More Than 900 Attend 10th Annual Salute the Stars

 The John Lynch Salute the Stars luncheon took place on Wednesday, May 7th at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium and more than 900 people turned out...

The John Lynch Salute the Stars luncheon took place on Wednesday, May 7th at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium and more than 900 people turned out to assist John and Linda Lynch in recognizing local Denver student-athletes.


The event is designed to recognize students who excel in the classroom, on the field and in the community. A veriety of awards are presented to student-athletes in the categories listed below.

Keynote Speaker Dan Hawkins, Head Football Coach, University of Colorado, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter,business and community leaders, teachers, coaches, and student-athletes and their families were in attendance.

The Salute the Stars awards luncheon is made possible by the following sponsors: Sports Authority, the Ann and John J. Sie Foundation, the Diecidue Family Foundation, IQNavigator, Capstar Holdings, and Bank of America Securities.


The winners were:


Star of the Year - Trophy and $250 Sports Authority Gift Card

Katie Chelf, Laredo Middle School

Isaac Witte, Euclid Middle School

Emily Booth, Legacy High School

Bo Bolen, Grandview High School



Exceptional Star of the Year, presented by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation - $5,000 award

Kacey Beightol, Monarch High School

Emma Wright, Frederick Middle School


Teacher of the Year - $500 for personal use, $500 Sports Authority Gift Card for Team or Program of their coice

Dan Goto, Campus Middle School

Gina Harris, Front Range Christian High School


Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship - $10,000 Renewable Scholarship

Stephanie Pepper, Cherry Creek High School

Cameron Browne, Bear Creek High School

Alexandra McHenry, East High School

Michael Philbin, Evergreen High School