Hey Teachers, Register Your Schools!

The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019. In order for students to participate in this year’s Bee, their school must have been registered with the Scripps National Spelling Bee no later than December, 16, 2018. February 21, 2019 is the deadline to register with The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee.

 

Congratulations to Reach Out and Read Colorado

On Monday, November 12, 2018, The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series welcomed bestselling author, Amor Towles to the stage. Prior to his lecture, Mr. Towles joined The Denver Post Community Foundation in presenting a $5,000 grant to Reach Out and Read Colorado, a nonprofit organization that works to give young people a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.
In the check presentation photo, from left to right is Author, Amor Towles; from Reach Out and Read Colorado is Jessica LeMaire, Rebecca Oehl, and Executive Director Meredith Hintz; and from The Denver Post Community Foundation is Stacy Schafer.

Congratulations to Colorado FFA Foundation

The Denver Post Community Foundation and The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour were proud to present a $7,000 grant to the Colorado FFA Foundation on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Bennett, CO. This grant will go towards the Jacket for Everyone program, which helps students all across Colorado have access to an FFA jacket to complete their official dress.

During Pedal The Plains, the Blue Jackets were seen everywhere. FFA members provided the lunches each day and were all along the route ensuring cyclists were having a great time. They ended the PTP Tour handing out medals and cold FFA towels as folks crossed the finish line. The Colorado FFA Foundation State Officers and Don Thorn, Colorado FFA Foundation Executive Director, accepted the check from Deirdre Moynihan, Pedal The Plains Tour Director (not pictured) and Stacy Schafer, Communications and Grants Manager of The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Get Ready To Pedal The Plains – Sept. 14 – 16

The 2018 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour, presented by Viaero Wireless, is a great way to conclude Colorado’s cycling season. The 7th Annual PTP Tour, Friday through Sunday, September 14 – 16, will highlight three unique and welcoming communities: Kiowa, Bennett and Limon. Cyclists will have opportunities to meet alpacas, travel past wheat farms that supply wheat across the country, travel through Genoa to see the World Wonder View Tower (Day One Century Ride), partake in the Great Mustang Gravel 100 to see the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary, pass by bison farms and visit the Paint Mines in Calhan.
The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the State of Colorado. This one-of-a-kind annual cycling event began in 2012 and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s eastern plains. Described by the Governor as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders in an educational and recreational experience.
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of the Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H. For more information and to register for the Tour, click here. See more below. 

Passport To The Arts Fall 2018

The Denver Post Passport To The Arts Fall 2018 packages are on-sale now for just $165 (a value of more than $275). Don’t miss four of Denver’s best shows this Fall:

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
OKLAHOMA! | Denver Center Theatre Company | Stage Theatre

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION WITH YOUR COLORADO SYMPHONY | Colorado Symphony | Boettcher Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
LOVE NEVER DIES | Denver Center Attractions | Buell Theatre

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA | Opera Colorado | The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

 

If you have any questions, please call 303-954-2972 or email dpcommunity@denverpost.com

Congratulations to all Pedal The Plains Participants

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour 2018 was another great ride. The hospitality from the host communities Kiowa, Bennett, and Limon, was so impressive and appreciated. We are grateful to all the volunteers who gave their time and talents to ensure a great experience to the cyclists. Thank you also to the Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H for their hard work over the weekend.

Round 3 is Angelina Holm’s Final Run at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Angelina Holm, The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee State Champion, did a great job at the National Bee but unfortunately did not earn enough points from her written test plus her two oral words to advance to today’s finals. We are proud of her efforts and dedication and she will always be the 2018 Denver Post Colorado State Champion! Angelina won as a 6th grader, so we have no doubt we will see this smart young lady again.

Sixteen of the 42 finalists were RSVBees which means they paid an entry fee to participate in the National Bee. This is the first year the Scripps National Spelling Bee has offered this option to spellers, who were either local school champs or past National Spelling Bee participants. Three are from Colorado. You can watch the Finals part 1 on ESPN2 today starting at 8:30 a.m. MST and then Finals part 2 which airs live on ESPN starting at 6:30 p.m. MST.

 

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Season To Share Accepting LOIs From Local Nonprofit Agencies

The LOI opportunity is now closed. Selected organizations will receive an invite to apply on September 6, 2018. If your organization is not selected, you will receive a decline email on September 6 as well. Inquiries about your status will not be answered until this email is sent to you.

Pen & Podium Literary Series – 2018/19 Authors Announced

 
For the 2018/19 Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series, we are excited to welcome George Saunders on 9/24/18; Amor Towles on 11/12/18; Celeste Ng on 1/28/19; Louise Penny on 3/9/19; and David McCullough on 4/29/19.
The 2018/19 Season is Sold Out. You can call the Newman Center Box Office at 303.871.7720 or email newmanboxoffice@du.edu to be placed on a wait-list for any tickets that might be returned for lectures next season.
The Denver Post Pen & Podium is sponsored by Northwestern MutualProceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to register, click here

Register for the 2018 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour

 

Don’t miss out! There are a few spots remaining for the 33rd annual Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour. With 418 miles of majestic views and 25,935′ elevation gain over 6 days, this ride is sure to be an adventure in every direction. New this year is an opportunity to Ride One Day of Ride The Rockies – The  Steamboat Loop on June 12. Ride 48.9 miles with +/- 3370 elevation gain to experience a taste of what Ride The Rockies is all about. Click here for more information on the One Day ride.
The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is presented by FlexentialProceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to register, click here