Lee Team Making a Difference

Each month, Louie and Melanie Lee shine the spotlight on a nonprofit organization that's making our community a better place to be in with the hope of generating support from the people who live here.

Pink Lightning

Lee Team Making a Difference August 2018

Featuring Pink Lightning

Bryan Warnecke has shown incredible resilience and fight. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic lung disease, Bryan has chosen to live life the the fullest not allowing the disease to limit his life. Known as “Pink Lightning” as a hockey goalie, the Warnecke family created the Pink Lightning Tour and founded a foundation in the same name. Raising $300,000 for Children’s Hospital by riding over 1,065 miles around Colorado! Learn more about the organization and their events by visiting our feature in Village Life: Pink Lightning

Castle Rock Senior Activity Center

Lee Team Making a Difference July 2018

Featuring the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center

With a membership of over 1,050 residents, the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center allows those in our community to live life to the fullest in the 2nd half! Activities have included the Rockies Game, Garden of the Gods Tour, Zip Lining and more. The Center also runs a shuttle service giving freedom to those needing transportation. Learn more about the organization and two upcoming fundraisers by visiting our feature in Village Life: Castle Rock Senior Center

Groundwire

Lee Team Making a Difference June 2018

Featuring Groundwire / Jesus Cares Initiative

A volunteer and faith based organization, Groundwire uses media outlets to reach youth and young adults in crisis. Through the 700 volunteers around the World, those in crisis can reach out and receive the reminder of love found in Jesus Christ. Learn more about the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: Groundwire

Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride

Lee Team Making a Difference May 2018

Featuring the Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride

With routes varying in length (100 miles, 80 miles, 50 miles and 25 miles) bikers can enjoy Denver’s iconic places and many views. Scheduled for June 16th, the event raises money for three bicycle enthusiast charities. Learn more about registration and the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: Denver Century Ride

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Colorado

Lee Team Making a Difference April 2018

Featuring the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Colorado was created to bring awareness and raise funds for this common genetic cause of life threatening childhood obesity. This incredible organization is holding a Derby Day event (purchase tickets here) on May 5th starting at 2pm. Learn more about the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: Prader-Willi CO

 

Rocky Mountain Dawgs Project

Lee Team Making a Difference March 2018

Featuring Rocky Mountain Dawgs Project

U.S. Marine Corporal David Sonka lost his life serving in Afghanistan in 2013. Kevin, his father, made it a mission to do something to honor his son’s service and life as well as his love for his war dog, Flex. The Rocky Mountain Dawgs Project travels across country providing BBQ dinners for military dog handlers and their family while also raising money to train and assign service dogs to those suffering from PTSD. Learn more about the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: Rocky Mountain Dawgs

Hide in Plain Sight

Lee Team Making a Difference February 2018

Featuring Hide in Plain Sight

Hide in Plain Sight provides scholarships for homeless students throughout the state. Working with local schools, they have been able to award 60 scholarships in the last two years. Providing this opportunity for education, to those that may not otherwise be in a position to do so, allows for them to change the path of their lives. Learn more about the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: Hide in Plain Sight

Sense of Security

Lee Team Making a Difference January 2018

Featuring Sense of Security

This incredible non profit provides those dealing with Breast Cancer financial support while they navigate treatment. Through the organization patients can receive $500 a month for up to six months. Learn more about the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: Sense of Security

Toys for Tots

Lee Team Making a Difference December 2017

Featuring Toys for Tots

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Roger Ryman and his wife Donna have brought back barrels to Castle Pines for residents to drop off toys. Louie will be collecting the toys and delivering them to the warehouse in Denver. Make a Christmas wish come true, learn more about the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: Toys for Tots

WellSpring Community

Lee Team Making a Difference November 2017

Featuring the WellSpring Community

A gem in our community, Best Buddies Bakery & Cafe located inside the Emporium is run by those that started WellSpring. WellSpring began in 2008 to empower adults with special needs and now has grown to serving about 70 adults. Learn more about the restaurant and the organization by visiting our feature in Village Life: WellSpring