On April 28, Morton’s in LoDo hosted its 5th Annual Wine Tasting to benefit Tennyson Center for Children, one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading treatment centers for victims of child abuse, and the Third Way Center, one of Denver’s largest and most highly respected treatment centers for high-risk, homeless, mentally ill and disadvantaged youth.
The wine was flowing, the food was spectacular and some of Denver’s brightest stars were in attendance, including Bob and Claudia Beauprez, LaFawn Biddle, Bill and Julie Clark (of Baby Einstein fame), former first lady Frances Owens and her daughter Monica, and our very own Katherine Davis and Laura Love (see photo).
The event, which included both a silent and a live auction, featured fabulous wines from a dozen exclusive vintners along with Morton’s premium fare. Items up for auction included a winery visit and tasting for four at the Joseph Phelps Vineyards, an in-home three-course dinner for eight prepared by Morton’s executive chef, a 3-liter bottle of wine autographed by Avalanche and Nuggets players, as well as jewelry, vacations, wines, spa packages and more.
The event raised more than $72,000 for the two centers. An outstanding sum, no doubt, but the organizations can always use more. With that in mind, here comes the unabashed plug for your support – please take a minute to visit their Web sites at http://www.childabuse.org/ and http://www.thirdwaycenter.org/.
The event coincided with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. But to make sure that Colorado’s kids are top priority every month of the year, check out the Children’s Action Agenda on Tennyson Center’s Web site – http://www.childabuse.org/ecm-caa.html. Tennyson Center and the Every Child Matters Education Fund have partnered to present this legislative agenda prepared by a coalition of children’s organizations and advocates. By signing it, you can help Colorado take a giant step toward improving the lives of all of its children.