Dining Out For Life – Thursday, April 28

More than 250 restaurants in Denver and Boulder will generously donate a portion of their sales from breakfast, lunch and dinner to Dining Out For Life, benefiting Project Angel Heart.
For more information and a list of participating restaurants, click here.

Pedal The Plains Route Announced!

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Visits Southeastern Colorado in 2016
On Wed., April 27, 2016, in the West Foyer of the State Capitol, Governor John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post Community Foundation announced the 2016 route for Pedal The Plains. Now in its 5th year, an estimated 1,000 riders will spin through southeast Colorado covering 151 miles over the course of 3 days. From September 16 to 18, participants will visit the host communities of Ordway, Fowler, and LaJunta, while touring a number of scenic, historical and agricultural stops along the way.
“The bar is high for our fifth Pedal The Plains,” said Governor Hickenlooper. “Every year this event gets better and we’re looking forward to celebrating our frontier heritage, exploring our Eastern Plains communities and raising funds to benefit tomorrow’s agricultural leaders.”
Billed as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains is set in the heart of western agriculture, and includes a Century Ride and a Family Fun Ride. Proceeds from the ride benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of the Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H. In addition, Pedal The Plains will award a separate grant to each of the three host communities for an organization or community initiative of their choice.
For more information and to register for The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bike Tour, click here.  

All Aboard!

Lottery Registration Opens for The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train on Sunday, May 8, 2016
Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 8 to enter the lottery for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Train trip to the world famous “Daddy of ’em All” rodeo! This western tradition takes place on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
This is such a popular, unique experience that an online lottery determines the guests each year. The lottery registration is open Sunday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 18 for the 2016 trip. Lottery winners will be notified of their selection by June 1, 2016. All details and requirements can be found on the Cheyenne Frontier Days Train website.
The memorable day includes breakfast and dinner on the train, a parade in Cheyenne, a catered BBQ lunch, and tickets to the world famous Daddy of ’em All rodeo. The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train is presented by MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation. Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.
For more information on The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train, click here

Arts & Culture and Children & Youth Grantees

We would like to congratulate and recognize the following nonprofit agencies who recently received grants in recognition of their dedication to Arts & Culture and Children & Youth:

Thank you to the following agencies for sending these photos! Art Students League of Denver (photo 1); Butterfly Pavilion (photo 2); Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) (photo 3); and Special Olympics Colorado (photo 4).

Congratulations to Reach Out and Read Colorado

Congratulations to Reach Out and Read Colorado for their great work in promoting literacy to the youth in our community. We were proud to recognize their $5,000 grant on March 7, 2016 at The Denver Post Pen & Podium Lecture Series featuring bestselling author, Bill Bryson.
Pictured from left to right: Megan Wilson, executive director of Reach Out and Read Colorado; author Bill Bryson; and Tracy Ulmer, executive director of The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Pen & Podium Series

We are proud to welcome author, T.C. Boyle to Pen & Podium on Monday, May 2. This event is sold out, click here for more information.