3rd annual event supports youth and teen programs

LAKEWOOD, Colo., October 24, 2012 – In its biggest year yet, Solterra, a master-planned community in west metro Denver’s foothills, raised $24,000 to support The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver’s youth and teen programs at the 3rd Annual Solterra Wine Festival.

On August 4, 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.

“We work at helping our youth learn positive values, develop a commitment to service and have the motivation to learn,” said Jim Hiner, president and CEO for the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. “With support from Solterra, we are able to move onward with that mission by continuing to provide access to programs and activities that meet each individual’s needs.”

In 2011, the event raised more than $12,000 for the organization. This year, nearly 600 people raised a toast to the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver raising twice the amount of funds over the previous year.

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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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 – $2 million). To learn more, please visit or call 303.790.6611. Solterra is located just east of C-470 at the Alameda Parkway interchange.

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a North American land developer and homebuilder, active in ten principal markets. Brookfield Residential Colorado has created three master-planned communities in the metro Denver area – Tallyn’s Reach, Brighton Crossing and Solterra; and is currently planning two new communities, Midtown at Clear Creek and Barefoot Lakes. Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is co-listed on the New York Stock and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BRP. For more information, please visit

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