Kroenke Sports Charities Events

Kroenke Sports Charities

Kroenke Sports Charities is committed to improving lives through the spirit and power of sports. We strive to serve our community through education, health and fitness initiatives, athletic programs, and direct aid, with the particular purpose of helping families, children, veterans, and the disabled. Kroenke Sports Charities provides relevant programs and support, directly and with other nonprofit organizations, to ultimately assist, encourage, and enrich the lives of those in need.

Throughout the year, Kroenke Sports Charities hosts several fundraising events, hosted by our team players, coaches, management, alumni, ice girls and mascot Bernie. The fun filled events give our sponsors and fans a chance to meet our teams in a casual setting. Proceeds benefit the Community Programs at Kroenke Sports Charities.

Do All You Can Food Drive, presented by King Soopers

Join Bernie to support Feeding Colorado this holiday season for our annual Do All You Can Food Drive, presented by King Soopers! Bring non-perishable food or monetary donations to King Soopers in Thornton (13525 Quebec St Thornton, CO 80602) on Nov. 4th from 10 AM to 12 PM and meet representatives of the Colorado Avalanche. Monetary donations can also be made online.

The Mile High Dreams Gala - A Toast to Our Teams

The annual Mile High Dreams Gala will take place on January 11th at Ball Arena Center. The event is hosted by your favorite players, coaches, mascots, dancers, and alumni from the Nuggets, Avalanche, Mammoth and Rapids. Don’t miss a great evening featuring elaborate food tastings, a variety of libations, live music, and much more! Proceeds benefit the community programs supported by Kroenke Sports Charities. Reserve your tickets below or call 303.405.1166.

Charity Brunch & Fashion Show

This event is sold out!

The 2023 Colorado Avalanche Charity Brunch presented by Cigna, hosted by The Avs Better Halves, will be on April 2, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.

This special event included a silent auction, brunch and a fashion show featuring Avalanche players escorting kids who have overcome medical challenges. Proceeds benefit Kroenke Sports Charities.

The 12th annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive, presented by Colorado Honda Dealers, will be held at Ball Arena on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the RAV4 Parking Lot (located between 9th and 11th street; between Chopper Cir. and Auraria Pkwy.). Kroenke Sports Charities, in partnership with A Precious Child and Colorado Honda Dealers, invites the public to support underprivileged children by dropping off new and gently-used sports equipment. Participation in extracurricular sports significantly impacts short and long-term educational, emotional, behavioral and physical outcomes for disadvantaged, poverty-stricken youth.

Representatives from the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth, and Colorado Rapids will be in attendance to greet donors. Donors attending the event on September 23rd will receive a tax donation letter and voucher good for two (2) tickets to a Nuggets or Avalanche pre-season home game, while supplies last. Cash donations will be accepted at the event. Monetary donations can also be made online at any time by visiting

Equipment from all sports is accepted, however equipment from the following sports is most needed: basketball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, football, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Bicycles are accepted in any condition. Clothing donations will NOT be accepted.

Athletic cups, helmets, and mouthguards will only be accepted in brand new condition.

Donors who are unable to attend the event on September 23rd are invited to drop off equipment at one of the following designated Colorado Honda Dealers locations between September 4th - 18th:

  1. Mile High Honda - George Black: 2777 S Havana St, Denver, CO 80014
  2. Schomp Honda - Scott Graves: 1003 Plum Valley Ln, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
  3. Holman Honda -- 10750 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80112
  4. Planet Honda -- 15701 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401
  5. Auto Nation Honda 104 -- 2999 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234
  6. Fischer Honda -- 6025 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO 80303

Please note that dealerships are closed on Sundays. 

Since its inception, the giveSPORTS Equipment Drive has collected over 202,000 pieces of sports equipment, and more than $120,000 in sports scholarship funds to benefit more than 64,000 local children in need. To learn more about the giveSPORTS program, visit

The Colorado Avalanche Charity Golf Classic

The Colorado Avalanche 2022 Charity Golf Classic was on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Rock. The event gave fans and sponsors an opportunity to spend the day golfing while raising funds to support youth recreation, health and education programs in Colorado.

The Classic has raised more than $1.5 million during its 23-year run.

"Without this event we wouldn't be able to do what we really want to do in the community," said Deb Dowling Canino, executive director of Kroenke Sports Charities.