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Excelsior’s 2016 Triumphant Woman Award

Photos courtesy of Excelsior

Excelsior will host its fifth annual Triumphant Faces Gala on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel to benefit youth and families in Colorado who have suffered unimaginable adversity and are striving for a better future. Honored at the event will be Colorado’s own Amy Van Dyken Rouen, six-time Olympic Gold Medalist, named as Excelsior’s 2016 Triumphant Woman.

Amy Van Dyken Rouen has been selected to receive Excelsior’s Triumphant Woman award to recognize her strength and resilience in overcoming adversity in her life and career. Not only did Amy triumph over debilitating asthma to win six Olympic Gold medals, but she is currently persevering through the most challenging setback of her life. In June of 2014, Amy severed her spinal cord in an ATV accident leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Her positive attitude and resilient spirit through this tragedy has inspired the world. Excelsior is proud to honor Amy Van Dyken Rouen as their 2016 Triumphant Woman.

The 2016 Triumphant Faces Gala Kickoff Party

With former Bronco Reggie Rivers as Emcee, the 2016 Triumphant Faces Gala will be a Speakeasy Soirée chaired by Tina Lovelace Sporkin and Ashley Prust. The event will begin with a cocktail reception and robust silent auction, followed by an incredible dinner, live auction and remarks by Triumphant Woman Amy Van Dyken Rouen. Later in the evening, local talent Queen City Jazz Band will take the stage as the headline entertainment while specialty speakeasy lounges are revealed in the back of the Ballroom! These sponsored lounges will delight guests with alluring themes, enticing activities and signature drinks. Tickets are on sale now at www.triumphantfaces.org.

“The funds raised from the Triumphant Faces Gala are vital in ensuring our youth and families receive the services they need to face the trauma and challenges in front of them, so they can ultimately find hope, wellness and success,” said Susan Hébert, Excelsior’s CEO.

For more than 43 years, Excelsior has strengthened and educated at-risk youth and their families. Specializing in a wide range of behavioral healthcare services, Excelsior achieves lasting success for youth by strengthening the entire family with innovative treatments and solutions. Excelsior gives young people the tools, as well as the courage, to strive for a different and better tomorrow.


The ticket price for the Triumphant Faces Gala is $250 or $2,500 for a table of ten (discounted young professional price available) with sponsorship opportunities starting at $4,000. Tickets are on sale now at www.triumphantfaces.org. For information on how to become a sponsor to help local youth and families, please contact Nicole Bennett at 303-693-1550 ext. 303 or nicoleb@excelsiorcares.org.

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