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.
CONSIGNMENTS FOR CHARITY AUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE FROM PPA
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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.
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Pro Players Association presents an
Evening of Soul & Blues
at Stargazers Theatre, Colorado Springs
to benefit the Friends of Jake Fund for Service Dogs.
The evening will feature
Colorado's Soulman Tiny Barge & the Big Chill
with Special Guest National Recording Artist Tony Exum, Jr.
Friday evening, May 17, 2013, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are $15 per person in advance/ $20 day of show.
A Silent Auction will be held for the benefit of the charity.
Tickets can be purchased in advance through Pro Players Association Online Box Office. Click here for ticket sales: TICKETS
Optionally, tickets can be purchased through Stargazers Theatre Box Office. Please call 719-476-2200 to purchase tickets over the phone or online at: www.stargazerstheatre.com. Tickets are available at the theatre Box Office located at: 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.
Tickets purchased in advance online or by phone will be reserved and held in the theatre's 'Will Call' at Stargazers Box Office and can be picked-up on the night of the show.
Ticket purchases completed through Pro Players Association Online Box Office will receive an email confirmation of their purchase at the conclusion of the sale.
Pro Players Association presents
A Hot Latin Night with Jon Romero y Amanecer
Latin Jazz Ensemble and Salsa Band
at Stargazers Theatre, Colorado Springs
to benefit the Pro Players Association Community Service Projects.
Saturday evening, June 8, 2013, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are $10 per person in advance/ $15 day of show.
A Silent Auction will be held for the benefit of the charity.
Click here for ticket sales and more information: TICKETS
DENVER ARC 1st ANNUAL ADVISORY COUNCIL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, May 24th, 2013
Fossil Trace Golf Course, Golden, CO
Hosted by Vic Lombardi & Tom Martino
Pro Players Association & Special Guest Celebrities
Foursome $800/ Early Bird Foursome $750 (by May 1st)
Individual player $200
To benefit the Denver Adult Rehabilitation Center
For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact: PPA 720-327-9207 or Captain Ron McKinney 303-956-7385
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF
"STUFF THAT TRUCK" has officially begun! We now have started receiving donations of new items for the relief effort.
Pro Players Association is proud to be coordinating a drive to aid the Hurricane Sandy victims in the hardest hit areas of NJ and NY.
Thousands are still without electricity. Many are homeless, living in shelters with no other place to go. The clothes on their back, the same they've worn since the storm. Everything they once possessed is lost. Recent winter storms have continued to wreak havoc onto the devastation that already exists.
The use of a moving truck that will capacitate a load of up to 25,000 lbs. is being contributed by Exodus Moving and Storage of Denver. Exodus will arrange to pick-up the supplies from donors, temporarily store them at their warehouse, once the truck is loaded, deliver the goods to a distribution center in New Jersey. The Salvation Army will take receipt of the merchandise and disburse the items to those most needy.
“Stuff That Truck” is being coordinated in association with The Salvation Army.
Pro Players Association CEO Gary R. Adler, an Advisory Council member of The Salvation Army is coordinating the relief effort with the assistance of the Denver Salvation Army Public Relations Director Ron McKinney, a former NFL Chaplain for the Philadelphia Eagles and SF 49ers, and Pro Players Association member.
The drive has kicked-off with contributions of new goods from Denver Broncos Gameday Merchandising, Kroenke Charities, Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic, Sam's Club, Brax Ltd., and Creager Mercantile.
The following NEW items are those most needed:
Baby Needs Non-Perishable Food
Batteries (all sizes) Paper Products
Bedding Personal Hygiene Products
Blankets Pet Food & Supplies
Boots (men and women) Pillows
Bottled Water Pots & Pans
Brooms Portable Radios
Buckets (five-gallon) Rain Gear
Contractor Trash Bags School Supplies
Cleaning Supplies Shovels
First Aid Kits Tarps
Gas Containers (1-4 gallon) Toys (preschool ages 3-5 and elementary ages 6-12)
Gloves (work, rubber, medical, and winter) Underwear
Goggles (eye-protection) Wheelbarrows
Hats Ziplock bags (1-gallon and 2-gallon)
Any corporations or individuals interested in contributing new goods to the cause, please contact PPA at 720-327-9207. Thank you.
INTERESTED IN PLACING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS OUR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUND RAISING EFFORTS? PLEASE CONTRIBUTE THROUGH OUR SECURE GOOGLE CHECKOUT DONATION CENTER (below).
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS ACCEPTED HERE
JERSEYS FOR JERSEY
Purchase an NFL Jersey and help to provide funding for those in-need affected by the Hurricane Sandy Disaster. Check out the variety which we have to offer on our 'Jerseys' page.
The Salvation Army is actively responding to and serving those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and feeding people at shelters in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. New York City Officials appointed The Salvation Army as lead agency to coordinate feeding at City Shelters. Mobile canteen units are deploying to the areas in greatest need as damage is assessed. Crews are providing food, hydration, and clean-up kits as well as emotional and spiritual care.
