Below is an advertisement.

High & Inside: Rockies Community Newsletter

May / June 2014

This Months Features:

Click on the title to jump to each story.

IN THE BOOKS - ROCKIES HOME RUN FOR KINDNESS

Home Run for Kindness

With most Denver area schools dismissed for summer, the Rockies Home Run for Kindness program has also come to the end of its inaugural installment. The Rockies Home Run for Kindness program enjoyed a successful debut as an extensive community program that targets high school students with the goal of eradicating violence in schools by encouraging students to perform random acts of kindness in their everyday lives.

An outstanding 1,197 random acts of kindness were submitted online via email and social media. Many schools had kindness clubs or other leadership groups lead the charge and one Denver high school, John F. Kennedy High School, submitted 186 acts by themselves. Throughout the length of the program, which launched in April, there was a great deal of kindness discussion among students, particularly on Twitter using their school's designated hashtag, and kids would tag their friends and discuss their acts of kindness, creating a "snowball" effect for schools in the digital space.

The program came to its culmination on May 16 when all 11 schools were represented on the field before a Rockies game. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder holding their signed Rockies Home Run for Kindness banner, many Rockies players visited their partner schools, reconnecting with the students they'd visited weeks prior for a motivational presentation; participation from Rockies players was a key component of this program.

With the first class of Rockies Home Run for Kindness students moving on to the next grade or, in some cases, graduating from high school, there is a new group of students that will benefit from this important message in the fall.

Home Run for Kindness

CELEBRATE ON JULY 12 - ROXIVUS RETURNS

Roxivus

Come to Coors Field on Saturday, July 12 for ROXIVUS!

There's lots of fun planned before first pitch starting with an onfield photo opportunity with Rockies players from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. At noon, the fun will open on The Rooftop, and there will be beer specials, DJ music, a social media area, photo booth, prize giveaways and more! Do you have little ones? Enjoy the Kids area at ROXIVUS with Dinger appearances, face painting, music for all age and more.

ON BASE - VISITING BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE

Buckley Air Force Base

On June 25, a group of Rockies players spent the morning visiting with service men and women at Buckley Air Force Base. Quick to jump at the opportunity to spend time with real heroes and their families, Matt Belisle, Rex Brothers, LaTroy Hawkins and Josh Rutledge made the trip over to Aurora, Colo., for an outstanding experience.

After a tour of the facility, including sitting in real fighter jets and helicopters, the group posed for photos with men and women from the base. The visit ended with an autograph session for families on the base, many of them big Rockies fans.

While the Rockies were only able to visit one base, it was a great opportunity to thank the brave men and women who fight to protect our freedoms every day.

SWING FOR THE...FENCES - COLORADO ROCKIES CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

Charity Golf Classic

The annual Colorado Rockies Charity Fund Golf Classic took place on Monday, May 19 at The Pinery Country Club in Parker, Colo. The Golf Classic is one of the Rockies' largest fundraisers for the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, which supports youth baseball and softball programs, as well as educational programs in the Front Range.

And coming the day after a Rockies walk-off win at Coors Field, the event had an extra added buzz and excitement.

This year there was a great turnout from both "celebrity" participants and non-celebrities alike. Rockies players and coaches included Charlie Blackmon, Vinny Castilla, Tyler Chatwood, Corey Dickerson, Tommy Kahnle, DJ LeMahieu, Jordan Lyles, Walt Weiss and others, and ROOT SPORTS personalities along with other former Denver professional athletes also spent the day on the course.

It was a beautiful day on the links to golf for a good cause!

BACK ROCKIES FOR CHARITY - BATTER UP 4 KIDS

Batter Up 4 Kids

Support your Rockies and donate to charity at the same time! Batter Up 4 Kids is a joint charitable campaign between the Rockies and ROOT SPORTS, with all funds going to Children's Hospital Colorado and Special Olympics Colorado. Here's how it works:

1. Select a Rockies player..or a few.
2. Every time your player(s) record a hit, you pledge to donate a dollar amount: $1 for a single, $2 for a double, $3 for a triple and $4 for a home run.

