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.
Mile High Dreams Gala - a Toast to Our Teams, presented by Ball, is hosted by your favorite players, coaches, mascots, dancers, ice patrol and alumni from the Nuggets, Avalanche, Mammoth and Rapids. Don't miss a great evening featuring elaborate food tastings from Denver's best restaurants, a variety of libations, music, photos stations, casino games and much more! Must be 21+ to attend.
The 11th annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive, presented by Colorado Honda Dealers, will be held at Ball Arena on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 9 - 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 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 https://apreciouschild.org/donate-givesports/.
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 mouth guards will only be accepted in brand new condition
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 https://apreciouschild.org/what-we-do/givesports/.
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.