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Giving back is a way of life for owners of Dazbog

Rocky Heights Middle School held a “Dine and Dash” fundraiser at Dazbog in late May and invited all incoming sixth grade students to stop by for treats and to purchase spirit wear. Owner Lisa Newman spent much of the day behind the counter serving the students and their parents.

Article and photo by Amy Shanahan

In the Caste Pines community, the Dazbog coffee shop on Castle Pines Parkway is so much more than a local coffee shop. Owners Lisa and Geoffrey Newman are passionate about their products and also about their community.

Dazbog opened its doors in May of 2008 and since that time has supported numerous causes, including all of the local schools. In the five years since they’ve opened, the Newmans have held more than fifty community fundraisers and events, and have given away more than $25,000. “We feel that owning our store is a strong opportunity to get to know the city and its children, but more importantly, to give back to the community,” remarked Geoffrey.

The Newmans do “Dine and Dash” events for all of the local schools, whereby the school earns 20 percent of the proceeds. Dazbog holds car washes for various causes, it has supported the homecoming and prom fundraisers at Rock Canyon High School (RCHS), it offers free chillers and smoothies to kids on the Castle Crocs and Storm swim teams, and they were instrumental in raising funds for the original Castle Pines library project. “We never say no to a school or a bonafide cause!” they explained.

The Newman’s have raised their three daughters in the community and all members of the family are often seen working behind the counter or greeting and talking with customers. Dazbog has employed numerous RCHS students, including some who have been there since the store opened. “The three Parson’s girls, and Vinnie Archuleta have been there from the start,” said Geoffrey. “Without their loyalty and support, we never would have made it through the first year.”

The Newmans feel strongly about the quality of their products, and about the fact that everything that they sell is made in Colorado. Dazbog itself, is a Colorado company, and their frozen yogurt, coffee products, and all pastries, burritos and other treats are from Colorado.

Dazbog is the only frozen yogurt shop within miles of Castle Pines, and neighborhood kids are often seen stopping in after school and throughout the summer. Dazbog has a friendly and welcoming environment and they give back so much to the local community. Dazbog is located at 7298 Lagae Road in the King Soopers parking lot. They can be reached at 720-733-6699.

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