2021 Colorado Concours d’Elegance Postponed Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns
Thank you for your loyal participation and support of the Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show. If it were a regular year, we would all be coming together this June, to enjoy cars, friends, food and fun while raising funds for Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Program which serves at-risk children.
Knowing that entrants, judges, volunteers and guests continue to face ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Colorado Concours d’Elegance and Ability Connection Colorado have decided to postpone the show, which was scheduled for June, 13, 2021. We are working with Arapahoe Community College on securing a September date. Currently, this option is still uncertain.
We recognize that postponing the show will result in a devastating loss of critically needed JUNE 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 postponed, the need is ongoing and becoming dire. We know that we cannot make up the loss of funds raised in June through the show and its public spectators, but we hope those who have planned to attend in June will consider signing up or making a donation TODAY in the amount of their normal registration / sponsorship. Your participation will go towards a September event. If we are not able to hold the event in September, your participation amount will become a 100% 2021 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION.
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.
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 Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit? *Please consult your tax advisor.
We will update this page as further information becomes available. Again, we wish to thank all of our sponsors, participants and volunteers, and hope we can all get together safely in September. But until then, please remember to take care of yourselves, stay healthy, and know we are here for you always.
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
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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