WHO WE ARE
Dedicated to Serving the Community, Pro Players Association is a community service organization comprised of current and former professional athletes, media and entertainment personalities and associate members who work voluntarily on behalf of the community. Our membership base extends around the USA.
Pro Players Association’s goal is to generate funding for worthwhile programs and charities which will benefit the community locally, nationally, and globally.
Their mission, simply stated, "Dedication to Serving and Giving Back to the Community", is one proven many times since their incorporation in 2002.
Pro Players Association is a non profit 501c3 charity.
We are proud to announce that our organization has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.
GuideStar has just awarded us with their Silver Star for continuing to provide up-to-date concise information regarding the operations of Pro Players Association.
Broncos Legend Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin passed away
September 8, 2014 at the age of 76.
Condolences to the Gonsoulin family and the Denver Broncos family from the Pro Players Association.
Born in Port Arthur, Texas (home of Janis Joplin), Gonsoulin starred at Baylor where he was team captain and played RB, WR, and Safety. He joined the Denver Broncos in 1960 during the inaugural season of the AFL.
Gonsoulin was the consummate Pro Bowl safety. He was named All-AFL four times and played in the Pro-Bowl six times. He still holds Denver's record for the most interceptions in a season (11) and is tied for the single game record (4). He held the career interception record (43) until 1987, when Steve Foley broke it with 44. Gonsoulin was chosen as one of four charter members to Denver's Ring of Fame in 1984 along with Floyd Little, Rich Jackson and Lionel Taylor. He was also picked for the Broncos' 20 year All-Star team and was named to the Colorado Hall of Fame in 1984.
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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
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RING OF FAME INDUCTIONS TODAY SEPT 14! CONGRATS TO ALL 3!
GENE MINGO TO BE INDUCTED INTO BRONCOS RING OF FAME!
CONGRATULATIONS to our great friend and Pro Players Association member Eugene Mingo on the announcement of his induction into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame!!! Your time has arrived! Just spoke to him and congratulated him personally! He is so very happy and honored! You did it!! The wait is over! Yeah! The NOT forgotten Legend!
More congrats; Gene will be announcing the second round draft pick for the Denver Broncos live from Radio City Music Hall, NYC during this week's NFL draft! How awesome is that or what!!!
MORE RING OF FAME INDUCTEES
Our congratulations also to Rick Upchurch and Dan Reeves on the announcement of their induction into the Broncos Ring of Fame! Sweet!
UPCOMING ANNOUNCEMENTS TO BE POSTED SHORTLY ON PPA NFL TOUR COMING TO YOUR CITY DURING THE 2014-15 SEASON!
2015 UPCOMING EVENTS
CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
MORE TO COME!
Pro Players Association Celebrity Team vs the Town of Wiggins Employees, Wiggins Town Park. Wiggins, Colorado.
More info to follow...............
Celebrity Shoot for Charity to benefit the Wiggins Rural Fire District to be announced for Spring 2015 at A1+. Bird Preserve, Wiggins, CO.
Celebrity Shoot for Charity to benefit the County Sheriffs of Colorado to be scheduled Spring 2015.
HONORARY CHAIR NAMED
Pro Players Association is proud to announce that Bobby Holik, Czech American NHL Legend, has been named the Honorary Chairman of the Celebrity Charity Shoots. Bobby teamed up with CZ-USA in 2011 to promote the CZ line of bolt action rifles, semi-automatic handguns and handcrafted shotguns.
The ice hockey center began his U.S. career with the Hartford Whalers, won two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils and went on to play for New York Rangers and Atlanta Thrashers. In his 1,314 career NHL games, Holik scored 747 points (326 goals, 421 assists) and became of the the most productive Czech born players in the NHL.
Like his grandfather, Bobby treasures our outdoor heritage. At home on his ranch in Wyoming, Bobby understands our responsibility as custodians for the land and wildlife on a first hand basis.
Visit Bobby's web sites:
For more info on the CZ line visit www.cz-usa.com
Become a Presenting Sponsor and be teamed up with Bobby for the 2015 Celebrity Charity Shoot!
This event was a BLAST! Thanks to the celebs for bartending including former Denver Broncos Mark Cooper, Ron Egloff, and Larry Evans and Ralph Tamm, Heavyweight Boxer Chris 'DaFuture' Green, Mile High Sports Radio Hosts Gil Whiteley and Krissi Bex, Castle Rock Citizen of the Year John Manka and the Mayor of Castle Rock Paul Donahue. The Silent Auction was almost a sell-out! The next day several texts were received from the celebs: "When can we do it again?" So, yes it was a success!
Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction Held
Pro Players Association proudly presented a Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction to benefit the Beverly Mooney Memorial Fund. The event took place at Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Event Center and Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, CO. Saturday evening May 31st, 5:30-8:30pm.
