WHO WE ARE

Pro Players Association (PPA) is comprised of current and former professional athletes, media and entertainment personalities, and associate members who work voluntarily on behalf of the community. 

           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.

2002 - 2017

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION IS PROUD TO DISPLAY THESE SEALS AWARDED BY GUIDESTAR FOR TRANSPARENCY AS A NONPROFIT

 

 

Don Baylor

 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our members, Don Baylor. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to his wife Becky and his family and the Colorado Rockies family.

Rest In Peace. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION

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AUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR CHARITY AUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE FROM PPA

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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 Assistance Program page.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected Board Members. Justin Byrd of Big Dog Wraps & Graphics, Advisory Board; Kerry Lewis of Castle Rock Police Dept, Advisory Board; and Tim Masek of Advance Auto Parts, Executive Board;  and Jonathan Noller, of Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, Executive Board.

 

Pro Players Association is in the process of searching for new members for our board. This is due to term expiration, relocation, and two have passed away. There are still a few positions available. If you have some experience and are interested in volunteering your time and talents, please contact our office at 720-327-9207.

Thank you.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

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Discount dental plans provide individuals and families with an affordable and easy-to-use alternative to costly dental insurance. Members can save 10% to 60% on most dental procedures. Also, select plans even offer significant savings on dental specialty services like oral surgery, dentures, braces, and even root canals.

Save an extra 15% on any plan with coupon code PRO15. If interested, simply go to Step 1 and enter your zip code, or call toll free at 1-888-632-5353 and a representative will gladly help you join.

Visit our plan web site for more information and registration: www.proplayersassociationdental.com

 

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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

For more information visit our "Celebrities" page or contact the PPA office : 720-327-9207; proplayersassociation@gmail.com

 

WHAT'S UP!

WELCOME NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Thomas Buonocore of Falcon, CO

Jeremy Martin of Westminster, CO

 

DEATH NOTICES & CONDOLENCES 

 The Pro Players Association would like to extend our condolences to Ralph Limo Driver Williams and his family on the passing of his father on July 24th, 2017.

 

Vito "Babe" Parilli: 1930-2017

Parilli, who died Saturday, spent nearly a half-century in college and pro football, including a three-year stint as the Broncos' quarterbacks coach.

Posted Jul 15, 2017 Denver Broncos Football Club

Babe Parilli

The life of Vito "Babe" Parilli in football was unlike any other.

Parilli, who died Saturday at the age of 87, was the quarterbacks coach for the Broncos from 1977-79, working on the staff of one Ring of Famer (head coach Red Miller) while guiding another Ring of Famer (Craig Morton) to some of the best seasons of his career.

Those three years forever connected Parilli to the Broncos and to Denver. But they tell just a small fraction of his story, a journey of nearly 50 years in the sport that saw him cross paths with one legend after another.


After growing up in Rochester, Pennsylvania, Parilli played at Kentucky under perhaps the greatest coach in college football history, Paul "Bear" Bryant. He guided UK to its greatest football success, leading them to wins in the Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl in consecutive seasons. That earned the notice of the NFL and the Green Bay Packers, who drafted Parilli with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1952 NFL Draft.

A whistle-stop, 18-season playing career followed, beginning with two years in Green Bay. It included two separate stints with the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders, and a year with the Cleveland Browns under Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown, when he was a first-hand witness to Brown's early attempts to use a radio receiver in a quarterback's helmet. Parilli returned to Green Bay in 1957, playing two more seasons as a backup behind Bart Starr before he was cut in 1959 by a head coach just getting his feet wet -- Vince Lombardi.

As Parilli told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in 2003, he got the better of Lombardi on the golf course -- but that might have been a mistake.

"We were only playing for a dollar," Parilli said. "But afterwards, he threw the dollar at me and said, 'That's the last dollar you'll ever make from me.' And before the season started, he cut me."

However, that set up the decade that would help define Parilli's legacy: 10 seasons as an American Football League quarterback. After playing for the Rough Riders in 1959, he joined the new league's Oakland Raiders in 1960, then was traded to the Boston Patriots in 1961.


The Patriots gave Parilli the chance he desperately wanted: a full-time starting role with a U.S.-based pro team. He flourished, establishing franchise passing standards that stood for two decades during seven seasons that saw the Patriots go 44-32-7 in his starts. Parilli still ranks fourth in Patriots history in completions, yardage and touchdown passes behind Tom Brady, Steve Grogan and Drew Bledsoe.

In 1968, Parilli joined the New York Jets and earned a Super Bowl ring as Joe Namath's backup quarterback while soaking up knowledge from the Jets' Hall of Fame-bound coach, Weeb Ewbank.

Parilli retired from playing in 1970 and began another adventure as a coach that included his three years under Miller on the Broncos' sideline and a stint as Chuck Noll's quarterbacks coach in Pittsburgh tutoring Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw.

Parilli also coached in three other leagues: the World Football League (as head coach of the New York/Charlotte Stars and the Chicago Winds), the United States Football League (as the Denver Gold's offensive coordinator under Morton) and as the head coach of six different Arena Football League teams, including the Denver Dynamite from 1989-91.

In 1997, Parilli concluded his head-coaching career with the AFL's Florida Bobcats. It was a team that was basically homeless; because of venue and management problems, it played its "home" schedule in places like Boston, Los Angeles and Ottawa, Canada.

Midway through that final season, Parilli's team faced off against a future Pro Football Hall of Famer: Kurt Warner, who was guiding the Iowa Barnstormers. A few months later, Warner would get his NFL shot with the St. Louis Rams, but on that night, Parilli's humble Bobcats stunned the legend's team, 68-55.

It was the sort of wily triumph that was Parilli's specialty. Knocked down so many times, but never out, he was one of the game's true survivors, leaving behind a legacy as unique as the sport itself.

 

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Honor Guard representing Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force display their colors at PPA's Celebrity Bartender Night for Military Family Relief, June 2008. Blind Images©2008