14th Annual Colorado Celebrity Classic

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Centennial, Colorado

Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner

Pam TIllis

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Grove Family Ranch at Cherry Creek
6225 S Fraser St., Centennial, CO 80016

Doors/Cash Bar: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner Served: 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Live Auction & Songwriters Show: 7:00-9:45 p.m.
Attire: casual/western casual...arena can be warm
Packed sand floor...flat shoes recommended


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Featuring Pam Tillis!

Two-time Grammy Award and Country Music Award winner, with six # 1 hits such as Shake the Sugar Tree, Mi Vida Loca, and Don’t Tell Me What to Do. Three Platinum albums. Member of the Grand Ole Opry. Vocalist of the Year. Her critically acclaimed album, It’s All Relative, was a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis. 

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Sponsor Opportunities and Individual Tickets

Gold Sponsor $5,000
  • Premier reserved table of 10 at the Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner
  • Wine at your table and complimentary bar drinks for your guests 
  • Valet parking for you and your guests
  • Half page ad in Saluting Our Fallen Heroes program
  • Invitation for two to the VIP After-Party with the Coors Cowboys and entertainers
  • Host TAPS survivors at one of several TAPS family tables
Silver Sponsor $2,000
  • Reserved table of 10 at the Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner
  • Valet parking for you and your guests
  • Recognition in event program 

VVIP Bonnie Carroll table $1,000 per person
  • Premier limited seating with TAPS Founder, Bonnie Carroll
  • Wine and complimentary bar drinks
  • Complimentary Valet parking
  • Recognition in Saluting Our Fallen Heroes program
  • Invitation to the VIP After-Party with the Coors Cowboys and entertainers

Military table $1,000 for 5 seats, $2000 for 10 seats
Sponsor active military or veterans at the event
  • Sponsor name included in the event program
  • Sponsor name included in the table sign

Individual $175  Assigned Seating

Young professional $125  Ages 35 and below

TAPS Teddy Bears $100
  • Your $100 donation comforts a TAPS survivor child with a cuddly bear dressed in the uniform of their fallen loved one.

Help support the Gold Star Families of Our Fallen Military Heroes!

Since our inaugural event in 2005, the Colorado Celebrity Classic has raised more than $4 million for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors! Your donations help fund TAPS programs for military survivors in Colorado. This year, the Colorado Classic will support the Regional Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp being held in Colorado Springs in September 2018.

TAPS Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps offer comfort and care for the families of our nation’s fallen heroes. The program for adult survivors has been developed based on benchmarked best practices, extensive research and years of experience.  At TAPS, we know grief isn't linear and doesn't "progress," but it does change. Being able to connect with others who are at the same place is an important part of TAPS.  Even though everyone's grief journey is unique, we offer an opportunity for survivors to connect with others walking similar paths and to travel forward together to find hope and healing. 

The Good Grief Camp program, held concurrently to the adult program, offers support for those children ages 4-19 that have been directly affected by the loss of a loved one in the military to come together with a network of support and an understanding of their family’s legacy of service and sacrifice. Childcare is offered to those ages 0-3 years old.  Military Mentors are integral to our Good Grief Camps.  Each child is paired with a Mentor to be with them for the entire weekend.  Typically, the Mentors are former or current military and they stay in touch with the child for many years after their initial meeting.  TAPS covers the costs to research, train and house all the mentors needed for our Good Grief Camps. 

Survivors and Mentors participate free of charge.  TAPS covers lodging, meals, ground transportation, special events, counseling and mentor support.  The program is fully staffed by trained personnel provided by TAPS. 

Sponsorship funding enables our families to come together for a healing experience that will profoundly change their lives and enable them to move forward toward a “new normal” surrounded by support.

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Information: 303-696-0450lcottrell@TAPS.org 

Show Details

Join us for an evening of world-class entertainment!

This very fun party starts with Tony David and Wildefire for toe-tappin’ tunes. The extraordinary Coors Cowboys “Chuckwagon Crew” authentically prepares and serves a western heritage dinner of pit-roasted prime rib. 

The Live Auction, headed by volunteer extraordinaire, Liza Patton, promises exciting packages that include private House Concerts with the songwriters, a Nashville Insiders Trip, an Elite Colorado Golf Experience, other trips and tours, and special “Bucket List” surprises. Plus, we’ll play the popular “Heads or Tails” game with lots of fun prizes! Auctioneer Roger Sierens sets the fast pace. To help you plan, Live Auction packages will be posted here soon. 

You’ll enjoy the music and the intimate stories behind the songs with our talented entertainers!

Grammy Award winner and Vocalist of the Year, Pam Tillis, of the Grand Ole Opry and daughter of the legendary Mel Tillis. Joining Pam are #1 hit Nashville songwriters and Grammy, Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association winners, Billy Montana, Frank Myers, and Jimmy Nichols. 


Billy Montana

Billy Montana

Four #1 country songs – Hard to Love (Lee Brice), More than a Memory (Garth Brooks), Suds in the Bucket (Sara Evans), and Bring on the Rain (Jo Dee Messina). Bring on the Rain was nominated for awards by both the Recording Academy (Grammy) and Country Music Association. Suds in the Bucket was the most played country song by a female artist. More Than a Memory debuted at #1 on both the Billboard and R&R charts.  Billy’s What If I Was Willing, was featured on the popular ABC series, Nashville.

Frank Myers

Frank Myers

Grammy Award winner for Song of the Year, I Swear, BMI Song of the Year and #1 hit, I’m Already There. Frank has written 12 #1 hits such as My Front Porch Looking In (Lonestar), You and I (Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gayle), and Once in a Lifetime (Alabama). Three-time nominee with Gary Baker as Duo of the Year by Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Frank’s early career included band leader and lead guitarist for Eddy Raven and playing for Marie Osmond. Frank and Billy Montana co-wrote the TAPS anthem, I’m Here for You.

Jimmy Nichols

Jimmy Nichols

Jimmy toured for more than four years with Reba McEntire and seven years with Faith Hill as musical director for both. He recorded with Elton John, Lee Ann Womack, and Andy Griggs, Keith Urban, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina and others. Jimmy performed for 2008 Inauguration of President G.W. Bush. Founder and president of Black River Music Group, launching the careers of Opry regular, Sarah Darling, and award-winning songwriter, Josh Osborn. Jimmy has appeared in two movies including Momentum Picture’s 2017 release, Wheeler, with Steven Dorff.


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018, COLORADO SPRINGS, Stargazer Theatre, Colorado Springs – Watch this space for more details! 

The Colorado Celebrity Classic is made possible by our amazing volunteers, Title Sponsor, and the 125+ private companies and individuals who donate products and services, and our Executive Committee, led by Directors Lynne and Bo Cottrell.  

We are grateful to be part of TAPS and to help the families of America’s fallen heroes.