Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers Heralded for First Year in Office
Today officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort announced that in just two months Spaghetti Sundays, known formerly as The Spaghetti Act of 2018, has raised $500 for Make-a-Wish Colorado. In January, five-year-old Rogers issued an executive order calling for spaghetti to be added to Sunlight’s menu with 10 percent of proceeds to be donated to Make-a-Wish.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation is an international non-profit that seeks to grant the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. Through the work of tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters, a wish is granted to children in the U.S. every 34 minutes on average, according to the organization.
“I want every one of every age to ski,” Rogers said in a recent interview with Colorado Parent magazine. She hopes to achieve this goal by “telling other kids how fun it is to ski,” she said in the interview.
Rogers claimed victory in Sunlight’s Mini-Mayor Election last November with 3,948 votes. Mini-Mayor Rogers will continue to focus on getting more kids on skis, or a snowboard. She’s also eager to help her younger brother, Kelby, learn to ski and improve her own skiing. Rogers’ campaign manager and mom, Jade Rogers, is hopeful that Colby will “improve her public speaking skills … and also will understand that being a leader means helping people.” The office of Mini-Mayor serves a one year term and only skiers and snowboarders aged 12 and under can hold office. Campaigning for the 2018 Mini-Mayor election begins Sept. 1 online at www.mini-mayor.com.