Beverly, 33 years old, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 22, at home. She was battling Lymes disease, but her passing was unexpected. Beverly adored all children and was inspired to make a difference in the children of today. She was looking forward to becoming an educator in a local church school system.
Beverly left an immediate family consisting of her husband David and two children, Ethan 6 years old and Mikayla 4 years old. David is a firefighter and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. The family is now in dire need of financial assistance.
A Silent Auction was presented featuring several memorabilia, collectible and special opportunity items for bid. A 50/50 will also took place awarding the winner half of the collected funds. The winner generously donated their portion back to the charity!
Thanks to the volunteers who cooked and assistied n other capacities at the event. Thanks to Safeway, Walmart, Orowheat and Carrabba's Italian Grill who dedicated sponsorship.
Financial contributions can be sent directly to: Beverly Mooney Memorial Fund, 1st Bank, 4775 Front St., Castle Rock, CO 80104.
to Pro Players Association Radio Network
AN LED 48" HDTV 1080p WAS GIVEN AWAY AT MCCARTHY'S SPORTS BAR, 15350 SMOKY HILL RD, AURORA ON 3/15!!! LimoDriver announced the winner on stage at McCarthy's.
Donations Benefit the Friends of Jake Fund for Service Dogs.
CONSIGNMENTS FOR CHARITY AUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE FROM PPA
NEED AUCTION ITEMS THAT TURN INTO CASH?
Get your hands on items for your fundraiser without the hassle of begging and pleading for donations from merchants.
Pro Players Association now offers non-profits the opportunity to access valuable collectibles, fine art, and special opportunities. Take a look through our collection in our slide presentation found on our Auction Consignments page.
NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY! CHECK THEM OUT!!!
JUST ADDED A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF WITH 3 OF YOUR FRIENDS AND A DENVER BRONCOS ALUM! CHECK IT OUT!!!
COLORADO FLOOD RELIEF
"STUFF THAT TRUCK"!
Pro Players Association coordinated a drive to aid the Colorado Flood victims in the hardest hit areas of the state.
We worked with local agencies in an effort to facilitate receipt of the merchandise and distribution of the items to those most needy.
The drive has received contributions of new goods from Denver Broncos Gameday Merchandising, Kroenke Charities, Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic, Sam's Club, and Creager Mercantile.
Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Disaster Response Division, a local non profit, will assist by providing a location for distribution and volunteers. The merchandise will be distributed to FEMA-Registered victims of the floods. This is done to be sure the donated goods are getting into the right hands.
The new clothes and household goods were delivered to the Loveland, CO Flood Distribution Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Volunteers at the Loveland, CO Flood Distribution Center pose with some of the new clothes and household goods gathered and donated by Pro Players Association.
COLORADO FLOOD RELIEF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS ACCEPTED by calling our office 720-327-9207. Thank you.
SALVATION ARMY APPOINTS PPA MEMBERS TO ADVISORY COUNCIL
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Former pro-athletes get patriotic
DENVER - Professional athletes showed their patriotism Monday morning in an attention-getting way.
Former sports athletes were out bright and early to celebrate America's Independence Day by waving flags at the Union Avenue bridge over Interstate 25. They caught the attention of drivers passing by with their patriotic display.
Former Nuggets player and now sports radio commentator Scott Hastings showed up along with MLB Hall of Famer Bob McCaslin and others.
This group of people - called the Flag Guys - gathers every major American holiday. The group was started by Denver resident Chris Tucker. Tucker works with the Professional Arena Soccer League. He gathers fellow athletes to show off their stars and stripes.
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A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION AS SEEN ON 9NEWS
2014 MEMBERSHIP DUES
PROFESSIONAL $45 ; ASSOCIATE $35
THE COST OF OUR DUES HAVE REMAINED THE SAME AS LAST YEAR.
PLEASE SUBMIT BY CHECK, MONEY ORDER to PPA, PO BOX 396, PEYTON, CO 80831, OR CHARGE YOUR DUES THROUGH GOOGLE CHECKOUT ON OUR MEMBERSHIP PAGE TO REMAIN AS AN ACTIVE MEMBER. FOR MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT INFO, PLEASE REFER TO OUR MEMBERSHIP PAGE. THANK YOU.
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CELEBRITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & SPEAKERS BUREAU
Our PPA members are available to promote, appear and/or participate in your special event. Members of PPA come from a wide variety of professional sports, media and entertainment professions.
- Personal appearances
- Speaking engagements
- Autograph signings
- Grand Openings
- Golf outings
- Trade shows
- Corporate hospitality/Super Bowl events
- Product endorsements/sponsorships
- Other promotional needs
- Pro Players Association Radio Network's "Sports in Perspective" broadcast is available to be presented "LIVE" or delayed remote at your location
DEATH NOTICES & CONDOLENCES
THANKFULLY NOTHING TO REPORT AT PRESENT
PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS
Honor Guard representing Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force display their colors at PPA's Celebrity Bartender Night for Military Family Relief, June 2008.