Outward Bound Fundraiser: "Black Tie and Tennis Shoes." Guests were invited to dress formally from the waist up, and in the "roughing it" mode from the waist down, so they could use the rope bridges, zip lines, and climbing walls and ropes, yet still be stylishly attired for their gourmet dinner. Live and silent auctions, music, and dancing capped this unusual evening attended by business and civic leaders.
“Wines for Life.” This Cancer Society fundraiser gave guests the opportunity to sample vintages from many wineries, and food from many Denver restaurants. They also bid on rare and exotic wines and spirits in the live auction.
“Nordstrom Readiness Day.” Nordstrom Park Meadows staged this exhibition promoting public safety, in cooperation with local police, fire, and health care agencies. Kids got to try on firefighter gear, and squirt targets with fire extinguishers. The highlight
of the day was the landing of the St. Anthony’s “Flight for Life” helicopter in the parking lot.
Nordstrom President’s Cup Rally. Blake Nordstrom presented the company’s highest award to the Park Meadows store, which had the largest sales increase of the company’s 94 full-line stores in 2004. It was an exuberant celebration for employees.
Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefiting the Metro Community Provider Network. MCPN is a non-profit organization, which provides basic health care to uninsured people.
Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau "Salute to Tourism Stars" Gala. A banquet honoring people for outstanding contributions to Denver tourism.
United Way "Hands on Denver." More than 300 volunteers worked through a rainy night to frame six new homes for disadvantaged families.