UPDATE: Local arts exec dies in Courage Classic

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It's been confirmed today by the Gazette that Lester died of heart failure on the first day of the ride.

——- ORIGINAL POST, WEDNESDAY, 5:17 P.M. ——-

Over the weekend, William F. "Rick" Lester, the CEO of the Target Resource Group Arts, a nationwide arts and culture consulting firm, died while participating in the Courage Classic.

William F. Rick Lester
  • Target Resource Group Arts

The report comes from the Denver Post, which writes that the cause of death hasn't been released. Lester was competing in the three-day, 157-mile bike ride that starts and ends at Copper Mountain Resort and raises money for Children's Hospital Colorado.

A service will be held Monday, July 29 at First Congregational Church.

TRG Arts, located downtown, helps cultural organizations with business strategies, marketing, data gathering and community building through a cloud. According to its website, it has 1,200 clients across North America and in Australia, including: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Houston Arts Alliance, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and closer to home, the Colorado Children's Chorale.

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