TLC’S “Say Yes to The Prom” Comes to Denver’s Cable Center  and Abraham Lincoln High School

Over 500 Dresses Needed During Dress Drive on January 31st

DENVER, January 14, 2015 – TLC’s national program SAY YES TO THE PROM is coming to Denver and The Cable Center has been chosen as one of five partners by TLC’s parent company Discovery Communications to host one of its 2015 events. Now in its fourth year, SAY YES TO THE PROM will give a select group of deserving girls from Abraham Lincoln High School the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with industry professionals, build their self-confidence, self-image and of course, “say yes to the prom dress.”

In order to make this a very special event for the girls involved, The Cable Center will host a Prom Dress Drive on January 31 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at The Cable Center. More than 500 new and gently used dresses, with dry-cleaning tags, are needed in order for the girls to have the best shopping experience.

The girls will then have the opportunity to meet with Monte Durham, star of Discovery Communications’ SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, makeup and style experts and mentors during a pre-prom mixer and networking event on March 19 at The Cable Center. During this event, they will select prom dresses, receive professional makeovers, and take part in a runway reveal that gives the girls the opportunity to show off their personalized prom day looks.

“Abraham Lincoln High School is honored to be selected as a beneficiary of the SAY YES TO THE PROM program,” said Larry Irvin, Abraham Lincoln High School principal. “The girls who have been chosen are shining stars in the class of 2015, and we are excited to not only make their prom day memorable, but also to provide them professional mentoring opportunities from within our community.”
 
“The SAY YES TO THE PROM program empowers deserving, high-achieving young girls across the country, and we are thrilled to host this event, in partnership with Discovery Communications” said Diane Christman, steering committee chair and senior vice president, The Cable Center. “We are confident that our community will help to make this an extraordinary day for these girls from Lincoln High School by donating during our dress drive on January 31st.”

   
About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colo., The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the cable telecommunications industry.  The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit us at www.cablecenter.org, www.twitter.com/TheCableCenter and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter for more information.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Dant
720-205-2454,