Skip to Main Content
The Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche

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

  • 08:45 •

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.

View More

Avs 2019 HFC Auction Helped American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery

Funds from auction were donated to American Cancer Society Colorado to support patient services including the Road To Recovery program

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

November is Hockey Fights Cancer month throughout the NHL and despite the unprecedented timing of this offseason, the Colorado Avalanche and the league are still bringing awareness to hockey's biggest fight.

After the Avs hosted their annual Hockey Fights Cancer game last season, Kroenke Sports Charities auctioned off limited edition HFC lavender warmup jerseys, and $20,000 that was raised from the auction was donated to American Cancer Society Colorado to support patient services, including Road To Recovery.

View More

Kroenke Sports Charities Celebrates Halloween with Fundraiser

Drive-thru Trunk-or-Treat event on Oct. 30 benefits Special Olympics Colorado

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

This year, Halloween will be spooky and sporty as families drive through the Pepsi Center Tundra parking lot on Oct. 30 for a "Trunk-or-Treat" event benefitting Special Olympics Colorado Young Athletes. Decorated cars and costumed volunteers will be on-site to provide pre-packaged candy, coloring sheets and assorted goodies as donors enjoy this unique fall festival.

This event is a fresh, COVID-19 friendly spin on Special Olympics' annual Harvest Festival. As the novel coronavirus led to mandatory social-distancing guidelines, Special Olympics knew it needed to pivot its fundraising efforts to be safe and fun for all. As a long-time Signature Partner, Kroenke Sports Charities offered to host a new version of the event--one that still offers fun games, handouts and snacks, but now also includes celebrities from all four teams of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. 

View More

Community Came Together at 2020 Equipment Drive

More than 5,000 pounds of gear and $19,024 were donated at ninth annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been a burden to everyone, Denver area residents showed their strength by coming together and donating sporting goods on Sept. 12 at the ninth annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive, presented by Brannan Companies. The drive, hosted by Kroenke Sports Charities and benefits A Precious Child, collects thousands of pieces of equipment annually and distributes them back to children and families who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

This year, enough gear was donated to fill an entire 53-foot-long semi-truck. Nearly 50 agencies from around Denver will take more than 5,000 pounds of donated sports equipment and use the gear in schools, enrichment programs and other activities. In a time where many are spending extended time at home, access to sports equipment to get kids outside and engaged has never been more necessary. In addition to physical donations, PatchMyPC.com matched monetary contributions and helped raise $19,024 in sports scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of the Colorado community, 12,454 children will have a chance to get in the game.

View: Photo Gallery
View More

Ninth Annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive Saturday, Sept. 12

Join the Avalanche in donating new and gently-used sports equipment for kids in need

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The ninth annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive presented by Brannan Companies will be held at Pepsi Center on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rav4 Parking Lot (located between 9th and 11th streets between Chopper Circle and Auraria Parkway).

Kroenke Sports Charities, A Precious Child and Brannan Companies invite the public to support local disadvantaged families in their desire to participate in sports by dropping off new and gently-used sports equipment and monetary donations to support sports scholarships at the event. Now, more than ever, it is important to provide opportunities to keep kids active as families spend increased time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in extracurricular sports significantly impacts short and long-term educational, emotional, behavioral and physical outcomes for disadvantaged, poverty-stricken youth.

View More

KSE Charities Delivers Meals To COVID-19 Test Site Workers

Free testing drive-thru testing at Pepsi Center has taken place since May 22

by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment / PepsiCenter.com

On Wednesday, Kroenke Sports Charities delivered meals to 75 City of Denver COVID-19 test site workers as a thank you for their contribution in helping to detect the virus in residents of the Denver metro area.

The workers, who have completed more than 25,000 total tests and on Wednesday facilitated a record number one day total of 1,500 tests, have been stationed at the free drive-thru testing site in the Prius West Parking Lot located outside of Pepsi Center since Friday, May 22. The group was treated to lunch purchased by Kroenke Sports Charities from Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery and was served by Denver Nuggets dancers, along with KSE's mascots Bernie and RapidMan of the Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids.

View More

Kroenke Sports Charities Raises $54,000 for Local Food Banks

All proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies, Metro Caring, Project Angel Heart and Volunteers of America Colorado

by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment / PepsiCenter.com

Over four days in late May, Kroenke Sports Charities raised $54,000 through an online auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids and Colorado Mammoth. All proceeds from the event were distributed equally between local food agencies including Food Bank of the Rockies, Metro Caring, Project Angel Heart and Volunteers of America Colorado. In total, funds raised will help provide more than 66,000 meals to those in need across the Denver metro area.

View More

Denver Opens Free, Large-Scale COVID-19 Testing Site at Pepsi Center

Drive-up site open to all Colorado residents daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

by City and County of Denver / Denvergov.org

The City and County of Denver is launching a new, large-scale, drive-up COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot of the Pepsi Center. The site will provide free testing daily for people with symptoms or belived to have been exposed. Results will be available online within a few days, and positive tests will inform the city's contact tracing efforts. Denver has set a goal of testing at least 500 individuals per day at this site, with increased capacity depending on demand.

>> Denver Testing Information <<

View More

Kroenke Sports Charities Hosts Auction to Benefit Food Agencies

Game worn and autographed merchandise round out this 60-item fundraiser

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

For the first time, Kroenke Sports Charities is hosting an auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids and Colorado Mammoth with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting local food agencies, including Food Bank of the Rockies, Metro Caring, Project Angel Heart and Volunteers of America Colorado.

View More

KSE Charities Delivers Gift Cards and Meals to Denver Fire Foundation

Mascot helped say thanks with a special delivery

by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment / PepsiCenter.com

Today, Kroenke Sports Charities delivered 130 King Soopers gift cards and meals to firefighters and public safety employees through the Denver Fire Department Foundation.

The meals purchased by Kroenke Sports Charities from KSE restaurant partner, Smashburger, were delivered by KSE's mascots Rocky, Bernie and RapidMan of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids.

View More