NO TEEN TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF PAYMENT IN ADVANCE OF THEIR BIG DAY
COMMERCE CITY, COLO. - (FEB. 10, 2012) – You’ve got a date to the big dance - but what about the dress? For many teens, the ritual of prom is the highlight of high school. But it can be expensive. According to promgirl.com, the cost of the big night ranges anywhere from $175 - $2,100. The dress cost is a large percentage of that estimate. A Seventeen magazine poll found that 94 percent of girls planned to spend about $195 on a prom dress. But when you’re on a budget, what’s a girl to do?
Attend the Prom Dress Exchange on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City . Hosted by local non-profit The Prom Dress Exchange Corp., metro teens can shop for the dress of their dreams from thousands of gently-used items, including a selection of menswear. A valid student ID and $10 donation will provide access to the event, an outfit and free on-site alterations. Those unable to donate won’t be turned away – the goal of the event is to ensure every teen can attend their big day in style.
“Attending prom can be an expensive proposition in today’s economy,” said Laura Bauer, president of The Prom Dress Exchange Corp. “Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are able to help defray the cost in a small way and really make a teen’s day. For example, last year we were able to help a girl – the day of her prom – find a perfectly fitted gown.”
WHAT: SECOND ANNUAL PROM DRESS EXCHANGE
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2012
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way , Commerce City
The exchange wouldn’t be possible without the help of sponsors such as Kroenke Sports, LUPEC Denver, Copper Fields Event Chateau of Wheat Ridge, Ocean Cleaners of Commerce City, Adams 12 Five-Star School District’s Prom Shop, and Insit, LLC.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/PromDressExchange. Want to donate? The non-profit is always looking for men’s attire and dresses – especially in sizes 14-28. Contact Bauer at email@example.com or 303-875-4783 to assist.