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.
On Sept. 12, 2020, the ninth annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive, presented by Brannan Companies, was hosted at the Rav4 Parking Lot. Since its inception, Kroenke Sports Charities, in collaboration with A Precious Child, has collected more than 200,000 new and gently-used sports equipment and distributes these items to children in the most need in our community from the annual gear collection. This year, there was enhanced social distancing guidelines in place for donors who drop off goods at Pepsi Center. To learn more, visit APreciousChild.org.
Kroenke Sports Charities hosted the annual Mile High Dreams Gala - A Toast to Our Teams on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. The unique event gave fans the opportunity to mix and mingle with players, coaches, alumni, community ambassadors and mascots from the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Rapids. This great evening featured elaborate food tastings from Denver's best restaurants, a variety of libations, live music, silent auction, photo station, casino games and much more! All proceeds from the event benefited education, health and recreation programs for children and families in Colorado supported by Kroenke Sports Charities.
The Colorado Avalanche 2020 Charity Golf Classic was Thursday, Oct. 1 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Rock. The sold-out 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 $1.4 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.