But still, I found my fingers itching to dial John Parr last Friday, when the location of the 2016 Olympic Games was being decided. He was a key strategist in the quest to stop the 1976 Winter Olympics from coming to Colorado, a move that propelled Lamm to the governor's office and changed the face of this state. For the better.
His good works didn't stop there, of course, and tonight, the Denver Foundation's annual Tribute to Philanthropy will include the presentation of the second annual John Parr and Sandy Widener Civic Leadership Award to Brian Barhaugh, founder of YouthBiz and Project Voyce.
I don't need to call Sandy and John to know they'd be pleased.