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June 10, 2004 - Patron Party for 4th Annual First American State Bank Fitness Festival

Where: First American State Bank in Greenwood Village

When: June 10, 2004

Beneficiary: First American State Bank Fitness Festival supports the Cherry Creek School District and the Community Asset Project

Grand Marshal(s): Bazi Kanani of 9NEWS and David Diaz-Infante, former Denver Bronco

Presenting Sponsor(s): First American State Bank

Gala Chairperson(s): Kristina and Jay Davidson

Honorary Chairperson(s): Dr. Monte Moses, Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools

Corporate Chairperson(s): Jean Galloway of Galloway Group and Nick Lepetsos of First American State Bank

Committee Members: Corporate: Carol and Robert Aronowitz, Gail Haun, Walt and Georgia Imhoff, Kay Fair, Scottie Iverson, Emmett Duemke

Catering: Epicurean Catering

Music: Peter and Anne Leigh

Sponsors: Platinum: Bonfils Blood Center and Denver Tech Center; Gold: Infinity of Denver, Centennial Medical Center and Tim Trout

Attendance: 60

Special Thanks: Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florists

Information: Log onto www.fasbfitnessfestival.com for information, register online at www.active.com or call Innovative Events @ 720.981.3060

Event Coordinator: Sue Ellen Goss at Innovative Events

Blacktie Photos by: Elizabeth Byrnes

 Robin Kovash of Jones & Keller, left, Doug Laub, President of the Bonfils Blood Foundation and Kristina and Jay Davidson, the event chairs.  Jay is President of First American State Bank, the title sponsor of the 4th Annual Fitness Festival.
Robin Kovash of Jones & Keller, left, Doug Laub, President of the Bonfils Blood Foundation and Kristina and Jay Davidson, the event chairs. Jay is President of First American State Bank, the title sponsor of the 4th Annual Fitness Festival.
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First American State Bank, presenter of the 4th Annual Fitness Festival, officially started the “clock” for the 5K run/walk with a recognition party, honoring the sponsors on June 10th at their offices in Greenwood Village.

In addition to First American State Bank as title sponsor, the Fitness Festival has platinum sponsors including Bonfils Blood Center and the Denver Tech Center. Gold level sponsors are Infinity of Denver, Centennial Medical Center and Tim Trout.

“First American State Bank is proud to be the title sponsor of the Fitness Festival for the fourth year,” said Jay Davidson, CEO and Chairman of the Board, event co-chair along with his wife Kristina. “The proceeds go to make our community stronger thorough the Community Asset Project and the work of the school district. We are hopeful other companies will join us to make this year bigger and even better.”

There will be 3,000 families, friends and supporters participating in this fun-filled day of exercise, complete with great food, entertainment, and local sports players. In the first year of the 5K/walk $32,000 was raised, in 2002, the figure almost doubled to $60,000, in 2003, $65,000 was raised and the goal for this year is $75,000.

The 2004 grand marshals are Bazi Kanani, 9NEWS Anchor and David Diaz-Infante, former Denver Bronco. Corporate co-chairs are Jean Galloway, President of the Galloway Group and Nick Lepetsos, Vice President of First American State Bank. The Corporate committee includes Carol and Robert Aronowitz, Gail Haun, Walt and Georgia Imhoff, Kay Fair, Scottie Iverson and Emmett Duemke.

“This is a magical event because the families as a whole are involved,” said Galloway. “I am proud to say that my kids went through the Cherry Creek School district and now my grandson will be starting in the fall!”

Honorary Chair is Dr. Monte Moses, Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools. “We are all so proud to be a part of this Fitness Festival and grateful that the Community Asset Project will benefit from it,” Dr. Moses told the intimate gathering. “This 5K/walk has become the “unofficial kick-off” for the beginning of the school season.” Students throughout the Cherry Creek School District will benefit from the Fitness Festival. Net proceeds go to the Community Asset Project, a priority focus of the Cherry Creek Schools. The mission of the Community Asset Project is to enrich young people’s lives with developmental assets that lead to healthy, caring and responsible adults. Developing positive assets is a proven deterrent to negative behavior, such as alcohol and drug abuse and acts of violence. Mark Saturday, August 28, 2004 on your calendars. Registration begins at 8:30am and festivities get under way at 9am with a series of aerobic exercise. Physical fitness experts and nutritionists from Greenwood Athletic Club will be available to answer questions. The 5K/walk begins at 10:00am at Westlands Park and takes you through the Greenwood Village area, ending up at Crescent Park, adjacent to First American State Bank. That is where the party begins, with great entertainment and tasty food provided by Yia Yia’s Eurocafe, Tony’s Meats and Specialty Foods, Il Fornaio, Morton’s Steakhouse DTC, The Wellshire Inn, Starbucks, Strings, Tosh’s Too, Cool River Café, Robinson Dairy and Cheesy Jane’s.

For more information, call Sue Ellen Goss at Innovative Events, Inc. 720.981.3060.

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