Fall 2012

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Inside This Edition:


Ownership Dedication Ceremony

 Challenge by Choice

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Colorado Gives Day

Welcome Aboard

Operation Santa



Bob Cooper



Upcoming Events:


Two-day Fall Quilt Sale
Friday, Oct. 12, 3pm-6pm
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10am-2pm
Tennyson Center library
2950 Tennyson St., Denver

Halloween Hustle
Sunday, October 28
Hudson Gardens, Denver

35th Annual
Denver Dinner
Saturday, November 3
Mile High Ballroom
Colorado Convention Center, Denver

For more information on these
and other events, click here.



Tennyson Center Events Update

By Tera Prim 

Running of the Bulls
2nd annual Highland Running of the BullsIt was only the second year for this event, but it’s already become a Denver favorite!  One Saturday morning in July, the streets of Denver’s West Highlands district were closed off as nearly 300 people gathered, all dressed in white with red scarf accents and all awaiting the arrival of the bulls before being chased down 32nd Avenue.  If it sounds at all like the world-famous event in Pamplano, Spain, it’s no coincidence.  However, no need to worry.  There was no risk of anyone getting impaled by bull horns. In this case, the “bulls” were Denver’s famous Rocky Mountain Rollergirls roller derby team, and instead of bull horns, they sported foam bats to gently whack the runners.  The event, a mock version of Spain’s original Running of the Bulls, was all in fun and all to benefit Tennyson Center for Children.  This event was the brain child of a group of young Denver business professionals. Running of the Bulls doubled in size the second year and raised a total of $4,000 for Tennyson Center.  After the runners finished the half-mile course, they were treated to breakfast and adult beverages at West Highland’s El Camino restaurant. If you missed all the fun this year, be sure and make it to next year’s event in early July of 2013!
FORE! Our Kids Golf Classic
The beautiful Sanctuary golf course was the setting for the annual FORE! Our Kids Golf Classic this past August.  Tennyson Center for Children raised nearly $520,000….a record year for this premier golf event hosted by Noble Energy and presented by Re/Max International.  This year Sanctuary Golf Courseguests were treated to a “Putt-Palooza” starting with the traditional Sprinkle Financial Children’s Putting Challenge  where kids from TCC are paired with sponsor executives for a putt-to-the-end competition!   And the betting golfers were eager to putt in the SM Energy 50/50 Putting Challenge, which resulted in  a dozen golfers competing in our first ever “putt-off."  As always, we hosted the famous K.P. Kauffman VIP Dinner the evening prior at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, where guests enjoyed an incredible meal and the Shay Family auctioneers raised $64,000 in an auction filled with people determined to win the highest bid on the Peyton Manning helmet or a variety of other packages.
“This event is a true testament to the oil and gas community and their commitment to those who really need us most and deserve to be our priority…the children,"  said Ted Brown, Senior Vice President of Noble Energy.   As title sponsor of this golf event for the past 3 years,  Noble Energy’s support has garnered the attention of others in the oil and gas industry who gave generously to help provide care for the children served by Tennyson Center, and we are most grateful for their continued commitment to the kids!

Colorado Springs Dinner
Our 15th Annual Colorado Springs Dinner “Peace, Love & Rock ‘n Roll” was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in early September, where guests were able to enjoy a new venue and a new program format including a live band and dancing!  Keynote speaker, Scott Allen, a former resident of Tennyson Center, shared his experience and what he gained that he carried into his adult life enabling him to succeed with two masters degrees and an amazing son of his own!  This event – lead by a dedicated committee – raised more than $32,000 for the kids at TCC.

Q & Brew Success!!!
Lee Brice at the Mile High Country Q & BrewThe third annual Mile High Country Q & Brew exceeded our wildest expectations, as nearly 800 guests donned their cowboy hats and boots at the Stampede in Aurora on September 29. Country music sensation Lee Brice rocked the house with Colorado’s own Walker Williams warming up the crowd while everyone was treated to a delectable barbecue dinner, catered by Jim ‘N Nicks.  A silent and live auction featured autographed guitars and memorabilia, once-in-a-lifetime vacations and so much more.  By the end of the evening, $177,000 had been raised for Tennyson Center for Children!  The Mile High Q & Brew could never have become the event it is without the support of PCL Construction, Lockton, Inc., and Swett & Crawford. Nearly thirty other companies came on board as co-sponsors for this year’s Q & Brew.  We are grateful to them all!  If your company would like to be involved with next year’s event, call Tera at 720-855-3316.

Election Season from a Child's Perspective
If you've taken a tour of Tennyson Center, you'll recognize our classrooms, gym, and library in this video. Through the Every Child Matters Colorado Campaign, we partnered with Colorado Children's Campaign and Children's Hospital to ask Colorado kids what questions they’d ask the candidates. The kids voiced important questions about education, health and safety. Click HERE to watch this adorable video, and keep kids in mind when you vote on November 6th.  Visit Every Child Matters Colorado Campaign to learn how you can make your vote count for kids.


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