DENVER — The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) has announced the organizations which will receive proceeds from the CSHOF “Championship Saturday,” CSHOF Induction & Awards Banquet and the CSHOF Golf Classic. The donations are being made in partnership with CSHOF sponsors Gatorade, King Soopers/City Market, AT&T Mobility, Wells Fargo, Sports Authority, Denver Broncos Football Club and The Denver Post.
The youth sports and donation committee of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame selected 20 organizations for receipt of the charity donations, as listed below:
- Colorado High School Activities Association, the governing body for all high school activities throughout the state of Colorado.
- Gold Crown Foundation, educating youth and community through sports enrichment programs.
- Sportswomen of Colorado, promoting educational opportunities for girls and women involved in sports within the state.
- National Football Foundation-Colorado Chapter, contributing to youth, high school and college football programs throughout the state.
- National Sports Center for the Disabled, teaching a variety of summer and winter sports to individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
- Special Olympics Colorado, providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
- Rocky Mountain State Games, providing scholarships / entry fees for deserving youth in metro Denver to participate in the RMSG.
- Denver City LAX, providing inner city youth in North Park Hill the opportunity to learn and play lacrosse.
- Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, providing sports equipment for alternative after school sports programs for at-risk metro Denver youth.
- Runyon Field Sports Complex, providing baseball and football programs for over 2500 youth, 14 and under, in Pueblo and Southern Colorado.
- Colorado Golf Foundation, providing funding for youth golf programs throughout Colorado including the Colorado Golf Association, Solich Caddie Academy and Hale Irwin Elite Player Academy at CommonGround Golf Course.
- Latin American Education Fund, for the Pat Cortez Endowed Scholarship, helping Latina women attain their educational goals leading to future accomplishments as they begin their desired careers.
- Porter-Billups Leadership Academy, providing academic and leadership training to at-risk inner city students.
- Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation, promoting the physical, emotional and social development of all youth through the game of tennis.
- Love, Sweat & Gears, providing bikes and helmets to deserving Denver Public Schools 3rd grade school children.
- Colorado PGA Reach Foundation, supporting Drive, Chip & Putt, Get Golf Ready and Golf In Schools programs.
- Colorado Golf Hall of Fame, preserving the rich history and legacy of golf in Colorado.
- Global Down Syndrome Foundation, supporting Dare to Play programs for Down Syndrome youth.
- Eddie’s Kids Foundation, providing sporting events tickets to deserving children, teachers, and military servicemen and women.
- Denver Public Schools Foundation, supporting Junior High School athletic programs.
Over the past 10 years, the CSHOF has donated over $900,000 in cash and in-kind to youth sports programs in Colorado, including over $600,000 to the Colorado High School Activities Association.
“All of these organizations meet our mission of helping youth sports and education in Colorado, and we are happy that we can impact so many programs,” said Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Chairwoman Kim Carver. “Our goal was to have an impact on as many youth sports groups as we could to further the goal of the Hall of Fame in improving youth sports in our state.”
For more information about the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, a 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization, please call 720-258-3536, or visit www.coloradosports.org.