In mid-September, many areas of Colorado were ravaged by destructive flooding. The photos and stories coming from the flooded areas were difficult to see. As leaders in the community, the Colorado Rockies, along with the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets, each made a substantial donation to organizations that provide direct flood relief.
Realizing the gravity of the situation, Rockies Owner/Chairman & CEO Dick Monfort said, "The images emerging from Colorado the past few days are a terrifying reminder of how quickly our communities can be overwhelmed. We are deeply saddened by the deaths and destruction caused by the horrific flood, and are so concerned for the residents of those communities, their families, their homes and their businesses."
On top of their sizeable donation to the American Red Cross, the Rockies also used game broadcasts to promote flood relief donations at Coors Field's donation areas.
While natural disasters like the 2013 Colorado Floods are devastating for our community, they also provide our community with an opportunity to band together in a time of need, and indeed, the rebuilding process has begun.