Do you know a child who loves the Colorado Avalanche and deserves to be rewarded for their good choices and community involvement? Take a minute to nominate them for “Av of for the Day.”
From the Colorado Avalanche website:
Avalanche for a Day recognizes inspirational kids in our community. The program encourages kids to continually strive for improvement and excellence in their school or community by offering a unique experience. Selected candidates will receive a visit to an Avs practice, game tickets and dinner inside a suite at Pepsi Center and in-game recognition. Candidates are chosen by their ability to inspire others, as well as their efforts to demonstrate a positive attitude facing hardships, remarkable commitment to improve their community, or extraordinary dedication to academics.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
- Good behavior
- Positive attitude
- Good citizenship
- Community involvement (i.e. tutoring, community service projects, volunteer work or unique home situation such as caring for younger siblings or grandparents, etc.)
Link to the Av for a Day Nomination Form.
Oct 7th is the 17th annual Blood Drive hosted by the Denver Broncos.
Join Broncos players, alumni and cheerleaders as we take over the stadium Club Level for Colorado’s largest single-day blood drive. This year’s event will feature brand new exciting interactive activities throughout the drive including Bonfils’ Fan Zone exclusively for blood donors and guided behind-the-scenes stadium tours with a tax-deductible donation to benefit Bonfils Blood Center.
For more info check out the Bonfils event page.
On August 31st Broncos fans can take part in a 7K run that benefits the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). Here are all of the details (including how you don’t have to be a runner to enjoy this event!):
- The 7K is sponsored by Sports Authority, Rocky Mountain Popcorn, Maxx Sunglasses, Elements Massage, and 9News
- Proceeds benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). President and CEO of NSCD said the following about the event: “The funds raised at this event will help support our numerous summer and winter programs, making a positive impact for the more than 3,000 adults and children with disabilities who participate in our programs throughout the year.”
- The race will finish on the 50-yard line of Sports Authority Field.
- All runners get a race shirt, finishers medal, invitation to a post race party, and get to run through the same tunnel the Broncos enter the stadium on gamedays as part of a behind-the-scenes stadium run.
- After the race children can run through this same tunnel during a free “fun run”
- Registrations fees are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and youths, and you can participate in the Behind the Scenes Stadium Run/Walk for $20
- Register for the 7K here.
The Broncos press release has more information about the race.
Join Ben Garland and some of his fellow Bronco players on May 21st for a Bags/Cornhole Tournament that benefits the SoDE Foundation. The tournament is at 5:30pm at Lodo’s Bar and Grill in Highlands Ranch, CO.
From the SoDE website:
“SoDE is a non-profit organization with a mission of creating sustainability and changing economic situations in order to be part of the solution in ending sex-trafficking.”
You can find out more about the SoDE organization and register for this event here.
SoDE is a non-profit organization with a mission of creating sustainability and changing
economic situations in order to be part of the solution in ending sex-trafficking and furthering missions
New Bronco Aqib Talib takes a photo with a fan at the Draft Party.
Last night I helped register guests for the 4th Annual Denver Draft Party. A fun night of bowling with some of your favorite Bronco players that happens annually on the first night of the NFL draft. Food Bank of the Rockies and Active Force Foundation were the two charities the event benefitted.
Broncos players such as Von Miller, Aqib Talib, and Mitch Unrein, who was the Broncos host of the event and spent time at the Food Bank of the Rockies earlier that day, mingled with the crowd and talked to the media before bowling with fans and watching the first round of the NFL draft unfold.
Broncos DT Mitch Unrein autographs a football at the Denver Draft Party
Broncos CB Kayvon Webster signs a young fan’s shirt at the Denver Draft Party.
It was great to see fans young and old so excited to see Broncos players. Sylvester Williams, TJ Ward, Joel Dresson, and David Bruton, were some of the other Broncos present at the event. It was also wonderful to see so many fans bring food donations for Food Bank of the Rockies.
Channel 9 news was there to interview some of the Broncos players who were there about memories of their draft days. They also had an interview with Mitch Unrein about his involvement with Food Bank of the Rockies.
Eleven Denver High Schools are currently participating in a new community outreach program from the Rockies: Home Run for Kindness.
From the Rockies Community Newsletter:
“On April 21 and 22, Rockies players and coaches visited 11 schools in Denver to chat with high school students about the importance of performing random acts of kindness in their everyday lives.”
Each school in the program is challenged to perform 90 random acts of kindness and on May 17th during a pre-game ceremony leaders from each school with be recognized.
I think it’s great to see the Rockies continue to reach out to local youth and I hope that this program continues in the fall. You can read more about this program in the Rockies current community newsletter and find out how to involve your school in this program in future here.
Support your team – support a great cause. For the Rockies/Mets game on May 4th a portion of ticket sales will go to Special Olympics CO. When you purchase tickets you can also choose a variety of local schools to donate part of your ticket proceeds to if you prefer.
To buy tickets to the May 4th game.
Information about Special Olympics Colorado.
Find out about more events from the Rockies, Broncos, Avalanche, and Nuggets by checking DSCE’s calendar or subscribe to the DSCE monthly newsletter.
***5/7/14 – this event has been cancelled*****
The NFL draft can’t come fast enough for me. If you are as excited as I am and can’t get enough pre-draft info this might be the Broncos event for you. On Wednesday May 7th, one day before the draft begins (finally!), Denver Post writers Mike Klis, Troy Renck and Ben Hochman will be at the Denver Post Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m to chat with fans.
You can find out more about this event in this Denver Post Article or you can go straight here to buy tickets. They are only $5. And I hear there are refreshments.
It’s the first of many monthly newsletters to come. A rundown of upcoming events from the Broncos, Avalanche, Rockies, and Nuggets plus a home game schedule for the month and player and charity profiles.
Subscribe to future newsletters
It’s great to see former Broncos players stay active in the Denver Community. This Friday May 2nd John Lynch’s John Lynch Foundation will host their 16th Salute the Star Luncheon. The luncheon is 11am-1PM at Sports Authority Field and Peyton Manning is serving as this year’s keynote speaker.
During the luncheon middle and high school athletes will be recognized for excelling in athletics, academics, and their involvement in their community. Scholarships will be awarded to students, some with special needs.
5,000 local Denver area students will also be at the luncheon this year. What a great idea to invite local students to see such their peers being rewarded for their hard work and efforts.
There is a VIP cocktail party Thursday May 1st for high-level sponsors. Find out more about the luncheon and buy tickets here.