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Grit, Guts + Gals

The gO Initiative and Tough Enough to Wear Pink are celebrating strength, leadership, confidence and community among girls and women at the 1st Annual Grits, Guts and Gals event. This event is for everyone, please join us!


Celebrate Gals!

To put it simply, girls (and women) rule.

Young girls of the Gunnison Valley, who will one day be tomorrow’s leaders, will be faced with many challenges throughout their lives. They will struggle with finding their place in social groups, being competitive in sports, navigating relationships, figuring out their true passions, and possibly fighting the battle of a life-changing illness like cancer. We all know that life is a challenge but it is also a beautiful gift. One of the greatest gifts that gets us through the ups and downs of life is the support from our friends- especially girlfriends!


Two local non-profit organizations, the gO Initiative and Cattleman’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP), led by two long-standing friends of over 16 years, have joined forces to create an event like no other. The 1st annual Grits, Guts and Gals event at the IBar Ranch on Friday August 16 celebrates friendships, overcoming challenges and a general good time. Doors open at 3:00 pm and the fun begins with Synergy Athlete ninja warrior course, all ages Strider bike races, 5B’s BBQ and Burnells food trucks, CB Wanderbus photo booth, OneTribe gear, karaoke and the highlight of the night – the Goonies 80’s cover band at 7:30pm. The goal for this event is to unite woman of all ages to encourage, celebrate, challenge, love and support each other through fun athletic challenges, opportunities to laugh and be silly, and of course dance to some rocking music.


Both organizations have one big thing in common: empowering women and girls to take care of themselves and others in order to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. The gOgirls of the gO Initiative have spent the summer working on their mountain biking skills, mindfulness, and learning healthy habits; they will be heading into a new school year at both ends of the valley, hopefully armed with a slew of leadership and confidence skills. TETWP sees women with cancer in the Gunnison valley every day and it is a constant reminder of how important friendship is in helping these warriors battle cancer throughout our valley, a need that unfortunately doesn’t seem to be dwindling.


A true friend accepts who you are but also helps you become a better, stronger person. This event is dedicated to having fun, challenging yourself, cheering on your friends and celebrating the good in life. We invite you to JOIN US on Friday August 16 in supporting these two important organizations in our valley. EVERYONE (even the boys) are welcome! If you can’t make it to the event, you can still support at Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sarah Stubbe, President, the gO Initiative
Heidi Sherratt, Executive Director, Cattlemens Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink

WHO:  Children and adults of all ages!

WHAT:  Strider races, Karaoke, CB Wanderbus photo booth, Ninja Warrior Obstacle course, The Goonies Colorado 80s Cover Band

WHERE: IBar Ranch in Gunnison, CO

WHEN: Friday August 16th , 2019. Doors open at 3:00pm.

Grit, Guts +  Gals

    • Adult:  $10 per ticket until July 31st. After $20.
    • Child:  $5 per ticket
    • Tickets also available at IBar Ranch event site, and at gO Orthopedic clinics in CB and Gunnison.

Grit, Guts + Gals

Event info

Event to be held at IBar Ranch, doors open at 3:00pm.

3:00 – 6:00 pm – Synergy Athlete Ninja Warrior Course open

3:00 – 6:00 pm – All ages Stryder Races

5:00 – 7:30 pm – Burnell’s and 5B’s food trucks

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Karaoke

7:00 pm – Sarah Stubbe, The gO Initiative; Heidi Sherratt, Tough Enough to Wear Pink; Carrie Chernoff, Synergy Athlete

7:30 – 10:00 pm – The Goonies (80’s Cover Band)

This event is a fundraiser for gO Initiative and Tough Enough to Wear Pink – proceeds to be shared between both organizations.


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