Avalanche players Ian Laperriere, Rob Blake and Karlis Skrastins, along with other local athletes from the University of Denver, will participate in the Teaming Up For Tykes holiday party on Tuesday, December 13th.
Teaming up for Tykes is a collaborative effort of the Colorado Avalanche, the Avs Better Halves, Amber Homes, and the Tavern Hospitality Group.
The party is for 500 women and children from more than 20 Denver-area shelters. The women and children will receive coats, shoes, socks, toiletries, teddy bears, toys, baby diapers and other baby supplies.
The diapers were collected at the Avs Better Halves 8th Annual Diaper Drive. The athletes will serve food, hand out teddy bears and player cards, and pose for pictures with the children.
Joining the Avs players will be the Avs Better Halves, University of Denver hockey players Gabe Gauthier, Matt Carle, J.D. Corbin and Peter Mannino, and Santa Claus.
The event will run from 3-5 p.m., at The Soiled Dove, 1949 Market Street, in Denver's LoDo.
For more information, contact Amy Yuratovac of the Avalanche community relations department at (303) 405-1100.