Monday, December 14, 2009

Young Philanthropist Project Benefits Child Advocacy with Comedy for CASA

Pictured: YPP Members from Denver, Adams and Broomfield Counties at the Comedy for CASA Event hosted by The Denver Improv at Stapleton Northfield.

Adams & Broomfield Counties, CO – The Young Philanthropist Projects of Adams, Broomfield and Denver Counties, The Shops at Stapleton Northfield and The Denver Improv Comedy Club teamed up for a night of laughter, prizes and child advocacy with its inaugural Comedy for CASA event on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at the Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre at Northfield Stapleton.

The evening featured the great food and entertainment of the Improv, with a main stage performance by comedian Jim Short, as well as the opportunity to win prizes from the YPP. The event raised more than $2,000 for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams, Broomfield and Denver Counties.

One hundred percent of the ticket sales were donated directly by the Improv to help provide services for abused and neglected children. In addition, members of the Young Philanthropist Projects hosted a “Balloon Pop Auction” in which participants purchased all 45 balloons available for $20 each for the chance to win a gift worth up to $250.

The Young Philanthropist Project (YPP) is a group of philanthropists in their 20s, 30s and early 40s that work to reach out to the community in support of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). To learn more about joining the YPP, please contact Lisandra Gonzales at 303.655.3927, or visit

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams and Broomfield Counties is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that trains, supports and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of innocent child victims of abuse and neglect. Each year, in Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 1,500 children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused or neglected, and who are in desperate need of a caring, committed CASA Volunteer to speak up for their best interests. In Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 150 CASA volunteers, and we are in need of more great community members to become advocates for children. CASA conducts volunteer training classes three times a year. For more information about CASA, call (303) 654-3378 or visit

Northfield Stapleton is a1.1 million square-foot, open air lifestyle and entertainment center located in Denver, Colorado at I-70 and Quebec Street. The center is anchored by Macy's, Harkins Theatres, Bass Pro's Outdoor World, SuperTarget and more than 60 premier shops and restaurants. For more information, visit

Northfield Stapleton is owned and managed by subsidiaries of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., an $11.7 billion NYSE-listed national real estate company. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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