2020 Colorado Concours d’Elegance Cancelled Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns
Denver, CO. (August 17, 2020) — Knowing that entrants, judges, volunteers and guests face ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Colorado Concours d’Elegance have decided to cancel the 2020 show, which was postponed in June.
“We thank all of the enthusiasts who have gathered time and again to celebrate great cars, renew long-standing friendships, and give so generously to Ability Connection Colorado,” said Concours Founder & Co Chairman Tom Scott. “The purpose of this event has always been to raise necessary funds for the community’s at-risk children and families. Ultimately, the continued health and safety of everyone associated with the Concours is our number one priority, which led us to this difficult decision. We recognize that cancelling the 2020 Event will result in a devastating loss of critically needed funds to help continue the life-changing programs and services of Ability Connection Colorado, although we are confident it is appropriate under these unique circumstances.”
Even though the event has been cancelled, the need is ongoing and becoming dire. We know that we cannot make up the loss of funds raised through public spectators, but we hope those who have planned to attend will consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation in the amount of their registration / sponsorship. Every dollar donated will go toward supporting Ability Connection Colorado’s mission to provide SAFE, critical early childhood education for children with disabilities and other life challenges, WHILE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY practices and procedures as required by the State of Colorado.
CONCOURS is a CRITICAL FUNDRAISER that brings in over $100,000 each year for ACCO’s five Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Centers. These centers RELY on the goodness of the Concours community to HELP FUND VITAL SERVICES for AT-RISK CHILDREN.
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To encourage Americans to donate money to charity this year, the CARES Act effectively allows taxpayers to deduct up to $300 in monetary donations on their tax return for 2020. This write-off is available to taxpayers regardless of whether they itemize their deductions or choose to take the standard deduction for 2020.
DID YOU KNOW since the Colorado Concours d’Elegance benefits the Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Centers of Ability Connection Colorado, your donation may qualify for the
We are grateful for the support we’ve received over the years from all who have participated and attended this great event. Without you, this show would not be possible. If there is anything Ability Connection Colorado can do for you, or if you have any questions, please email Terri Armstrong at TArmstrong@AbilityConnectionColorado.org.
Stay safe and stay connected!
Tom Scott & Steve Saliman, Co-chairs Colorado Concours
Judy Ham & Terri Armstrong, Ability Connection Colorado
Proceeds benefit Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Centers. These centers provide early care, intervention, prevention, support and education services to over 600 infants, toddlers and pre-school children and their families each year.
A heartfelt “Thank You” goes out to the many sponsors, vendors, vehicle owners, and attendees who make the Colorado Concours happen. With their generous support we are able to produce the largest Concours d’Elegance of its kind in the Rocky Mountain Region and support at-risk children and their families through Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education program. $.89 of every dollar raised goes directly into the program!
Kid’s 12 & Under: Free
Military, Police and Fire Personnel: Free with ID
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Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit:
When you or your business contributes funds to the Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show, you promote and develop child care activities! In return, you may be able to get a 50% Colorado Tax Credit*, in addition to your regular state and federal contribution deductions. A contribution to Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education program qualifies for the tax credit. *Please consult with your tax advisor for more information.
If you need your Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Certification (DR 1317) for a gift made to Creative Options, please contact Charee Ficco at 303-691-9339 x 1109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read more about the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (PDF).
History of the Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show
This event was the brain child of two Rocky Mountain Region Porsche Club of America members; Tom Scott and Stim Kennedy. In 1983, these individuals presented the idea for a car show to the Board of Directors of RMR with the idea of making the event a fundraiser for a deserving local charity. In the first two years, 1984 and 1985, the show was part of the “Carousel Days”, a benefit for The Marvin Davis Children’s Diabetes Foundation, and was held in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center parking lot. There were approximately 30 cars on display and the contribution for the charity was about $1,200. In 1986, the charity was changed to Cerebral Palsy of Colorado (name changed to Ability Connection Colorado in 2013) Children’s Program when the Davis Family moved to California. The event was then moved to the University Hills Shopping Center and was there for four or five years. In 1993, the show was moved to the present location, Arapahoe Community College. Now in its 36th year, Colorado Concours has raised over $2M for the Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Program at Ability Connection Colorado.
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