The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Has Been Postponed to Sept. 2021

After thorough consideration and consultation regarding COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, the 2020 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour has been postponed to September 10 – 12, 2021. Click here to see a message from Governor Jared Polis. This annual cycling event is an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of Colorado and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of the Eastern Plains of Colorado. The ride creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado’s high plains.

 

Season To Share – Thank You

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2019 Denver Post Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation. The funds raised will be granted to more than 50 metro Denver nonprofit organizations that provide life changing programs for low-income children, families and individuals. These agencies work tirelessly to prepare children and youth for success in the classroom and in life; protect children and families in need with medical care; house families and individuals in need of a permanent home; and nourish those who experience hunger. Agencies will be announced at the end of March.

 

Last Chance to Purchase Holiday Passport To The Arts

Handel’s Messiah Awakening on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
This is the final week of sales for The Denver Post Holiday Passport To The Arts Handel’s Messiah Awakening available for $35 each (a $50 value). A limited amount of tickets are available for the Friday, December 20 show at 7:30 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to attend one of the best shows of the holiday season. Sales close Sunday, Dec. 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first. Purchased tickets will be mailed through the US Postal Service starting the week of Dec. 2.
 
Proceeds from The Denver Post Passport To The Arts benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to purchase, click here

The Denver Post Community Foundation

Our mission is to improve and enrich the lives of others through support of programs that benefit arts and culture, children and youth, education and literacy, and the provision of basic human services. Click here to learn more about the Foundation.

Passport To The Arts – Fall 2019

This one-of-a-kind performing arts sampler series offers patrons a diverse combination of Denver’s best music, dance, theatre and opera performances. The 2019 Fall Passport To The Arts package is just $165 for the following four great shows (valued at $199). Visit passporttothearts.com for more information.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
MISS SAIGON | Denver Center Attractions | Buell Theatre

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY No. 4 | Colorado Symphony | Boettcher Concert Hall

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
ROSSINI’S THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | Opera Colorado | The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT | Denver Center Theatre Company | Space Theatre

The Denver Post Passport To The Arts is a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, which serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs benefiting arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of basic human services. Thank you for your support! To learn more, visit denverpostcommunity.com.

8th Annual Pedal The Plains in the Books

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour – Friday, September 13 – 15. The 3-Day Tour took cyclists on a 200 mile adventure through the host communities of Lamar, Holly and Springfield in southeast Colorado.  Pedal The Plains creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado’s high plains.  pedaltheplains.com

 

Season To Share Letters of Intent Due June 30

We will be accepting Letters of Intent for the 2019/20 Denver Post Season To Share through June 30, 2019. Please visit www.seasontoshare.com for guidelines and more information. Submitting organizations will receive an email in early September indicating an invite to apply or a decline. Click here to submit your LOI. For questions, email dpcommunity@denverpost.com.

Congratulations to Angelina Holm – the 2019 Champion of The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, more than 280 of the State’s top 2nd – 8th grade spellers participated in The 79th Annual Colorado State Spelling Bee at the University of Denver’s Sturm Hall.

The morning consisted of local and regional bee winners taking a written spelling and vocabulary test to see who would advance to the afternoon oral competition. The top 29 scorers made it to the finals with Angelina Holm, a 7th grader from Denver School of the Arts, winning the competition in round 25 after spelling heliacal correctly. This is Angelina’s second year in a row to walk away as The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion. She will go on to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. in May. Second place in Saturday’s Bee went to Ben Holland, a 7th grader at Hamilton Middle School, a repeat for him from 2018 as well, and third place went to Lachlan Flanigan, a 5th grader from Cory Elementary.

Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to earn a spot on Saturday. Please join us in wishing Angelina good luck in the National Bee, we are proud of you, Angelina!

 

Read About Season To Share Grantees as Featured in The Denver Post

In each Sunday Denver Post throughout The Denver Post Season to Share presented by DaVita holiday fundraising campaign, a past metro Denver nonprofit grantee was featured. Click here to read about the great work these agencies are doing to better the lives of those in our community.

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.