Bare Aspen Ranch Wine Tasting Event to benefit Coconino County Special Olympics


Bare Aspen Ranch Wine Tasting fundraiser is hosted every September by a local group of individuals and benefits Coconino County Special Olympics athletes. This year’s event is scheduled for September 10, 2011.  It is a casual event nestled in the aspens at a 160 acre ranch located at Hart Prairie (12 miles out on Hwy. 180 from the SnowBowl turnoff at the forest service 151 turnoff). 

This fundraising event offers:

  • a live and silent auction
  • exhibition softball games highlighting our Coconino County Special Olympic athletes Mexican food from local restaurants
  • wine
  • dessert
  • live music

All of this is done in memory of Kristen Campos, a local long time Special Olympic athlete who died of leukemia. Donations, for our event—monetary and auction items—enable us to provide more than 300 athletes in Coconino County with:

  • training
  • Equipment
  • uniforms
  • transportation


  • work with a committee to assist with necessary details of upcoming wine tasting event
  • monthly meetings with committee
  • distribute letters to community businesses to collect cash donations and/ or live & silent auction items
  • keep a running list of businesses that make donations
  • assist with local advertising
  • write thank-you notes to donators
  • update website
  • distribute tickets
  • display posters out in the community
  • contact chair weekly
  • work on ranch for clean-up day
  • set up tables/ tents/ chairs
  • volunteer the day of the event


Contact the chair of the event, Kathy Harper, at 928-853-5628.