Your donations make a real difference.
^$10 feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
^$30 provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies
^$250 can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
^$500 keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day
Online: Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org
By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “2012 Hurricane Season” on all checks.
Text-to-Give*: To donate $10, text the word STORM to 80888, and confirm the donation with the word, “Yes.”
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELEASE
Salvation Army Emergency Response to Hurricane Sandy
WHILE Hurricane Sandy – one of the largest storms the Caribbean and the east coast of the USA has ever experienced – was still causing devastating damage, Salvation Army emergency teams were already providing relief. Initially shelter, food, water and counselling were the main forms of assistance provided and this has continued.
Throughout the Caribbean the unceasing torrential rain and 90 mph winds decimated homes and crumbled structures, as fallen trees and utility power lines made roads impassable and destroyed crops, livestock and farmlands. Early assessment by Salvation Army disaster relief teams indicated that this category one hurricane had left the islands of Jamaica, Haiti and the Bahamas in ruins.
In Haiti, where at least 10 people have been killed, this latest disaster has stretched the resources of local Salvation Army personnel who are still serving those impacted by the earthquake and Hurricane Isaac. In the Bahamas, Hurricane Sandy’s driving rains and heavy winds knocked out power, flooded roads and cut off inter-island communication.
Salvation Army properties also suffered damage. In Jamaica, the School for the Blind lost the roofs on several of its dormitories and walkways and all of its banana and plantain crops were destroyed. The Salvation Army headquarters in Haiti also reported that its buildings in Poirrier, Lafosse, Vieux Bourg, Fond-des-Negres and Campeche were severely damaged.
But even in these moments of distress, Salvation Army teams set aside their own problems to assist others. During the eye of the storm, Salvation Army officers and volunteers were out on the streets transporting homeless men to shelters, serving food to those evacuated and providing pastoral care and counselling to those traumatised by the disaster.
Cuba was also badly affected by the hurricane with 11 people killed and widespread flooding and damage during its five hours in the country. The Salvation Army is supplying food, shelter and water to those who are displaced and has already begun working on providing temporary shelters for those who lost their homes.
From the Caribbean and Cuba Hurricane Sandy moved violently along the United States of America east coast, leaving mass destruction and power outages in its wake. Even before it arrived The Salvation Army in the USA prepared for a long-term disaster response and recovery operation. Feeding of displaced people commenced immediately at shelters in the north-east and mid-Atlantic regions and mobile canteen units have been deployed to the areas of greatest need. Crews are providing food, hydration and clean-up kits as well as emotional and spiritual care.
New York city officials, from the Office of Emergency Management, have appointed The Salvation Army as the lead agency for the city’s food access plan which coordinates feeding programmes at city shelters. This includes serving meals to 1,000 people at Seward High School in lower Manhattan for the next few days.
Elsewhere in New York the Army has provided food and shelter assistance at two locations in Albany and on Long Island. The Salvation Army is also assisting the American Red Cross with distribution of supplies to eight shelters.
In New Jersey The Salvation Army is serving meals, snacks and drinks to hundreds of evacuees at 11 shelters in five counties. This emergency work is not without danger. At a shelter in Union Beach, a Salvation Army canteen and a volunteer vehicle were flooded when waters rose unexpectedly. Despite the loss of these vehicles volunteers continued to serve meals to both displaced residents and other emergency workers. A Salvation Army canteen is working with the New Jersey state official search and rescue team.
An innovative relief programme is operating at Montclair where The Salvation Army has organised a ‘charging’ centre for people who need to charge their phones, computers or other electronic devices.
Meals are being provided to people in 15 shelters in Pennsylvania and Connecticut and The Salvation Army is also running shelter and feeding programmes throughout parts of western Maryland and West Virginia where more than two feet of snow has left thousands without power in frigid temperatures.
Relief teams are active in north east Ohio, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Virginia, serving within shelters and from mobile canteens. ‘It’s clear that Hurricane Sandy was, and continues to be, a major storm impacting millions of people,’ said Major George Hood, National Community Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army in the United States. ‘Residents of the impacted areas can rest assured that The Salvation Army will be with them for the long-haul – providing practical, physical and spiritual support at the areas of greatest need.’
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.
(KUSA-TV © 2011 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)
A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION AS SEEN ON 9NEWS
PPA CHARITY AUCTIONS ONLINE
GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO BID ON SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA
FUNDS RAISED WILL BENEFIT PPA COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
2013 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
INTERESTED IN PLACING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS OUR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUND RAISING EFFORTS? PLEASE CONTRIBUTE THROUGH OUR GOOGLE CHECKOUT DONATION CENTER (below).
We wish PPA member Ralph Tamm, former NFL Offensive Guard, a speedy recovery from his recent illness.
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DEATH NOTICES & CONDOLENCES
Pro Players Association offers our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family of Chuck Gavin, executive board member.
Pro Players Association offers our condolences and sympathy to the family of former Denver Bronco Jeff Lewis.
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.