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KSE Charities and Western Union Team Up on Diversity & Inclusion Program

Representatives discussed social and racial issues, the importance of education and more as part of Common Goals

by Emily Jurenka / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Athletes Using Their Platform

Diversity Panel: Athletes Using Their Platform

Avalanche TV's Rachel Richlinski talks about athletes using their platform for issues they care about in the Western Union Diversity Panel

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Kroenke Sports Charities is proud to introduce Common Goals, presented by Western Union, a program that equips learners with the information and skills necessary to create a respectful and welcoming environment for everyone.

Over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, the program has provided students at five (5) Colorado high schools with the opportunity to learn about diversity and inclusion concepts through EVERFI's online "Diversity Foundations For High School" course. Topics of identity, bias, power, privilege and oppression were all covered in the course.

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Boulder Strong Auction Raises $107,190

Colorado wore special jerseys on March 25 in honor of the victims

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche and Kroenke Sports Charities raised $107,190 in their Boulder Strong Auction, and all of the proceeds will go to the Colorado Healing Fund to support the needs of victims, families and the community affected by the Boulder Tragedy on March 22.

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Avalanche "Boulder Strong" Jerseys Up For Auction

Begins Monday, March 29; all proceeds benefit the Colorado Healing Fund

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The "Boulder Strong" jerseys that the Colorado Avalanche wore prior to its game this past week against the Vegas Golden Knights go up for auction beginning on Monday, March 29, with all proceeds benefiting the Colorado Healing Fund.

The special-made No. 10, Avalanche third jerseys with the words "Boulder Strong" on the nameplate were worn during warmup on Thursday at Ball Arena in honor of the 10 people that died in the mass shooting at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder on Monday, March 22. Each sweater is signed by the Colorado player that wore it during warmup.

Bids can be placed online at www.ksc.givesmart.com or by texting "KSC" to 76278 until the auction closes on Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. MT. In addition to the one-of-a-kind jerseys, other autographed items from the Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids and Colorado Mammoth are also up for auction.

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Avalanche to Wear and Auction Special Jerseys for Boulder Tragedy Victims

All proceeds will go to the Colorado Healing Fund, which helps those affected by the shooting

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche will wear special third jerseys prior to its game tonight at Ball Arena against the Vegas Golden Knights in honor of those that died in Monday afternoon's tragedy in Boulder. The jerseys will be worn in warmup and will then be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Colorado Healing Fund

These special-made jerseys will have the words "Boulder Strong" on the nameplate and will all be No. 10 to represent the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at the King Soopers off Table Mesa Drive on Monday. The player wearing each sweater will autograph it after warmup. 

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Avs and UCHealth to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on March 12

Colorado hosts the Los Angeles Kings in it's annual Hockey Fights Cancer game

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche and UCHealth will host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer game on Friday, March 12, at 7 p.m. MT against the Los Angeles Kings at Ball Arena.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative between the NHL and NHLPA that honors cancer survivors, supporters, those who have lost their battle to cancer and everyone who continues to battle the disease. Since its inception in 1998, it has raised more than $28 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local charities.

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2021 Hockey Week Across America

Annual celebration underway

by USA Hockey

Hockey Week Across America begins Monday, Feb. 15, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 21. The week-long celebration includes a special theme for each day, including the fan-favorite Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day on Friday (Feb. 19), to highlight and salute all areas of the sport. 

On Feb. 20, as part of Try Hockey Day, USA Hockey will stage its second national Try Hockey for Free Day, presented by SportsEngine, of the season, providing kids who have never had a chance to try the sport to do so without cost. Families can find a location hosting a Try Hockey for Free event near them by visiting the re-designed TryHockeyForFree.com.

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KSC & Cigna Make Deliveries at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Avalanche representatives spread cheer to medical staff and patients at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

by Emily Jurenka / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Kroenke Sports Charities and Cigna teamed up to deliver 2,000 cookies, Valentines cards and balloons for healthcare workers and patients at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) on Friday.

Colorado Avalanche mascot Bernie, Ice Patrol members and Avalanche community ambassador Rick Berry were onsite along with Cigna representatives to help deliver Valentine's gifts to RMHC staff and patients. Bernie plush dolls and Avalanche blankets were also given to patients.

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Avalanche Celebrating Black History Month

Sponsoring "Black History Challenge" for students ages 13-18

by ColoradoAvalanche.com @Avalanche / Official website of the Avs

February is Black History Month and the Colorado Avalanche is participating by engaging in a number of relevant programs throughout the month.

Among the initiatives that the Avalanche and Kroenke Sports Charities is helping sponsor is the Black History Month Challenge, a first-of-its-kind national competition to help high school students across the United States understand the Black experience through perspectives, successes and struggles. 

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Hockey Fights Cancer Has One Goal: Lifting Spirits

by Kati Blocker, UCHealth / UCHealth Today

Avs Surprise Cancer Warrior Derek

Avs surprise UCHealth cancer warrior Derek for HFC

Ian Cole, J.T. Compher and John-Michael Liles surprised UCHealth cancer warrior, Derek, with a very special video call

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The following story appeared in UCHealth Today, the media site of the University of Colorado Hospital. UCHealth is a corporate partner of the Colorado Avalanche and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.


Derek Babb remembers it clearly, the game in 1999, when he sat beside his buddy who had bomb diggity seats - the best he'd ever had - for a Colorado Avalanche game. Then, to top it off, a handful of Denver Broncos players arrived to celebrate their recent Super Bowl championship. 

Babb could not believe his luck and he cherishes the memory as one of his all-time best sports experiences. Until something even better happened this summer.

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