Support Your Local Rotary

Besides becoming a member, there are many ways for people to support the Pine River Valley Centennial Rotary and the Bayfield area. Contact us if you’d like to make a donation, or consider attending one of our exciting fundraising events to make a difference in your community and beyond!

Local Fundraising EventS in Bayfield and Durango

Support the Pine River Valley Centennial Rotary and our sister Clubs in and around Southwest Colorado through our fun annual fundraising events.

Red Ball Express

Donate to adopt a Red Ball and a chance to win top prizes on race day in Durango, CO.  It’s a great fundraiser and supports many of our give-backs to the community!

In collaboration between four area Rotary Clubs, PRVC hosts the annual Red Ball Express fundraiser during Durango’s Snowdown Celebration to benefit local community efforts.

Similar to a “duck race” fundraiser, the Red Ball Express is open to the public. Participants adopt one or many red numbered exercise balls with a donation. With exciting pomp, these balls are released at the top a hill and race down to a chute at the bottom, where the winners are determined by their ball’s place in the final chute.

July 4th Beer Garden

Hosted by the Town of Bayfield, the wholesome, family-friendly 4th of July Celebration features a local parade followed by a day of fun, games, dancing, and local vendors at Joe Stephenson Park. 

Our Rotary Club comes together to put up its beer and refreshment garden near the Town of Bayfield’s music stage and corn hole tournament during the world-famous Bayfield July 4th Celebration. Attendees are welcome to stop by for cool refreshments including beer, water, and soda while they enjoy food, games, crafts, demonstrations, and other amusements offered by other vendors and tents around the park. Come find us this year and say hello!

Blue EWE

“Adopt” a ewe (sheep) and your chance to win during this signature event at the annual Bayfield Heritage Days event on the last Saturday of September. 

Each year, the Brown Family’s sheep return from the high country to their winter home on the family ranch. Over a thousand sheep are driven down Mill Street during Bayfield Heritage Days. Prior to the drive, you can “adopt” sheep through a donation, which will assign you an ear tag number for each sheep you adopt.

Before their journey to greener (and warmer) pastures in Ignacio, two sheep are randomly selected and painted red and blue with non-toxic paint. These sheep, known as the Red Ram and Blue Ewe, are paraded along with the rest of the herd, and the lucky folks who “adopted” the Blue Ewe or Red Ram are awarded cash prizes, to be announced at the Heritage Days event at Joe Stephenson Park in the Town of Bayfield.

Support The Rotary Foundation

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world. Rotarians around the globe are proud to be part of the eradication of Polio.

Want to Make a Lasting Difference?

Consider joining the Pine River Valley Centennial Rotary!