SOLTERRA RAISES FUNDS TO SUPPORT LOCAL YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS

4th annual event supports The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver

LAKEWOOD, Colo., December 17, 2013 – Solterra, a master-planned community in west metro Denver’s foothills, raised $18,265 to support The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver’s youth and teen programs at the fourth annual Solterra Wine Festival.

On August 3, Solterra hosted the wine festival featuring Colorado wines and local cuisine, donating all ticket sales to the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver.  This fundraising event helps the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver continue to impact the lives of youth around the Metro Denver area.

This year’s wine festival brings the total funds raised over the past four years to more than $60,000. The fifth annual wine festival will be held the first Saturday of August in 2014.

“The team at Solterra embodies our mission, which is focused on teaching positive values, commitment to service and motivation to learn,” said Jim Hiner, president and CEO for the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. “In a mere five years, Solterra has become a well-established, vibrant community. That doesn’t happen without the qualities we are focused on teaching to our youth today.”

This event was created by Solterra to support the youth and teen programs provided by the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver at the Southlands shopping center in Aurora. Supporting these programs is a natural fit for Solterra, which has its event programming coordinated by the YMCA and its staff. The YMCA also manages all programs at Tallyn’s Reach in Aurora and Brighton Crossing in Brighton, sister communities of Solterra, developed by Brookfield Residential Properties.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver has been positively impacting lives since 1875. Supporting the futures of young people, the YMCA offers many programs, including After School, Youth Sports, Aquatics and Summer Day Camps. The Y’s focus is youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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About Solterra

Solterra, a master-planned community developed by Brookfield Residential, offers low-maintenance patio homes (mid-$300s), single-family homes (low $400s – high $700s), and custom homes ($700s – over $1 million). To learn more, please visit www.MySolterra.com or call 303-790-6611. Solterra is located just east of C-470 at the Alameda Parkway interchange.