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Colorado Rockies Community Programs
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Charities
The Colorado Rockies operate two charities: the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Foundation and the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation. Details »
Request Guidelines
The Colorado Rockies support many nonprofit organizations addressing the following interests: youth baseball and softball, education and literacy, and the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Details »


Fantasy Camp
Imagine being signed to play for the Colorado Rockies. Imagine walking into the Clubhouse -- seeing your locker, your uniform, your name. More »
Rockies Rookies
Thank you for a great 2004 season. Rockies Rookies packs will be available for the 2005 season in April.


Hispanic Leadership Award
The Colorado Rockies Baseball Club is currently seeking nominations for the second annual Colorado Rockies Hispanic Leadership Award to be celebrated throughout the month of September. We ask for your support by nominating an individual who you feel meets the criteria. More »
Community Ticket Program
This program was started in 1993, to help many individuals, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, attend a Colorado Rockies baseball game. The Rockies continue to work with over 300 non-profit organizations to donate an estimated 105,000 requested tickets. Please review the Request Guidelines to find out how to get your non-profit organization involved in this program.


Rockies Speakers Bureau
This program is designed to promote questions, suggestions and public participation in support of Rockies baseball. Individuals who serve on the Speakers Bureau include front office staff as well as ownership. Many staff members participate annually in the Dr. Seuss' Read Across America Day by reading to local elementary school children.
Dinger
Dinger works year-round promoting physical fitness and literacy for thousands of elementary school students in the Rocky Mountain Region. He acts out his own Dinger Story for the kids He also makes appearances at The Children's Hospital and Denver Health. He makes appearances at Rockies events including the 5K Home Run, Rockies Rookies Kids Fan Club events and many more. For more information on Dinger appearances, please review the Request Guidelines.


Literacy Programs
The Colorado Rockies work with many groups to help promote literacy. The Rockies Wives host an annual Book Drive to collect children's books for the Reach Out and Read Program. The Wives drop off their collections at a clinic and read books to the children in the waiting rooms. The Rockies Front Office staff participates in the National Read Across America Day at area schools reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books. To request a Front Office member in March - please fax a request to Stacy Schafer at 303-312-2284. More »
Player Hospital Visits
The Colorado Rockies players and Manager Clint Hurdle, make visits throughout the season to The Children's Hospital, Craig Hospital and Denver Health. During the visits the players visit the children in their rooms and deliver fun baseball related items to help cheer them up.


CJ'Catches and Preston's Pals
Catcher Charles Johnson and centerfielder Preston Wilson each host 30 children from non-profit groups in Denver to Saturday games throughout the season. They provide a game ticket, a T-shirt and $10 for each child to help enjoy the ballpark. The groups arrive early to Coors Field and get to enjoy a question & answer session and get autographs from the players. More »
Rockies Wives Program
Each year the Colorado Rockies Wives work hard to make an impact in the community. The 2004 season marked the most successful season yet in raising money through the donations of generous fans. The wives hosted a Food Drive to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission and a Children's Book Drive to benefit Denver Health's Reach Out and Read program. They also brought back the popular Grab Bags for Charity event. More »


Care & Share Program
The Colorado Rockies Care & Share Program gives seriously ill children the opportunity to watch batting practice while standing on Coors Field and to possibly get autographs from some of their favorite Rockies players and coaches. The children then get to enjoy the baseball game with their families. This program works with many dedicated organizations which work daily with these children. Some of the organizations referring the children are The Children's Hospital, the Make A Wish Foundation, and the Starlight Foundation.
Buses For Baseball
The Colorado Rockies team up with the Major League Baseball Players Association to invite 40 inner city kids to a Rockies game each year. The transportation is provided on a large bus and the kids are able to get autographs from Rockies players.


The ROY Foundation Dinner
The ROY Foundation Dinner has become an annual event of the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund. The ROY Foundation continues to pursue its mission with the establishment and support of The Mike McMorris CF Center at The Children's Hospital in Denver. The Center is capable of unique treatments and research serving a broad spectrum of Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families.
Hal O'Leary Awards Dinner
The Colorado Rockies Charity Fund hosts this dinner on Coors Field. The focus of the evening is to recognize and applaud individuals who have made significant differences in the lives of many including the disabled community.