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April 28, 2003 - Greg and Steve bring a morning of music to Douglas County

What: Concert

Where: Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch

When: April 28, 2003

Co-Chair(s): Doug Woodman and Jennie Maze

Committee Members: Harris Adams, Nancy Drege, Peg Grippe, Rhonda Lord, Lori Nelson, Norma Pelo, Marla Roper, Diana Santini, Janelle Simpliciano and Tim Yokum

Entertainment: Greg and Steve

Sponsors: Title Sponsors, Ralph Schomp, SheaHomes, Gold Sponsors, Wells Fargo, Intermountain Rural Electric Association, Silver Sponsor, Caplan and Earnest L.L.C., Green Room Sponsor, Whole Foods Market, Blue Sponsors, Maze Builders LLC, Saddles By George, Tantonka Capital Corporation, The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman P.C., Family Sponsors, PlanMatrix, Bank West, Learning Express, Western States Surveying, Ken and MaryKay Buckius, Whitney and Harris Adams, Kids DDS, Dr. Lisa J. Stimmel, Music Sponsors, Cil Klamper, Pat and Peg Grippe, bill and LuEtta Loeber, South Valley Drywall, coyote Creek PTA, Partners for Iron Horse, Acres Green Elementary, Prairie Crossing Educational Alliance, Parent Student Partnership at Cherokee Trail Elementary, In-Kind Sponsors, Colorado Community Newspapers, King Soopers, Douglas County School Newsletters and the School District Newsline, Metro Denver Child Care Resource & Refferal, buy Colorado, Castle Rock Daily Star, Founders Keepers, Messenger for The Meadows, The Meadowlark, High Plains Rider, Metzler Ranch Reporter, Woodlands Watch, Perry Park Sentinel, TidBits, Meadows Homeowners Newsletter, Castle Pines North Newsletter, South Castle Rock Connection, The Cherry Express, Metro Districts of Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch Community Association, Television Sponsor, 9News, Hotel Sponsor, Hyatt Regency, Dinner Sponsor, Pegasus Restaurant, Merchandise Sponsor, U.S. Toy Constructive Playthings

Attendance: Over 11,000 for 4 concerts

Attire: Casual

Special Thanks: The staffs at Cherry Hills Community Church and the Auditorium Theatre, Cheryl Haflich with Shea Holmes, Lisa Schomp and Paula Wiens with Ralph Schomp Automotive, Mike Vahle, DCHS, Kim Christiansen and all the folks with 9News, the Hyatt Regency Tech Center and U.S. Toy Constructive Playthings

Blacktie Photos by: Kimberly Bauersfeld

 Greg and Steve sing and dance for hundreds of Douglas County students
Greg and Steve sing and dance for hundreds of Douglas County students

By Kimberly Bauersfeld There was dancing, there was singing, there was laughter and smiles for the 8th Annual DCEF Greg and Steve Concert. Kids from all over Douglas County School District packed into the Cherry Hills Community Church April 28th for a morning of fun, excitement and positive messages.

Honorary Chair Kim Christiansen from 9News was eager to welcome guests and sing along to Greg and Steve with her son Tanner. Director of Fundraising and PR for DCEF, Linda Pelo, gave a special thanks to all of the generous sponsors before handing the microphone over the enthusiastic duo of Greg and Steve.

The four-day concert series, featuring Greg and Steve Live, sold over 11,000 tickets for the Douglas County Educational Foundation. Kids and teachers alike sang the “ABC Rock”, did the twist, chicken dance and even “went on a bear hunt” while singing and dancing together. This interactive concert presented by Greg and Steve has become a favorite for children across the country. Greg and Steve present educational and motivating music to kids in an entertaining and humorous way. They have received several awards including 7 “Parents Choice Awards” and from the energy in Cherry Hills Community Church there is no question as to why. Fast and slow songs captured the children’s attention while the playful humor entertained the adults.

All of the money raised from the four days of Greg and Steve Live will be used by the Douglas County Educational Foundation to enrich educational programs in Douglas County Schools. The Foundation was started in 1990 and has since raised over $375,000 to provide quality education and increase positive programs for students in Douglas County.

The success of the Greg and Steve Live Concerts is a small glimpse of the success the Douglas County Educational Foundation is using to expand positive educational experiences for students.

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