Ten Years Makes It a Tradition!
Now in its tenth year, the Colorado Celebrity Classic to Benefit TAPS has a successful formula for healing loss and celebrating life: music, laughter, golf, and unashamed expressions of gratitude and humility. It’s a powerful combination.
In its first nine years, supporters of the Colorado Celebrity Classic have donated more than $3 million for TAPS programs. It is considered one of the most successful charitable events in Colorado – and by all accounts, the most fun!
Many people have suggested that while they love BOTH our dinner concerts, two nights of shows one after the other, plus golf the next day was too exhausting. They often had to make a choice of which show to attend. Problem solved with our new format...the very popular Songwriters Show is now in May, and the not-to-be missed Salute Our Fallen Heroes Dinner Concert is in June. And, as always, you'll enjoy top-notch entertainment! Listen to the song 'I am Here for You', written for TAPS by songwriters Billy Montana and Frank Myers and debuted at our TAPS Songwriters Show this year and will sing again on June 26. Photos by Dave Gill.
Four premier events:
1) Songwriters Dinner Show, Friday, May 1, 2015
Songwriters Show, an intimate evening of story-telling and singing from Nashville superstar songwriters, Billy Montana, Brett Jones, Frank Myers, Danny Wells, Jimmy Nichols, and comedian Ralph Achilles as emcee, held at Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, Aurora, CO
2) 3-Star Special Songwriter Dinner Show/Golf Package May 1-2, 2015 (limited availability)
Friday, May 1, Songwriters Dinner Show, an intimate evening of story-telling and singing from Nashville superstar songwriters ~ held at Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, Aurora, CO
Saturday, May 2, Golf (not a tournament), at the Eisenhower Golf Club at the US Air Force Academy with General (Ret) Gene Renuart, Lt. General (Ret) Mike Gould or one of the Nashville celebrities ~ available for a limited number of Three-Star Sponsors
3) Saluting our Fallen Heroes Dinner Concert and Auction, Friday, June 26, 2015
An evening of musical and comedy entertainment, featuring John Adams and his critically acclaimed John Denver Tribute Band,country singing sensation, Carin Mari, and Nashville songwriters, Billy Montana and Frank Myers, a beautifully presented silent auction and fast-paced live auction, with the famous pit-roasted prime rib barbeque dinner prepared by the Coors Cowboy Club "Chuckwagon Crew" ~ held at Steve Grove’s incomparable Ranch at Cherry Creek, Centennial, CO
4) Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 27, 2015
Golf Tournament, your team of four plus a celebrity at the esteemed and exclusive Eisenhower Golf Club at the US Air Force Academy. Winning teams are feted at a Burgers and Braggin' Rights Awards Party at the golf course.
Sponsorship packages for golf teams include one or both concerts. Sponsorships are also available for table hosts at one or both dinner concerts. Individual tickets available for golf (assigned to team) and/or both concerts (open seating only).
All proceeds from our 2015 Colorado Celebrity Classic fund the Colorado Good Grief Camp Out near Fort Carson in August. This is a traditional camp with a military mentor for each child. We will also help to underwrite the TAPS National Military Suicide Survivors Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs in October, expecting more than 1,000 attendees. Although our military is drawing down, there is even a much greater need for TAPS now with the epidemic of suicide among our returning military heroes, which is so tragically difficult for the surviving families.
Please follow the links to the photo galleries and past events and accompanying press stories. You’ll learn why TAPS is so significant to the families of our valiant fallen service men and women.
Online registration for 2015 golf and shows to be available soon. Contact Lynne or Bo Cottrell 303-696-0450; lcottrell@TAPS.org for more information and/or to be put on the mailing list.