About Josh Blue: Blue resides in Denver and was the 2006 winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Having Cerebral Palsy, many of his jokes center around living with his disability, how he deals with it, and how other people view him. He was the first comedian to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He is a Paralympics Soccer Team player, and fine artist. Sale of the piece benefits United Cerebral Palsy Colorado. www.joshblue.com
About the Artist: Gina Klawitter is an artist explorer, interpreter and inventor who seeks to find and express joy through her art. From murals to portraits, her art has been purchased and commissioned by patrons across the United States. www.AliveonCanvas.com
About Wine in the Pines: This benefit for UCP Colorado has justifiably earned the reputation of a premier wine and culinary event. As with fine wine, age and dedication have become the evolutionary ingredients that have turned Wine in the Pines into one of the most elegant, enchanting and exciting events anywhere. Inspired by Kelly Smith, the daughter of founders Mike and Margaret Smith, owners of Dillon Ridge Liquors, Wine in the Pines is a fundraiser held each of the last 25 years to help support UCP Colorado, a non-profit organization which serves nearly 29,000 Colorado children, adults and families through early education, employment and family support services. Join us as we celebrate our 26th Year! Indulge in some of Colorado's most savory cuisine prepared flawlessly by Keystone's foremost chefs, paired with exquisite wines from around the world. This extraordinary gathering of culinary talents, discriminating wines and unmatched entertainment and atmosphere are all assembled to celebrate this premiere epicurean event! Wine in the Pines is October 23-24, 2009, Keystone Resort. Tickets are available online at www.wineinthepines.org or locally starting September 1, 2009 at Dillon Ridge Liquors in Dillon, Colorado.
About UCP Colorado: A 63 year old non-profit organization which serves nearly 29,000 Colorado children, adults and families through early education, employment and family support services. Located in Lowry, the 61,000+ square foot building houses UCP launched Vanguard Classical School, Employment Works, the Kyle E. Fisher Early Childhood Development Center and UCP Colorado's umbrella of Statewide Family Support Services.
Last year, UCPCO helped nearly 29,000 Coloradoans
742 Children received help though Early Education
4,100 Teens and Adults received help through Employment Services
24,080 people received help through statewide family support, information and referral services
Eighty seven cents of every dollar goes directly into programs and services
Agency donations qualify for The Colorado Childcare Tax Credit
1,969 volunteers donated 89,438 hours of service
CP Launched Vanguard Classical Charter School
Learn more at www.cpco.org, 303-691-9339
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Early Education, Employement and Statewide Information and Referal Services for nearly 29,000 www.cpco.org CP Launched Charter School