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June 29, 2004 - Jake Plummer Throws a Ball

What: Jake Plummer Foundation 1st Annual Bowling Ball and Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon

Where: Invesco Field at Mile High

When: Friday, June 25, 2004

Time: 6:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $250 for the two-day event

Beneficiary: Family Tree and Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter

Host(s): Jake Plummer

Master of Ceremonies: Jake Plummer

Honoree(s): Alzheimer's Association and Family Tree

EMCEE: Vic Lombardi

Executive Director: Zack Romero

Welcome: Vic Lombardi

Libations: Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado

Catering: Epicurean Catering and Sir Chocolate

Sponsors: Athletes First, Beachcomber Hot Tubs, CBS4, Cameron Winchester, Coldwell Banker- Barry & Assoc., Coors, Dodge, Durlam Design, Earls, John Elway Auto Nation, Epicurean Catering, Gatelys, Glauser Mercedes, Neujahr & Gorman Inc. Petrocelli-Haarer Inc., Integer, 850 KOA, An’s Lemongrass Grille, Mile High Magazine, New Image Promotions, Plumbline Services, Qwest, Rhino Sports, Robertson Griege & Thoele, Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado, TDC Interiors, Trice Jewelers, Total Sports Management, Under Armour Performance Apparel, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos

Attendance: 200

Attire: Casual

Information: www.jakeplummerfoundation.org

Event Coordinator: Zack Romero

Blacktie Photos by: Janet Woods

 The boys:  Zack Romero and Jake Plummer getting ready to rumble.
The boys: Zack Romero and Jake Plummer getting ready to rumble.
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Janet Woods

It was a sport lovers dream come true at the Jake Plummer Foundation Bowling Ball on Friday, June 25, 2004. Over 200 people showed up to mingle with the Bronco’s quarterback and other Broncos players and to learn more about the foundation that helps the young and old alike. Jake’s Bowling Ball was an entertaining evening of sporting decadence. As guests enjoyed the cocktail hour on the club level of Invesco Field at Mile High, they were tantalized by games galore. There were video games being played on large screen televisions surrounded by plush leather chairs- just the way all video games should be enjoyed, and there were ping-pong tables, Golden Tee arcade games, billiards and basketball. To heighten the ambiance for the sports enthusiasts, there was an opulent wine and cigar bar. Guests also browsed the sports memorabilia that was part of the silent auction. Epicurean catering was there to provide hand-passed hors d’ouevres and the smorgasbord dinner that consisted of everything from sushi to pizza, and pastas to steak. For the daring, there was a karaoke stage where the talented and talent-challenged could sing their hearts out. CBS4 sportscaster Vic Lombardi helped Emcee the event while he roamed around challenging people to up their bids in the silent auction as well as tried to get someone to karaoke with Jake. After the extravagant buffet dinner, the live auction began. The auction included an array of fabulous items. One luxurious item up for bid was a fabulous Mercedes European Delivery experience donated by Glauser Mercedes. The trip included a five-night stay in Germany, starting in Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz museum, followed by picking up a new Mercedes at the Sindelfingen Delivery Center. The five-day trip through the Black Forest and the Austrian Alps concluded with the new car being shipped back home to the US for the lucky bid winner. For those that wanted to stay in the country, there was an Ultimate Bronco fan weekend for a chance to travel to an away game and stay at the Bronco’s team hotel, a day in the life of a sportscaster with the crew from 850 KOA and a Super Bowl weekend experience attending not only the game but some of the most dazzling parties football has to offer. Established in 1999, The Jake Plummer Foundation helps abused and troubled children and also raises awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. The annual event, previously held in Arizona, is an opportunity to get people together to bowl for a good cause. “The support that I have received this past year from the Denver community has been overwhelming. To show my sincere gratitude, I am proud to announce our first annual Celebrity Bowl-O-Rama in Denver. This event is the perfect way to come together as a community to have some fun and raise money for the Family Tree and the Alzheimer’s Association. I am looking forward to a great time for everybody,” said the host of the evening, Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer. The evening ended at 10:30 so that everyone could get prepared for the competition that would heat up the next day. Bowlers had a chance to win a car at the Celebrity Bowling Tournament featuring Jake and other celebrities playing with the children from the Family Tree and patients and caregivers from the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. About the organizations supported by the Jake Plummer Foundation: Since 1976, Family Tree has provided a broad range of services to families and youth from metro Denver to help overcome domestic violence, homelessness and other family crises. Family Tree’s mission is to help people be safe, strong and self-reliant. For more information visit www.thefamilytree.org The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter is the premier source of information and support for over 62,000 Coloradoans with Alzheimer's disease. Through its statewide network of offices, the Association offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers. The Association represents the interest of those with the disease and their families on Alzheimer-related issues before federal, state and local government, and with health and long-term care providers. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, support programs, research and treatments, visit www.alzrockymtn.org.

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