The Lyons Outdoor Games will kick off at 8a.m. May 31st with a breakfast in Bohn Park featuring an acoustic set by Damon Wood, a member of Harmonious Junk and the former lead guitarist in James Brown’s touring band (1999-2006). Two Colorado-based companies are sponsoring the breakfast—Organic Valley and A Spice of Life Catering.
According to Wood, he is working for a discounted rate because he wants to support Lyons. “Lyons is a beautiful place full of great folks. I, along with everyone else who saw the horrible flood damage, was deeply troubled and worried about the town, the surrounding areas, and the people. I’m honored to be able to be part of the Outdoor Games and Lyons getting back to business as usual. Props to all the folks who have worked so hard to rebuild. Time to have some fun!”
“We were lucky to land such a well-known and talented musician for our kick-off breakfast,” said Rebecca Louzan, the organizer for the 2014 Games. “His breadth of experience runs the gamut from country blues to intricate finger picking.” Louzan connected with Wood via CR Gruver (of the New Orleans Suspects), the key organizer for Nolarado, a fundraiser New Orleans musicians did for Lyons.
“This will be a breakfast you don’t want to miss,” added A Spice of Life Owner Dan Bruckner. “Not only will we have a delicious meal provided by a Colorado company, but we’re going to have some great music!” Bruckner and his team will be cooking the meal.
According to Organic Valley President/CEO Matthew Provost, his company donated the breakfast foods to support flood relief. “As a producer of local organic dairy and egg products and most importantly a local resident, I want to give back to the community when possible,” he stated.
The breakfast starts at 8am and will include fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, homemade muffins and coffee cake, orange juice, and coffee. It is open to the first 200 athletes, residents, spectators, and volunteers who show up. Cash donations of $10 is suggested with all proceeds going to the Town of Lyons/Parks and Rec. Special thanks also to Allegro Coffee, Shamrock Foods, Eco Products, and Tundra for their donations for the breakfast.
“This year’s breakfast will offer people a nice way to give back to the Lyons community,” Bruckner stated. “You’ll have a great time, but you’ll also be supporting Lyons’ parks, which are a huge asset to the town and to cyclists, kayakers, fishers, tubers, and other recreationists around the Front Range. This is a fundraiser for the Town, but also for all those who enjoy it.”