DENVER - Spending a night out on the town may not be a common way to help support programs in the classroom. But, for the third year schools across northwest Denver are benefiting from "Totally Tennyson".
"It seems to make a lot of sense to get the community involved, the business community and the needs of the schools and sort of roll it into one, big cause," said Lauren Wolf, organizer of "Totally Tennyson".
Totally Tennyson is an 80's-themed pub crawl sponsored by 9News. Wolf and other parents sell tickets to the event which includes a block party centered around the Oriental Theater. The name "Totally Tennyson" represents 14 schools up and down the Tennyson Street corridor in northwest Denver.
"There's a great potential to raise a lot more money this way," said Wolf. "We're so dense in northwest Denver."
This is the 3rd year of "Totally Tennyson". Last year, funds helped support the music program at Cheltenham Elementary as well as help other schools make some building improvements. Wolf says the goal this year is to raise more than $40,000. She says trying to do that the traditional way like selling wrapping paper or bake sales would take multiple fund raisers.
"Any parent who's ever joined a committee on PTA knows it's a tremendous amount of work," said Wolf. "So here, one event makes it a little bit easier."
If you want to help out, you can purchase tickets through this web site: http://www.totallytennyson.com/ . The pub crawl starts Saturday at 4 p.m.
"I want money from outside of our neighborhood to come here and see what our neighborhood has to offer," said Wolf.
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