The fire was stoked for Pikes Peak Partnership’s 2004 P.O.T. (Partnering’s Our Thing) Roast October 15 at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort.

“From soil testing-to the final grade, Steve Schuck is up for the ‘excavation’ of his life,” read the invitation to the roast of developer Schuck, whose passions in life have included land development (The Schuck Corp.), politics (he ran for governor) and education.

There to help reveal who the “real” Steve Schuck is were roasters Mike Rosen, syndicated columnist and talk show host; Norm Ridder, superintendent of School District 11; Fred Veitch of Norwood Development Co.; retired basketball coach Hank Egan; and Bill Schuck, president of the Schuck Corp.

Master of Ceremonies was Rich Tosches, whose feet were put to the fire as the 2000 Roastee to benefit the Partnership. Tosches has informed and entertained readers with his irreverence and wit in a column, which has appeared in The Gazette and The Independent.

The sold-out event benefited Pikes Peak Partnership’s family of independent local agencies, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Mental Health Association, which share resources and work together to help people with physical, mental and cognitive disabilities.

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