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June 21, 2012 - FASB Fitness Festival Gears Up for Their 12th Year

What: Patron party for First American State Bank Fitness Festival

Where: First American State Bank offices

When: Thursday, June 21, 2012

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Beneficiary: Community Asset Project

Master of Ceremonies: Creigh Kelley, USA Running Hall of Fame inductee

Grand Marshal(s): for the Fitness Festival: Chris Klug

Presenting Sponsor(s): First American State Bank--Jay and Kristina Davidson

Gala Chairperson(s): Patron party co-chairs: Debbie Lepetsos and Frances Owens

Corporate Chairperson(s): Nick Lepetsos, Kristina Davidson; Corporate committee: Jay Davidson, Bill Fisher, Michelle Houchens, Greg Imhoff, Charles McNeil, Lyn & Michael Schaffer MD

Founders: Jay and Kristina Davidson

Co-Chair(s): Fitness Festival co-chairs: Lyn and Dr. Michael Schaffer

Committee Members: Shawna Allen, Katie Behnke, Edie Bell, Candy Bhappu, Dana Brandorff, Lt. Randy Corbitt, Michelle Davidson, Wendy DeBell, Sharon Downing, Stephen Edmonds, Karen Fisher, Janice Fritsch, Barbara Greene, Brenda Holben, Michelle Houchens, Stacy Johnson, Creigh Kelley, Shannon Koch, Debbie Lepetsos, Barbara Lubbers, Janise McNally, Sally Milian, Renee Ortiz, Frances Owens, Sara Schaffer, Dr. Scott Siegfried, Deb Smith, Lonnie Somers, Herminia Vigil, Sara Wald, Quinn Washington, Dawn Whaley

President(s): Nick Lepetsos, president of FASB and corporate co-chair

Catering: Biscuits & Berries

Sponsors: Title Sponsor: Jay and Kristina Davidson, First American State Bank; Healthy Lifestyle Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Dubin, Rocky Vista University; Wellness Sponsor: Mike Cummins, Kaiser Permanente; Platinum Sponsors: Bob and Gerri Sweeney, Kenneth King Foundation; Bob Knowling, The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth and Eagle Landing Partners; Fred Vierra, the Vierra Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors: Karen Fisher, Fisher Capital Partners; Charlie and Judy McNeil, NexGen; Dave Dixon, Cherry Creek Shopping Center; Margot and Allan Frank; Silver Sponsors: John Benson and Tom Herrington, Investment Trust Company; Lyn and Dr. Michael Schaffer; Aspenwood Dental; Biscuits and Berries; CHFA; First Integrity Trust Company; High Sierra Energy; JHL Constructors; Jones & Keller; Kentwood Company; Rothberger, Johnson & Lyons; Service Solutions; The Faught Foundation; Walt Imhoff; Fitness Sponsor: Barbara Lubbers, Greenwood Athletic & Tennis Club; Presenting Media Sponsors: Gerri Sweeney, The Villager; Colorado Expression; Community Sponsors: Goldsmith Metro District

Attendance: 75

Attire: Business

Hors D'Oeuvres:: Italian artisan antipasto display, cheddar biscuit with Pancetta, bacon wrapped beef tenderloin, Brie and cherry crostada, black truffle mac n' cheese, chocolate, vanilla and lemon cake pops

Board of Directors: Jennifer Churchfield, Jay Davidson, Kristina Davidson, Charles McNeil, Lyn Schaffer, David Thomson

 Major sponsor Dr. Bruce Dubin of Rocky Vista University with FF co-founder Kristina Davidson
Major sponsor Dr. Bruce Dubin of Rocky Vista University with FF co-founder Kristina Davidson

There isn't a more noble cause than promoting a healthy lifestyle--working toward that goal promotes fitness, positive thinking and productive behavior. There's no room in that scenario for drugs, alcohol abuse or violent behavior, and so in promoting this mission, the First American State Bank Fitness Festival helps participants both immediately and long-term.

Co-founders Jay and Kristina Davidson (he's the CEO of First American State Bank) have been perfecting this incredible event over the past 12 years and have raised more than $765,000 up to this year. An announcement was made at the patron party on Thursday, held for sponsors and supporters at FASB in Greenwood Village, that the event is surpassing the $143,000 mark in corporate fundraising revenue for this year, a new record.

Proceeds fund the Community Asset Project (CAP), which is a partner with the Cherry Creek School District. The Festival includes the officially timed Rocky Vista University 5K walk/run and the Kaiser Permanente 1K fitness walk, plus food samplings from some of the top restaurants, entertainment, silent auction and other surprises. The grand marshal for this year's event is Olympic snowboarder Chris Klug.

The patron party was a great way for supporters to be thanked and recognized. Emcee Creigh Kelley, a USA Running Hall of Fame inductee, set the pace. Fitness Festival co-chair Lyn Schaffer said a few words of thanks, along with Jay Davidson and other major sponsors--Dr. Bruce Dubin of Rocky Vista University and Mike Cummins of Kaiser Permanente . Cherry Creek Schools Superintendent Mary Chesley joined in giving kudos for all the festival does for students and their families.

The Festival will be on Saturday September 8 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Crescent Park in Greenwood Village (Belleview and DTC Boulevard). Silent auction items will also be available on Blacktie-Colorado beginning August 1.

You can find more information and register at, or at the FASB in person at 8390 East Crescent Parkway; Runners Roost at 1685 S. Colorado Blvd., 6554 S. Parker Rd. and 9994 Commons St.; and Boulder Running Company  at 8505 E. Arapahoe Rd.

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