March 31, 2017: David Simon Runyon Award Ceremony

David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and former Baltimore Sun journalist, will be the 23rd Annual Damon Runyon Award recipient.  

Simon, creator of such critically acclaimed shows as "The Wire," "Treme" and "Show Me a Hero," will recieve the award at a banquet held in his honor on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Denver Athletic Club. Tickets for the event can be purchased at: http://tinyurl.com/hnkdn9z.
We are recognizing Simon for his long career as a crime reporter who refused to “cheat a story,” his unconventional and powerful non-fiction works told while embedded with the Baltimore Police homicide unit, and his dedication to telling stories of meaningful depth through his works for television. Simon continues to inspire both burgeoning and seasoned writers alike and embodies the example of Damon Runyon.  

The Runyon is the Club's highest award. Each spring we choose a journalist whose vivid writing and storytelling recalls that of Damon Runyon, the legendary newspaper columnist, reporter and former Denver Press Club (DPC) member.
The Award ceremony is the DPC's biggest event of the year, and it is one of Denver's most beloved social events. We hope all of you can be there.

Buy Tickets
This year, tickets cost $125 each for members of the Denver Press Club, Denver Woman's Press Club, Colorado Press Women, the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Colorado Association of Black Journalists and the Colorado chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

For nonmembers, tickets cost $150 each.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://tinyurl.com/hnkdn9z or go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code DPC331 (all one word, not case sensitive).

You can also purchase sponsor tables that seat 10 for $5,500 (gold), $3,500 (silver) and $1,500 (bronze).
Those interested in purchasing a table or learning more may contact Bruce Goldberg at 303-369-4088 or bgindenver@aol.com.
And for those of you who are serious fans of Simon's work, we are also hosting a VIP reception with him before the big event.

Members and non-members alike can purchase a  $25 ticket to attend the VIP reception with David Simon at the Club from 5 to 6 p.m. Please come and let's get him to become a member. 

Buy your tickets now, before it is sold out.
More on Damon Runyon :
Damon Runyon is best known for "Guys and Dolls," his collection of short stories about the characters who populated the racetracks and Broadway in New York of the 1920s. He grew up in Colorado, where he wrote for both The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News, and was a member of the Denver Press Club in 1906-07.
Proceeds from the event go toward the historic preservation of the landmark Denver Press Club and scholarships for six college journalists given by the DPC.