Emily George, Executive Director
Colorado River Foundation
COLORADO RIVER FOUNDATION EVENT TO PREVIEW HYATT
REGENCY LOST PINES RESORT & GOLF COURSE
5th Annual Awards Dinner & Golf Tournament First Charity Event at
New Hyatt Lost Pines
AUSTIN / BASTROP – Roughly 500 people will gather on Tuesday, May 23rd at the new
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, roughly one week before the resort opens to the public
on June 1, 2006, for the first charity event at the new luxury wilderness resort. The event, the
Colorado River Foundation’s 5th Annual “Kids on the Colorado” Awards Dinner, will honor five
noteworthy individuals and couples for their commitment to the Colorado River and the natural
resources of Texas.
The honorees for this year’s awards dinner are:
The Honorable David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas
John P. Cowan, National Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, 1977
Bob and Patricia Ayres, Shield Ranch
Ed and Susan Auler, Owners, Fall Creek Vineyards
Judy McCoy, Teacher, San Saba Middle School
The Colorado River Foundation will celebrate the achievements of the winners at an awards
dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Lost Pines Grand Ballroom. The Foundation will also
host a golf tournament at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, May 22nd at the Wolfdancer Golf Club, the Hyatt Lost
Pines’ 7,149 yard, par 72 course designed by legendary golf course designer Arthur Hills.
Guests will enjoy a sneak peek of the new Lost Pines Hyatt, which is adjacent to the 1,100-
acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park and will feature a full-service spa, hiking, biking and equestrian
trails, more than 50,000 square feet of indoor function space and numerous outdoor event venue
options, plus eight food and beverage outlets and much more.
Proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services of the Colorado River
Foundation, including “Kids on the Colorado,” a program that connects thousands of youth to the
Colorado River through river rafting, kayaking, fishing and hands-on natural science projects on the
Colorado River. The Colorado River Foundation provides scholarships for at-risk and underserved
youth to participate in these programs at no cost.
This is the 5th anniversary of the “Kids on the Colorado” program and the 5th anniversary of
the Awards Dinner.
Colorado River Foundation
The Colorado River Foundation (CRF), a 501c3 organization, was established in 1994 to promote
education, protection, and stewardship of the Colorado River in Texas. As the separate, non-profit
funding partner for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the Foundation raises funds to
support natural science education and outdoor recreation, particularly for at-risk and underserved
youth, annual river cleanups, and additional community projects that encourage the stewardship,
awareness, and protection of the Colorado River in Texas.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
The 405-acre Hyatt resort, opening June 2006, will provide a luxurious Texas wilderness escape set in the
Lost Pines region of Central Texas. The resort is located along the banks of the Colorado River and
adjacent to the 1,100 acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park, just 13 miles from Austin-Bergstrom
International Airport and seven miles from Texas’ “most historic small town” of Bastrop.
The destination resort with 492 guest rooms features Wolfdancer Golf Club, an 18-hole signature course
designed by Arthur Hills; Spa Django, a full-service 18,000-square-foot spa; and eight food and beverage
venues. Recreational amenities include a water park with multiple pools, including a 1,000-foot flowing river
pool; canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fly-fishing on the Colorado River; and access to more than 16 miles
of hiking and equestrian trails. The resort also offers Camp Hyatt children’s program, the new Adventure
Hyatt teen program, Regency Club services as well as more than 60,000 square feet of indoor function
space and 230,000 square feet of outdoor function venues. For more information visit