion the mountain communities have for animals by honoring a newly adopted homeless dog as their official shopping center mascot. Thor (named after Silver”THOR”ne) was adopted by a member of the center’s management team through a rescue organization after he was found in a ravine in New Mexico. At the time, less than 10 weeks old, Thor was brought to a shelter and shortly thereafter he was making his way up to his new home in Summit County.
Outlets at Silverthorne management team saw Thor and heard about his rough start in the world and decided to help. The shopping center made him their “official mascot” in March and then invited local partners, including Bark Busters Home Dog Training, who is providing all of Thor’s professional dog training, G’day Pet Care who is supplying his first year of puppy food, and Farmers Korner Veterinary Hospital who will provide his regular scheduled vet services, to join forces.
If you’d like to meet Thor you can stop by Outlets at Silverthorne Tuesday’s through Saturday’s from 9 am to 5 pm (minus any vacations and/or days off he has scheduled). He will be in the Management Office or in our Customer Service & Summit County Visitors Center. If he’s not there you’ll find him walking with his team around the shopping center visiting with our shoppers and retailers. Thor will also be hosting and attending events throughout Summit County with his owner and the staff at Outlets at Silverthorne as he helps other homeless animals in Summit County find a new home.
Thor’s a pretty lucky dog to not only be adopted by a great family living in Summit County but to get a bigger, extended family with the community that work and shop at the Outlets at Silverthorne. Knowing this, Thor, in partnership with Outlets at Silverthorne, are making a difference. They have joined forces with LAPS (League for Animals & People of the Summit) and will donate fifty cents ($0.50) to LAPS for every new person who visits the Outlets at Silverthorne’s Facebook page (now through May 31, 2011) and “likes” their page. LAPS is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization that raises funds to support a variety of programs for the pets of low-income families living or working in the Summit County area.
This fundraising event for LAPS is just the first in a series of community activities Thor and the Outlets at Silverthorne will be doing to help homeless animals in need. To keep up with other ways Thor is helping animals in find homes follow his adventures on Outlets at Silverthorne’s Facebook page.
We hope you will help Thor with his fundraising efforts by sharing this blog or telling your friends to “like” Outlets at Silverthorne’s Facebook page before May 31, 2011. Your “like” will help raise needed funds for LAPS.
From the staff and retailers at Outlets at Silverthorne they say “thanks” and from Thor “woof”.
Fox 21 News, Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors bureau, and Style Salon just finished our pre-Fashion Ambush brainstorming with the team (Outlets at Castle Rock, Outlets at Loveland, and Outlets at Silverthorne). We’re ready for our next Fashion Ambush on April 3 at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park and you could be our next makeover.
Just plan on visiting the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park on Sunday, April 3, 2011 (if you’d like to win free admissions tickets to the bridge/park visit any of the Outlets of Colorado’s websites – see above – and enter your name into our contest) and around 11 am we’ll be selecting our next makeover person.
One lucky person will win over $500 makeover that includes hair, makeup and clothing and the first 200 people to our booth (where we’re giving away awesome goodies and prizes) will take home a goodie bag that include fun gifts, coupons, and a $10 gift card voucher.
See you there!
The Outlets of Colorado, on behalf of Outlets at Castle Rock, Outlets at Loveland, and Outlets at Silverthorne, or on the ultimate road trip in 2011 and we are stopping at various area attractions throughout Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region with our Fashion Ambush, a Fashion Makeover with a Colorado Twist!
Working with our partners Fox 21 News, Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Style Salon we stop at an area attraction once a month and perform one Fashion Ambush makeover. One unexpected visitor receives a complete hair, make-up, and clothing makeover (valued at over $500) while hundreds of visitors receive goody bags with fun gifts, coupons, and a $10 gift card voucher.
In January we stopped off at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and surprised a new mother while she was eating a fabulous Sunday Brunch with her family. Last month we were at the Colorado Spring and ambushed an airport employee.
,Here are the results.
Are you one of the millions who every day wear a pair of medical scrubs? Do you love them? Hate them? Need a new pair? If so, you’re in luck! Outlets at Loveland is hosting an “Ugly Scrubs” contest on their Facebook page.
To enter you simply need to upload a picture of yourself (or someone you know who is in desperate need of a new pair) before tomorrow night (3/18) and you just might win a gift card from our friends at Uniform Factory at Outlets at Loveland to get new scrubs.
Book Warehouse (at Outlets at Castle Rock) is hosting a Book Donations Drive for the Children’s Hospital in Denver during the month of March. Here are the details for how you can work with Book Warehouse at Outlets at Castle Rock and help supply more books to the Hospital:
• The book drive is being held the entire month of March. Donated items will be taken to the Children’s Hospital during the second week of April.
• We are donating un-used, new books purchased at time of check out from our store.
• Book Warehouse will also taking cash donations. At the end of each day we empty our jar and buy books from our store to add to our boxes and then start all over the next day.
• We will not be collecting books that are brought or bought from an outside source.
• Ages infant to 18 years of age – books are the books in need.
For more info call Kris Emerson or Carissa and 303.669-2665 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re just weeks away from Spring Break and then comes the summer vacation travel season. Vacation travel can get a bit overwhelming, so we’re here to help you make the most of your upcoming trips and how to make the most of what you pack. Outlets of Colorado, and its partners Fox 21 and the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, have put together some great fashion travel tips you’ll want to use as you get ready to get out-of-town:
Think Comfort: When traveling, look for fabrics that stretch like cotton knits or blends. Some of our favorites are nylon, Lycra, and spandex. These items pack better and come out wrinkle-free.
Keep Colors Basic: Colors should be basic and your separates should mix and match. Black, white, khaki and denim are ideal, but don’t be afraid of punchy colors like red or orange for summer.
Shoes: You don’t have to bring a pair of shoes for every outfit. We recommend a casual sandal and a dressy sandal (if you’re heading somewhere tropic). Bring a pair of flip-flops for the pool/beach and athletic shoes for workout or long sights-seeing trips.
Shorts, Skirts, and Tops: Great looks for the day are shorts, skirts, and tops. Take a few extra tank tops to layer or to wear on their own. One great hint I heard from a friend who is a worldwide traveler, avoid logo T-shirts or flashy designer goods, they’ll both you make stand out as a tourist.
Night on the Town: Whether you pack a short dress or long, a great dress will make any night special. We recommend a great black dress will take you anywhere.
Cardigan: In and out of air-conditioned buildings can give you the chills. A lightweight knit cardigan in basic black or white can be tossed around the shoulders. You can also create many looks with a cardigan – layer over a T-Shirt or tank dress or worn alone with dressy pants for dinner.
Accessories: A friend told me that she buys accessories while on vacation. She doesn’t bring her expensive jewelry but instead she loves to buy local treasures. She considers it her souvenir from the trip (really, do you need another magnet?).
We’re getting ready for our second Fashion Ambush (Saturday, February 26th). This time Outlets of Colorado, Fox 21, and the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau along with my fashion team from Outlets at Castle Rock, Outlets at Loveland, and Outlets at Silverthorne will be surprising an employee of the Colorado Springs Airport!
You can join in the fun and see the final results from our Fashion Ambush this Saturday 2/26). The fun starts at 10:00 am with a runway fashion show, prize wheel (and we’ve got some great prizes to give away), and a chance to be the first to see our fashion makeover before it is aired on Fox21.
Watch the fashion show, play the games and stay for lunch.
Outlets of Colorado will pay your parking for the first 30 people who come to the Colorado Springs Airport this Saturday to participate in this event. Bring in our parking ticket and come find us at the prize wheel and we’ll validate your parking for you!