DENVER - Spandex, music, and beer may not sound like the typical way to raise money to support the classroom. But, for the third year in a row, 14 schools in northwest Denver get a helping hand from an 80s-themed pub crawl called "Totally Tennyson."
"The 80s is just like one of those things, you put on music and you just remember your childhood," Denver resident Dawn Jones said.
The clothes may be outdated, but the cause is good - supporting schools up and down the Tennyson Street corridor - like Cheltenham Elementary and its music program.
"We don't really get much money to start off and get stuff we want like the instruments," said Tenia Nelson, music teacher at Cheltenham Elementary.
Organizer Lauren Wolf says last year the fundraiser brought in more than $30,000 for schools in a single day event. This year, Totally Tennyson has raised more than $40,000, and counting.
"If there's something that teachers see that they want and parents want to help out with, that's where money like this comes in," Wolf said.
9NEWS is a sponsor of the event, which has brought together parents, schools, and businesses like Tennyson Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Tim Nichols.
"We love being part of the community here and as an office that works with children and teenagers. It's a perfect match for our business," Nichols said.
But, there is one thing about this fundraiser.Totally Tennyson is a drinking event that supports kids.
"It's for a good cause," Wolf said.
"And, why not?" asked Pirlot. "We'd probably [be] going out anyway on a weekend. So, why not support something that's positive."
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