All fans that back a Rockie will get a button featuring their player and will be eligible to win great prizes from the Rockies and ROOT SPORTS!

SPECIAL DELIVERY - ROCKIES TICKET SPECIALS

Ticket Specials

The best way to watch Rockies Baseball is live at Coors Field!

With a variety of ticket specials available for fans, the Rockies ticket specials page should be a daily stop during your everyday web surfing. Be on the lookout for Coca-Cola Value Pack games, as well as Power Ticket deals, Green Packs, the Blake Street Steal, the ever-popular HOT ROX Deal every Wednesday and more.

BRINGING A SMILE - ROCKIES VISIT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL COLORADO

Hospital Visit

The Rockies and Children's Hospital Colorado are strong, long-standing partners. Through several large-scale projects and fundraisers throughout the year, this relationship has been strengthened, but it's also the everyday interactions between patients at the hospital and Rockies players that truly make a difference.

On June 11, Nolan Arenado, Tyler Chatwood and Michael McKenry made a surprise visit to Children's Hospital Colorado, spending time with a number of special young men and women. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

Hospital Visit

DOING GOOD - ROCKIES WIVES GRAB BAGS AND FOOD DRIVE

Rockies Wives

As the saying goes, "Behind every good man is a good woman." For the Rockies, that adage rings true, and the Rockies Wives continually make a difference in the Denver community through a variety of community outreach projects during the season.

One of the most well-known annual programs, the Rockies Wives Grab Bags Event, took place on June 5 at Coors Field this year, allowing fans to purchase mystery bags filled with autographed items and other goodies featuring autographed from their husbands.

Later in June, the wives banded together once again for a food drive at Coors Field. Stationed in front of each Coors Field gate, along with representatives from the Denver Rescue Mission, the Rockies Wives collected non-perishable food items and cash donations. And capping off a busy month of community outreach, the wives group participated in a school supply drive on June 25, getting together to purchase school supplies for Denver-area schools before personally delivering the items to schools in need.

There are more Rockies Wives events in the works this season, so be sure to stay tuned to Rockies social media, as well as Rockies.com/community, for details.

FRESH PAINT - WILFLEY BRANCH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB VOLUNTEER PROJECT

Boys & Girls Club

On Monday, June 2, the Rockies visited the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver's Wilfley Branch for a special clean-up and painting project. Not only did Rockies staff participate in the event, but it was also an opportunity to work with partners ROOT SPORTS, Aramark and Kwal Paint/Sherwin Williams.

With a generous donation from the Rockies' official paint sponsor, Kwal Paint/Sherwin Williams, volunteers cleaned the club and painted several rooms in the facility. A fresh coat of paint will certainly keep the Wilfley Branch looking good for years to come and through events like this, the Rockies and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver continue to maintain their strong relationship.

ADULT LEADERSHIP AWARD - NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

The 2014 Colorado Rockies Adult Leadership Award is now accepting nominations! Now in its 12th year, the award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the Hispanic community through community involvement, the promotion of family values and personal achievements, though they need not be Hispanic themselves.

Visit Rockies.com/Hispanic for more information, including nomination details!

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - DREW STUBBS

Drew Stubbs

On December 18, 2013, the Rockies acquired outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for left-handed pitcher Josh Outman. Stubbs, a proud Texan, was a first-round draft choice by Cincinnati Reds the 8th overall selection in 2006.

This season, Stubbs is having an outstanding first half, making the most of his playing time in a Rockies outfield with significant depth-carrying six outfielders most of the season. After 67 games, Stubbs had hit .293 with 12 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs and 20 RBI, along with 9 stolen bases. A great defensive outfielder, Stubbs also has the ability to hit for power and is a threat to steal bases.

His ability is not limited to just the baseball field. He was a track & field star and football player at Atlanta (Texas) High School. And during his time at the University of Texas at Austin, Stubbs was not only a three-time All-American on the baseball field, also a two-time Academic All-American.