Putting the Fun in Fundraising: Denver Urban Scholars Hosts Summer Games Event

April 19th, 2016

April 19, 2016

Denver Urban Scholars will hold a fundraising event on June 25, 2016 for community members to enjoy a day of games, fashioned after the Summer Olympics. This event is in support of the services provided by Denver Urban Scholars to Denver Public Schools students. Registration can be completed on the Denver Urban Scholars website from March 1, 2016 until June 11th, 2016.

The Summer Games Fundraiser brings together 350 members of the community to compete in 8 events including Ping Pong, Target Shooting, Adult Tricycling, and other epic challenges. Food and adult beverages will also be available for purchase.

Registration is $350 for a team of 6 or $500 for a team of 6 with VIP passes. For an additional $180 all team members will receive Beverage Bracelets. An opening ceremony will kick off the events at 1:00 PM on June 25, 2016.

The mission of Denver Urban Scholars is to partner with high poverty, high performing schools to unlock the potential of students facing added challenges by creating individual pathways to college and career. Funds raised will provide new enrollments, case management, mentoring, tutoring, school supplies, bus passes, and many other resources for the students of Denver Public Schools who are served through Denver Urban Scholars.

Eric Kidd, Vice President of the Youth Opportunity Foundation, shared his thoughts after participating in the event. “Some of the best memories I have of the event are the laughter shared between my teammates and I, the fun that we had connecting with (and on a rare instance, beating) the other teams competing, and being just this close to winning $100k in the Raffle (this year is the year). If there is one event that you’re going to be participating in this year, make it the Summer Games!”

For more information or to register or donate online, please visit: denverurbanscholars.org.

About Denver Urban Scholars:

Denver Urban Scholars was founded by Larry and Margaret Byrne in 1995. Larry grew up on the South Side of Chicago where resources were scarce. Despite his humble beginnings, he made education a priority and eventually became a successful entrepreneur. But Larry always knew he wanted to give back. In 1995, he established a family foundation to provide scholarships for at-risk Denver youth and to prepare these students for college and future employment.

Over its 20 years, the organization has become a public charity operating under its own 501(c)(3) status and is supported by individuals, companies, foundations, and government grants. Denver Urban Scholars maintains a relationship with the Byrne family, and today the Byrne family provides funding for overhead costs, allowing 100% of money raised from other sources to be applied directly to our programs.

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