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November, 01 2008 - 100 year anniversary of The Children’s Hospital - "Rooted in Tradition"

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Tasha McCoy and Frank Dean greet the gala guests A glass of champaigne awaits the guests at the 2008 The Children's Hospital Gala Jeff & Jennifer Darling (l) with Scott & Virginia Reiman Les & Jeannette Lee (l) with John & Carrie Morgridge
Wendy & Steve Warnecke The Children's Hospital President and CEO, Jim Shmerling (l) with Maria & Craig Ponzio, Board Chair Janie Stoddard, left, Dinner Chair, and Kristin Richardson, Gala Chair Stephanie Melton (l) with Tommi McHugh, Peggy Warner and Selena Silva
Wendy & Joe Pepper (l) with Dick Saunders and Jeanne Portmann President and CEO of The Children's Hospital Foundation, Steve Winesett and Kim Winesett Auction Chairs, Kirsten Hamling (l), and Mary Smith with Bridget Grier Sandy Wolf - Yearick and Walter Yearick
Kristen & Marc Holtzman Event manager Jen Miller (l), with volunteers Alexis Anthony, Dan Casey and Beth Petersen Darci & Jack Overstreet, next year's Gala Chairs Steve Farber and Mary Smith
Stephanie & Chris Comfort (l) with Laurie & Peter Korneffel Mile & Jan Cortez (l) with John Osborn Maureen McDonald and David Baker The Children's Hospital Foundation board member, Steve Farber (l) with Blair Richardson, Gala Chair
Tom & Tammy Krause (l) with John & Kelly McKillop Judie Davidson-Seidel and Shelly Seidel with Marian Rosen Sean Mandel (l), Christina Wright, Sharon Rosen, Ricki Rest and Marian Rosen Ricki and Dave Rest
Sam Fishbein (l) and Lee Fishbein Jodi Brooks, CBS4 and Marsha Alpert Gordon Reinert and Carmela Weber Chris White models a handsome timepiece from Hyde Park Jewelers
Shannon Gervasini (l) and Dananne Solomon Dr. Dean Prina (l) with Therese Ivancovieh-Sissel and Greg Sissel and Doug Askam A beautiful ice sculpture, with the theme "Rooted in Tradition" decorates the buffet A very fine auction item from Kacey Fine Furniture
A look at just a few of the many silent auction items that filled the room O.C. O'Connell and Mark Donovian Carol Tarter Petersen with Charles Goldstein from Neiman Marcus Will & Jessica Snider from 1st Western Trust Bank
Janice Woods (l), Wendy Morrison Sulzer and Julie Wham Susan & Dr. Donald Leung (l) with Dr. Erwin & Adele Gelfand Good friends Ashley Hashimoto(l) and Molly Broeren, both on the dinner committee Volunteers Kelsey Gryniewicz (l) and Lindsay Mohrman
Volunteer Colleen Lade The Children's Hospital Ambassador, Tiana Isaac with her mom, Tiffany Isaac (l) and grandmother, Talanda Young - Bovie The Children's Hospital Ambassadors - (back row l to r) Austin Peterman, Tiana Isaac, Eliseo Banuelos and Shania Crumrine; (front row) Emily Bartlett and Kelly O'Leary Vivian Carlson (l) and Andi Leahey
Debbie & Dr. Jim Shmerling, President and CEO of The Children's Hospital A couple of guests admire the selection of guitars ready for the Steve Miller Band performance The Children's Hospital Ambassadors have the honor of lighting the giant 100 anniversary cake The Children's Hospital Ambassadors begin the evenings celebration
Colorado Rockies Manager Clint Hurdle gives one of many toasts to celebrate The Children's Hospital 100th anniversary Bruce & Marcy Benson are honored with a toast during the evening Another toast from Colorado Rockies Manager, Clint Hurdle as The Children's Hospital Ambassador, Emily Bartlett shares the spotlight Smiles and applause from a supportive audience
Colorado Rockies Manager, Clint Hurdle and The Children's Hospital Ambassador kids blow out the 100 candles on the big anniversary cake Coach Clint Hurdle and The Children's Hospital Ambassadors pose as they are surrounded by cameras and flashes.. and lots of proud parents Kristin and Blair Richardson, Gala Chairs, come out on stage with Liam Orlando, who was featured in a special video presentation Emcee Jodi Brooks from CBS4 addresses the guests
Emcee Molly Hughes from CBS4 informs the crowd that it's time to raise those paddles Brett and Scott from Ace in the Hole Auctions get the live auction under way with emcee Jodi Brooks ready to assist Steve Winesett "rides" in on the first item up for auction, a 2008 Harley Davidson Models Danyelle Adair and Justin Holle, from Maximum Talent are set to promote a fabulous trip to the Kentucky Derby on the live auction
Chris White and Shelby Britton, from the Denver Broncos, model some elegant watches and diamond jewelry that are part of a "Hollywood Experience" up for auction Gregg Stone with Kuni Lexus presents the keys to a 2009 Lexus to Paul Wissmann, who was the winning bidder for this elegant live auction item The room was filled with generous guests wishing to donate during the paddle raiser eTown's Nick Forster takes the stage to introduce the evening's rocking entertainment, the Steve Miller Band
An adorable Liam Orlando is surrounded by the lovely Molly Hughes and Jodi Brooks from CBS4 The evening's gracious emcees, Molly Hughes and Jodi Brooks from CBS4 Jodi Brooks and Molly Hughes from CBS4 model their stunning gowns that were designed for them for the gala by Brooks Ltd. of Denver This enthusiatic crowd filled the dance floor as the Steve Miller Band came on stage to entertain
Steve Miller Band A little guitar jamming from the Steve Miller Band The man himself, Steve Miller  
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