Submitted by Pete Tobin, Ascendent Development Corp.
The leaves are changing and football season is upon us. On September 29th, we kicked off the 2011 Mustache 4 Cash/Color 4 Kids Event. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, M4C/C4K is a fundraiser where participants either grow a mustache or add color to a streak of their hair for the first three weeks in October and get others to sponsor their efforts. The beneficiaries for this event are Byrne Urban Scholars (www.byrneurbanscholars.org) and Colorado Youth at Risk (www.coloradoyouthatrisk.org). These organizations are dedicated to working with at risk youth in Denver’s less affluent communities through scholarships, mentoring, and tutoring. These organizations make it possible for inner-city youths to compete more successfully for employment, become better qualified for further education, and contribute more productively to society.
NAIOP Developing Leaders have organized a team and participated in this event for the past two years. In 2009 & 2010, our teams have been among the Top 10 Teams each year and have raised a total of $8,784. All of the funds raised go to the beneficiaries, and myself and a number of DL’s can attest that this event not only supports a great cause, but it is a great time as well. Now that the Kick Off Party is over, there are weekly How’s it Growing Happy Hours and the event concludes with a costume party Bash featuring live entertainment.
I encourage each of you to consider participating in this year’s event, or at minimum, supporting the DL Participants. To register, go to http://www.mustache4cash.org/users/new and fill out a profile. Be sure to Select “2011 NAIOP Developing Leaders” as your team. You can also click here to see more information on the NAIOP website.
Some key dates for this year’s event are as follows:
- September 29, 2011: Kickoff Party at The Matchbox (2625 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205) from 5:30-7:30 PM
- October 6, 2011: How’s it Growing at Highland Tap & Burger (2219 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211) from 5:30-7:30 PM
- October 13, 2011: How’s it Growing at Interstate Kitchen & Bar (901 W. 10th Ave. Denver, CO 80204) from 5:30-7:30 PM
- October 22, 2011: The Bash at Temple Events Center (1595 Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80203) from 7:00-12:00 PM
Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to another successful year of NAIOP participation in this event. If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 303-551-7172.