Saturday: sports equipment charity drive at Pepsi Center

As a heads up to our faithful readers in and around the Denver area, the Nuggets will be hosting the second annual Jessica Redfield Gawhi giveSPORTS charity drive on Saturday. If you’re able to donate some new or lightly used sports equipment to a great cause, it’s an exciting opportunity to meet some of the Denver Nuggets’ players and staff as well as Rocky and the Nuggets Dancers.

This is the second annual sports equipment charity drive the Nuggets will hold in honor of Jessica Redfield Gawhi, the former Altitude intern who was a victim of the tragic Aurora theater shooting in 2012. If you’d like to get involved and make a donation, here are the details of the event this Saturday at the Pepsi Center.

WHEN:          Saturday, August 24 (7 a.m. – Noon)

WHERE:        Pepsi Center – Camry Lot North (Enter via 7th Street from Chopper Circle)

WHY:            Jessica Redfield Ghawi, an aspiring sports journalist, was a victim of the 2012 Aurora theater tragedy.  A sports participant as well as a sports reporter, Jessica’s dream was to provide children who had lost everything with sports equipment.  Her dream became a reality in 2012 when Kroenke Sports Charities partnered with A Precious Child to collect/distribute more than 25,000 pieces of sports equipment to 150 non-profit organizations .

HOW:              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.

This Saturday: Jessica Redfield Gawhi giveSPORTS Equipment Drive at Pepsi Center

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.

Details

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.