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2022 Spark: Denver Fundraiser

Event Information

Private Residence
Castle Rock, CO 80108

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:15 p.m. Program & Fundraiser


Thank you for joining us at Spark: Denver on Saturday!

If you had your photo taken at our Step and Repeat photo station, your photos are now available for download.

Please join us for Spark, an opportunity to connect and engage deeply with the work of Craig Hospital.

Craig offers state-of-the-art, unparalleled neurorehabilitation for people who have sustained a life-altering spinal cord and/or brain injury. Recognized as a Best Hospital for Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report since 1990, Craig is one of the most decorated rehabilitation hospitals in the world. Craig’s donor-funded programming provides patients with the structure they need to achieve their highest level of independence and life quality.

None of this is possible without the support of generous people like you. Spark will be an inspiring evening that will ignite new research ideas, fuel innovation for programs that serve Craig patients, illuminate independence by providing critical assistance for equipment needs, home modifications, and much more. Philanthropy is changing lives at Craig, and we invite you to be part of the movement.

Live Auction Package
Napa Valley Private Home

Experience all that Napa Valley has to offer during a three-night stay at a private home just a short jaunt from downtown Calistoga known for hot springs, wellness and relaxation! Modern luxury meets California ranch in this impeccable Calistoga home boasting three “en suite” bedrooms with an open floor plan and walls of glass. The home opens completely to the outdoor space, with a private yard, bocce, fire-pit and outdoor covered kitchen and dining space.

Included in the package:

  • 3-night stay for up to 6 guests
  • Day Pass to Solage Spa and Resort
  • A Gift Certificate for lunch or dinner at Michelin rated Solbar Restaurant
  • Numerous private wine tastings at: Spring Mountain Winery, at Tedeschi Family Winery, Bennett Lane Winery
  • Private tasting and Lunch at Kelly Fleming Winery
  • One bottle of 2020 Estate Blanc from the Marciano Estate Winery

Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon with stay no later than 9/1/2023; airfare is not included; the home is not accessible.

Donated by: Sharon & Jeff Richardson

About Event Hosts Dave and Gail Liniger

The Linigers are noted philanthropists and founders of RE/MAX, the Denver-based global real estate company they started in 1973. They have a personal connection to Craig Hospital, as both have spent time as patients—28 years apart. Gail rehabilitated in 1984 following an injury sustained in a plane crash. Dave was an inpatient at Craig in 2012, learning to walk again following a staph infection that left him paralyzed. Dave wrote a book, “My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope” about his experience with his illness and rehab at Craig.

The couple have served as Craig benefactors throughout the years. In 2015, the bridge connecting the East and West buildings at Craig Hospital’s campus in Englewood was renamed the “Dave and Gail Liniger Bridge to Independence” to honor the Linigers and to recognize them for their generous support.