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January Newsletter

Thanks for following along with Gunnison TETWP! We will be sending you an email-a-month to keep you from missing a thing! 

There's lots going on in our programs, community outreach, and events so be on the look out for our updates at the beginning of each month. 

In January's Newsletter you'll find...

Dates released for summer 2023 events! 

Upcoming Events and where to get tickets! 
Pink in the Rink Women's Hockey Tournament
ONE LOVE Jermaine's Community Dinner

Recognition of the Month
A Sisterhood I Didn't Choose- Lisa's Story
Jeri Defeo - TETWP Board Member

Volunteers needed! 

Dates for TETWP 2023 summer events are ready for your calendar! 

Pink in the Rink Women's Hockey Tournament 
January 27-29
Dance Party & Chuck a Puck (Dancing, Skating, DJ Triple L, Prizes) on Saturday January 28th, 830pm! 

ONE LOVE- Jermaine's Annual Jamaican Community Dinner 
Valentines Day, February 14th 
Fred Field Center 
Evelyn Roper & Opal Moon with dancing instruction from Country Kickup!
Doors open 5pm, evening begins at 6pm 
Family friendly, VIP table sponsorships available!

Pinkapalooza- 4th of July Concert, fireworks, and camping! 
July 4th at the I Bar Ranch
Headliner announcement coming soon!

Songwriter Shuffle 
July 6th - Intimate concert experience, in an extravagant and spectacular outdoor venue, the
Double Top Ranch on Cement Creek
TETWP's largest event of the year! 

#1 TETWP in the PRCA, Cattlemen's Days Rodeo
July 13th at the Gunnison Fairgrounds

More details coming soon! Stay tuned!



Register now to play!
Become a Sponsor!


Costumes encouraged, come get your groove on!

CHUCK-A-PUCK  buy now or at the door! 

Pucks will be chucked Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2023 at 8:30pm before the Dance Party.

Puck in the net or closest to the net are the winners.

You do NOT need to be present to win (but it’s more fun if you are)!

1st Prize

2 Tickets to TETWP Songwriter Shuffle, July 2023
Small TETWP Gift Basket
$600 value

2nd Prize

Your choice of TETWP SWAG
Libations donated by Red Mountain Liquor
$150 Value

3rd Prize

Small gift basket of TETWP Merchandise
291 TETWP Whiskey
$150 Value

Join us on Valentines Day to celebrate with your loved ones with delicious food, music and fun for the whole family!  This event, hosted annually by Jermaine to show his appreciation and love for his community while sharing Jamaican culture, benefits two local non profits, Gunnison Tough Enough to Wear Pink and Gunnison Valley Mentors! 


When!? Valentines Day, February 14, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM

Where!? Fred Field Center


Authentic Jamaican Food
Gunnison Formal Attire (because where else and how often do you get to dress up and go out?) 

Live music by Evelyn Roper & Opal Moon

We are so excited to welcome Country Kickup to Gunnison to start the party on the dance floor! (YES THERE WILL BE A DANCE FLOOR) Come learn a line dance, swing with a partner or show us your unique moves!

Silent Auction

Table Sponsorships available- because we know you have a lot of people you love and want to share this experience with! 

Includes: Table of 8, full service, VIP Fondue dinner, drinks, acknowledgement at event and on media


General Admission is buffet style (whoop whoop!) with a variety of Jamaican dishes! There will be open seating and a cash bar!

Adult ticket: $40

Kids ticket: $15 (15 and under)

Purchase tickets for Valentines Day!
A Sisterhood I Didn't Choose- Lisa's Story


Meet Jeri Defeo, Gunnison TETWP Board Member!

"I serve as a board member for Tough Enough To Wear Pink and am so excited to be part of such a special hard-working group.  I am originally from Texas where I grew up in the Houston area.  My father worked for NASA and retired from there so we were generally in the Bay Area just outside of Houston.  Childhood days were spent on the water, boating, and water skiing.  My dad actually used to race speed boats and NEVER took us anywhere cold.  So how did I end up spending so much time in the Gunnison Valley?  One visit to Crested Butte in 2000 during ski season with my 4 boys and my husband, and I was hooked on the area.  We spend every minute we can in Crested Butte.  I am married with four grown children.  They are all boys! Well, now they are men.  We live in Dallas and Crested Butte.  

I became a board member as both of my parents were battling Cancer.  When I was asked if I would serve as a board member I did not hesitate!  Watching my parents fight this disease really brought the impact this organization has on families home to me.  My mom was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and my dad with Tongue Cancer or Head and Neck.  He was never a smoker.  My father lost his battle with Cancer in September of 2020.  He fought hard and I will never forget the trauma and toll it took on his body.  It’s hard to see your two heroes in life go through such a trial.  Unable to fix this, my dad lost his life after a 2 year battle.  My mom is in remission and we are so grateful!  She is also a fighter and continues to fight.  Tough Enough To Wear Pink touches the lives of Cancer Patients just like my parents only in the Gunnison Valley.  I’m so proud to be part of this organization.  

I am a native Texan.  I graduated from The University of Texas. (Hook Em Horns!)  My dad told me I could go anywhere I wanted to go to College, but that he would pay for me to go to UT.  He was also a Longhorn. So I received my business degree from UT in 1986 with a specialty in Marketing.  

Fun fact about me?  Everyone in my family snowboards.  I know, the dark side!  I have recently taken up skiing.  I feel it’s a bit gentler on my body.  I’m not very good at either one, but I love getting outside.  I am also a Pilates Instructor.  It’s my passion.  I had to give up teaching during my parent’s illnesses but I still practice every single day.  

Thank you for letting me be a part of the Tough Enough Family!"

We couldn't do it without you! Thank you for your tireless support and time given to TETWP. We can't wait for another fun and successful summer with you all! 

Pink in the Rink! - 
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