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August 25, 2012 - The Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance

What: The Morgan Adams Foundation raises money and awareness on behalf of children affected with cancer

Where: TAC Air, Centennial Airport

When: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $150

Beneficiary: The Morgan Adams Foundation

Host(s): Centennial Airport: Robert Olislagers; Century Link: Susan Roberts; TAC Air: Dan Bryant

Honoree(s): The Ambassadors: Will (2003), Caitlin (2004), Aaron (2005), Christian (2006), Whitney (2007), Tayler (2008), Eli (2009), Myles (2010), Grace (2011), and Kuhu (2012)

EMCEE: Gary Shapiro, 9 News

Founders: Steven Adams and Joan Slaughter, Morgan's parents

Committee Members: Jill Copeland, Cali Dietrich, Steve Hawthorne, Julie King, Debbie Walters, Rachelle Montanaro, John Milton, Deb Gorney, Jim Walters, Joe Thibodeau, Terry Dennett

Welcome: Joan Slaughter

Speaker: Scott Elrod

Libations: Beverage Distrubutors Corp, RedBull, LaVazza Coffee, Reddy Ice

Catering: Blue Bell Creameries, Chocolove, City Bakery, Cravings, Garcias, Italco Food Products, Japon, Linger, Ooey Gooey, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Serendipity, Simms Steakhouse, Willie G's Seafood & Steaks

Music: Flat Out Jazz

Sponsors: Best in Show: Newmont Mining; Luxury Sponsors: Wonderbound, Chubb Collector Car Insurance; Grand Touring Sponsors: 5280 Magazine, Beverage Distributors, Century Link, Centennial Airport, Hein & Associates LLP, Noble Energy, TAC Air; War Bird Sponsors: American Airlines, Bouquets, CoBiz Wealth, Lighting Services, Inc, Murray Motor Imports, Oster Jewelers, RHW Media, Sill-TerHar Motors, Scuderia Rampante; Coupe Sponsors: Airways Express, EKS&H, Ferrari of Denver, Kitchen Distributors, Mulitmedia Audio Visual, Meguiar's Inc, Rocky Vista University

Auctioneer: Don Martin

Menu: Guests enjoyed a variety of foods from a selection of fine Denver restaurants

Attendance: 1,200

Attire: Business casual

Florist: Bouquets

Event Coordinator: Julie King

Planning Committee: Bill Bollendonk, Sue Carney, Matt Crouse, Bari DeJaynes, Terry Johnson, Neal Hutchinson, Neil Jones, Charlotte Lawson, Paul Lemieux, Paula Millard, Erika Napoletano, Jim Peterson, Norm Pettit, Cindi Pollet, Julie Shuck, Haley Smith, Sonya Unrein, Jackie Worden

Decor/Rental Company: Bari DeJaynes Art & Design; Shum Prats

Board of Directors: Gail Fawcett, President; Kay Griffin, Treasurer; Bari DeJaynes; Keith Redmond; Brian Winn; Brett Derosier (In Memoriam)

Blacktie Photos by: Janet Snell-Bergeon

 Ambassador Aaron shows how the chip technology has allowed him to attend law school
Ambassador Aaron shows how the chip technology has allowed him to attend law school

The 10th Annual Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance was held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at TAC Air at Centennial Airport. This unique event featured an incredible display of rare, collectible vintage and modern aircraft, automobiles and motorcycles, as well as a mini airshow with pilots displaying skillful aerobatics that kept the guests enthralled. 

There was a fantastic silent auction of luxury goods, followed by a live auction conducted by auctioneer Don Martin, featuring travel, transportation and dining packages, as well as an evening out with Scott Elrod, one of the hosts of the evening and an actor who has been on CSI:NY and Days of Our Lives.  The event brought together over 1,200 guests to the premiere social event of Centennial Airport!

Fine dining was provided by a selection of restaurants from the Denver area, including delicious dinner options from Cravings 5-star catering, Garcia's Mexican Restaurant, Italco Food Products, Inc, Japon, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Serendipity, Simms Steakhouse, and Willie G's Seafood & Steaks.  Guests were able to satisfy their sweet tooth with delectable baked goods from Ooey Gooey and City Bakery, an ice cream station from Blue Bell Creameries, and chocolate bars from Chocolove.  Libations were provided by Beverage Distributors Corp, and LaVazza Coffee provided the finishing touch to the dinner.

Guests were entertained by the music of Flat Out Jazz, and then 9 news morning anchor Gary Shapiro started off the evening program with the introduction of Joan Slaughter, one of the founders of the Morgan Adams Foundation.  The foundation raises funds for children's cancer research in the memory of Morgan Adams, the daughter of founders Joan Slaughter and Steven Adams.  The Foundation has raised money to determine the best therapy for a particular child's tumor using 'chip' technology.  In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Concours D'Elegance, the evening featured 10 ambassadors, children and young adults who have benefitted from the use of chip technology.  The ambassadors assisted with the live auction, and inspired the audience with their personal messages about what the treatments made possible by the Morgan Adams Foundation have allowed them to do, from attending summer camp to playing the violin; from winning a spelling bee to attending law school. 

The evening wound down with a much-anticipated awards ceremony for the best automobile, aircraft, and motorcycle, and then the overall Best in Show. 

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