Urban Nights Benefits Homeless Youth: Pat Hamill Awarded

DENVER — The fourth annual Urban Nights fashion show and fundraiser benefiting Urban Peak, will take place August 26 at Mile High Station. Urban Peak is Colorado’s only non-profit organization that provides a full array of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Tickets are on sale now at www.urbannightsdenver.org for the event, which is themed #onestepforward as a reminder that no matter what someone might be dealing with, it only takes “one step forward” to change a life.

Patrick J. Hamill, founder and CEO of Oakwood Homes will receive Urban Night’s 2016 Urban Legend award at this year’s event. “Pat has  always been an advocate for young people and his generosity is exceptional. We are honored to name him as our 2016 Urban Legend,” said Kim Easton, CEO of Urban Peak.

New this year is the Same Night Flyaway. Thanks to Tempus Jets, three winners and their dates will be whisked away by private jet for a weekend getaway to Las Vegas, including Four Seasons Hotel accommodations.

“We are so pleased to support Urban Nights,” said Monica Lucas, Event Chair and Marketing Director for Tempus Jets. “On any given day, hundreds of youth in metro Denver are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless. This event helps provide basic needs and services for kids who have experienced extreme hardship and life challenges.”

Colorado fashion designers, local fashion boutiques and international fashion collections selected by fashion show producer Dahlia Weinstein will be featured on the Bank of America runway. The night includes entertainment and a silent and live auction including artwork created by Urban Peak’s youth.

“We support occasions like this that help meet the needs of low-income communities, with a particular focus on revitalizing neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st-century jobs and addressing basic needs, such as hunger and homelessness,” said 2016 Honorary Chair Jodi Rolland, Colorado State and Denver Market President for Bank of America.

Urban Nights 2016 is co-chaired by Donna Montgomery. Honorary co-chairs include Governor John W. Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Jodi Rolland, Colorado State and Denver Market President, Bank of America, CBS4 General Manager, Walt DeHaven and his wife, Wendy Aiello.

“This is our fourth year with this unique fashion event,” said Urban Nights founder Justin Joseph.  Since its launch in 2012, nearly 5,000 guests have attended the event, and over $500,000 has been raised for homeless youth and Urban Peak.

This is a repost from the North Denver Tribune.