29th Carousel Ball, Denver

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Affair: 29th Carousel Ball

When: Saturday, October 2, 2015

Hot Spot: Denver, CO

Deets: Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway and his wife, Paige, will receive the High Hopes Tribute Award on Oct. 2 when the Children’s Diabetes Foundation stages its 29th Carousel Ball.

The dinner and entertainment extravaganza is a benefit for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Now executive vice president and general manager of the Denver Broncos, John Elway’s involvement with the Barbara Davis Center dates back to his playing days when the Denver Broncos were part of an annual picnic attended by the young patients and their families.

Paige Elway shares her husband’s commitment to philanthropy and community service, supporting such local nonprofits as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.

“John Elway has been a leading community figure, world class athlete and outstanding role model for so many young people,” said Barbara Davis, whose daughter, Dana, the foundation’s interim executive director, is chairing the ball. “We are thrilled to salute him and have the Elways on our team.”

Dana Davis was 7 years old when she was diagnosed with the life-threatening Type 1 diabetes. Her parents, Barbara and the late Marvin Davis, established the Barbara Davis Center in 1977. Today it is regarded as the world’s leading center for diabetes care and research.

Seventy-five percent of the Barbara Davis Center’s patients come from the Rocky Mountain region and no one with diabetes is turned away, regardless of their ability to pay.

Who You May Spot: John Elway, Paige Elway

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tables and tickets are available for purchase.

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