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.
The 2018 Colorado Avalanche Charity Brunch, hosted by The Avs Better Halves, was Sunday, March 11, 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 benefited Kroenke Sports Charities and Teammates for Kids Foundation.
Kroenke Sports Charities hosted the annual Mile High Dreams Gala - A Toast to Our Teams, presented by EKS&H, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Pepsi Center. The unique event gave fans the opportunity to interact with players, coaches, alumni, community ambassadors and mascots from the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Rapids.
The evening included live music, dancing, gaming tables, wine tasting, as well as dishes from some of the best restaurants in Denver. All proceeds from the event benefited education, health and recreation programs for children and families in Colorado supported by Kroenke Sports Charities.
The Avalanche's 2017 Charity Golf Classic was held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Rock. The event gives fans and sponsors an opportunity to spend a 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 22-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.