Jessica Redfield Gawhi’s passion for sports was undeniable. Before being senselessly gunned down in the Aurora theater shooting, she was pursuing her dream of being becoming a sports reporter and worked as an intern and Altitude Sports & Entertainment. Passionate and smart, Jessica always took time to help those in need. Prior to her death, Jessica’s dream was to help families of the Colorado wildfires by providing hockey equipment. On Saturday September 8th, the Denver Nuggets and Kroenke Sports charities will hold a gently-used sports equipment drive in Jessica’s honor. The equipment drive includes all sports and will serve families in need throughout the Denver metro area as part of the effort to ensure Jessica’s giving spirit lives on.
Denver Nuggets players, dancers, ambassadors and supermascot Rocky will be on hand. Here’s a guide of what to bring and where to go on Saturday morning. As Nuggets fans, this is a great opportunity to get involved with the organization and do something good in honor of a special person.
Saturday September 8th
7:00 AM – Noon
Pepsi Center – Parking Lot B
(Enter via 7th street from Chopper Circle)
What to bring
New or lightly used sports equipment requested includes: Baseball and Softball – Balls, Gloves, Catcher’s Gear, Bats; Basketball – Balls, Nets, Shoes; Bicycles and Helmets; Boxing – Gloves, Head Gear; Football – Balls, Pads, Helmets, Cleats; Golf – Clubs, Balls, Shoes; Hockey – Pucks, Skates, Pads, Goalie Gear, Helmet, Sticks; Lacrosse – Balls, Sticks, Pads, Helmets; Roller Hockey – Skates, Helmets, Pads, Sticks, Balls; Roller Skating/Blading – Skates, Helmets, Pads; Soccer – Balls, Cleats, Shin Guards; Tennis – Balls, Rackets, Shoes ; and Volleyball – Balls, Nets, Pads. In addition, monetary donations will benefit the Jessica Redfield Ghawi giveSPORTS Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance for sports-related registration fees.