Saturday, July 17, 2010

i9 Sports Announces Youth Football Camp hosted by Bobby Purify

Kids ages 7-14 can register now for the first annual Football Skills Camp to be held August 3, 4 and 5th at Colorado Springs Memorial Park from 6-8 pm

Learn professional drills and techniques from former CU Buffalo and San Francisco 49ers running back Bobby Purify.

Register online at or call 719-358-6197.

If you'd like to sponsor a registration call 719-358-6197.

Monday, July 12, 2010

So Far From Home: The American POW Experience in WWII

American POWs in Germany - (photo courtesy USAFA)

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum presents

So Far From Home:
The American POW Experience in WWII

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is proud to present its upcoming exhibit So Far From Home: The American POW Experience in WWII. This poignant exhibition will recognize and honor the sacrifices of American military personnel, through objects and narratives drawn from local collections. Most of the artifacts and images featured have never been on public display. These items tell the real stories of soldiers and airmen who spent time in prisoner-of-war camps in both the European and Pacific theaters of war.

The exhibit explores ways in which soldiers adapted to and survived impossible circumstances. "The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is honored to share these remarkable and moving stories of survival," says museum director Matt Mayberry, "they are all the more meaningful today given our community's close connection to the impact war has on soldiers and families."

The Museum will also host programs, special tours, and events to help citizens connect these stories to the enduring legacy of military service in the Pikes Peak region. So Far From Home opens to the public on July 17 and runs through May 2011.

For more information about these and other upcoming events at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, go to or call 385-5631. The CSPM is located in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, 215 S. Tejon Street. Hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the admission is free.

CrowdPitch aims to match entrepreneurs with services and everyone with a good time

Entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their business. Spectators (investors?) get to watch free of charge, and they'll even throw in a free meal!

CrowdPitch, from Funding Universe, will take place on July 14th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at
Cluster, 3881 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205. Applications for pitching entrepreneurs are now closed, but if you'd like to be a spectator, RSVP at

Think ´American Idol´ — selected entrepreneurs will have 4 minutes to pitch their company to both a panel of experts & a live audience, followed immediately by a 3-minute Q&A session with the panel.

The audience chooses the winner by investing ‘FUN’ money in the venture of their choice.

Pitching Entrepreneurs will be:
* CaraSolva — Geoff Cooper
* CLEANtricity Power, Inc. — Daniel Sullivan
* Global Tek Labs — Jennifer Maskrey
* Nokero — Steve Katsaros
* Ripple Reader — Mike Kephart

The Panel of Judges:
* Tyler Tysdal - Managing Director of Mantucket Capital, with over $1 billion of capital under management.
* Mike Janssen - President of Techmed and an angel investor in the greater Denver area
* Charlie Knight - Founder at Venture Law Advisors, President at Abacco Investment Group, CEO at Boreal Energy, Inc.
* Cole Dennard - General Manager at NOW Advisors, Audit Manager at Deloitte

The winner gets $4,800 of services from CrowdPitch sponsors

12 hour os financial & accounting services
$1,800 value

startup services
$2,500 value

web services
$500 value

Friday, July 9, 2010

Assault on Pikes Peak Cycling Event, August 29th

Partners with 3rd Annual Peak Region Cyclist Bicycle Fest

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Summit Cycling Productions is proud to announce the route of the inaugural Assault on the Peak bicycle ride up Pikes Peak - America's Mountain has been expanded, the entry fees have been lowered and a new partner has been added. Scheduled for Sunday, August 29, the 2010 Assault of the Peak will provide cycling enthusiasts with the opportunity to ascend America's most famous mountain.

The new starting and staging area will be in Memorial Park, located in Manitou Springs, CO. Riders will make a 50-mile trek with more than 7,500 feet of vertical climb. Participants will start west up Manitou Avenue until they reach Highway 24. They will then proceed west on the east bound portion of the highway that will be closed to allow the cyclists their own lane to negotiate this portion of the event. Riders will turn left off of Highway 24 in Cascade, CO and follow the road up to the Pikes Peak Highway. The previously announced route began at the highway tollgate and this newly expanded route will add an additional six miles and 1,500 vertical feet. "With expanding the original route, we believe this may indeed be the hardest sustained mountain cycling challenge in the world," explains Event Director Pat McDonough.

Because of the increased ride distance, the promoters, Summit Cycling Productions, will offer a second finish area at Glen Cove, allowing riders who aren't confident in making it to the summit an opportunity to still participate and challenge themselves. The ride will begin an hour earlier, at 7 a.m., to give cyclists more time to reach the summit.

Summit Cycling Productions is also happy to announce that, due to sponsor Red Noland Cadillac's generosity, the price to ride the event is now reduced. Registration for those riding to the summit of Pikes Peak is $150 and registration for those riding to Glen Cove is $90. "We are very excited Red Noland Cadillac made a significant contribution enabling us to lower the fees for all the participants," says Mark Tyson of Summit Cycling Productions. The addition of the finish line at Glen Cove will also allow riders to enter the event at a price under $100.

Peak Region Cyclist magazine will also be holding their annual bicycle expo on August 29, 2010 at Memorial Park, which is the staging area for the Assault on the Peak event. This annual bicycle expo will provide cycling enthusiasts, spectators and participants an opportunity to explore over 60 cycling companies including frame-builders, manufacturers, bike shops, cycling nutrition, world-famous coaching, Olympic athletes, bike advocacy groups, cycling clubs and more. The bicycle expo is a free event for the public to enjoy. Visitors who ride their bike to the event can take advantage of the free bike valet. Enjoy great food, great beer and a sunny day among the top cycling companies in Colorado. Visit for more information.

For more information on the 2010 Assault on the Peak, visit Participants can register online at Registration is limited to the first 1,500 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.