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.

 

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


                                                 
                                                                        

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION IN THE NEWS

NOT ONLY DID HE MAKE THE HEADLINER COVER PHOTO, BUT A PHOTO TAKEN BY OUR CEO GARY R. ADLER ALSO GOT TO GRACE THE COVER AT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!

CONDOLENCES

HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES 

It’s with great sadness that I’m just reading on Facebook of the passing of a great friend, associate, and former member of the Pro Players Association and the NFL Alumni. Captain Ron McKinney of the Salvation Army. 

Ron was a former pastor of the Philadelphia Eagles Football Club. I met Ron and recruited him onto the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association back in the late 90s. He later also became a member of Pro Players Association and was a past advisory board member in the early days of the organization. 

Ron McKinney had started working with the Denver Salvation Army around that time. Originally Ron was assigned to the Champa Street homeless shelter. 

His next assignment brought him deeper into the community working with many at-risk and disadvantaged youth. Many of us worked with Ron and Roberta at the High Street Red Shield Community Center with local youth, through the instructions of professional boxers Ron Lyle and Lightning Lonnie Smith. The pro boxers' instructions from Ron were to help redirect many troubled kids off the street fighting scene and into the ring of competitive fighting. Ron and Roberta’s programs provided these youth an after-school program keeping them off the dangerous streets in a safe place to learn, study, and interact in a positive way with each other. Thanks to their efforts, many of these youth were taught respect, responsibility, dedication, trust, and we’re given a new direction.

Ron established an advisory council for the Denver Rehab Center. He later had invited our memberships to participate in fundraising efforts and community service. It was a pleasure to assist Ron with the organization and coordination of more than seven years of golf tournaments. Every holiday season Ron invited our Pro Players members to assist him (and Santa and Mrs Claus) in preparing meals and feeding the residents of the rehabilitation center.

He was incredible in that he reached out and gave of himself to the community in so many ways, so very often. His presence, our friendship will forever be missed. He was surely God’s soldier.

Heartfelt condolences to Roberta from myself and on behalf of the Pro Players Association. Please reach out to us if there is anything that we can do.

May Ron’s memory be for a blessing and may he Rest in Peace.

A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

Even though the Pro Players Association was only founded in 2002, our CEO has been experienced in fundraising for over 52 years. Yes, he started in 1969 when he organized a carnival for cancer and raised $35,000; and then he founded the American Cancer Society Juniors in 1970. Since, he has founded or co-founded 11 nonprofit charities in the U.S.
 
Our celebrity members combined have hundreds of years’ experience in fundraising efforts.
We have worked with every kind of charity and have catered to all kinds of crowds.
 
We participate in continuing education relative to fundraising and auctioneering to keep us abreast of what is going on in today’s fundraising environment. We keep informed and stay connected to the auction market daily.
 
We have worked events that spread the range of admission ticket price from “FREE” to “$1000 per person”. We are very familiar with the spectrum of clientele.
 
We have undertaken a variety of challenges in the organization and implementation of these events and have achieved great success. Our record and many accolades speak to these successes.
 
We are available to assist in an established event or we can organize an event from scratch.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns relative to working in conjunction with the Pro Players Association on any of your fundraising efforts.
 
PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE & ADVISORY BOARDS
 
 
To connect with us, visit our CONTACT page for more information.
 
 
 

VISIT OUR AMAZON “WISH LIST”

INTERESTED IN HELPING TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS IN OTHER WAYS THAN FINANCIAL?

VISIT OR "WISH LIST" located on AMAZON.COM
Your contribution is tax deductible under the provisions of the I.R.S. Tax Code 501c3.

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SPORTS PLUS-- OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE

OUR ONLINE STORES ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

NEW STOCK ADDED WEEKLY!!

WE ADDED “THE SIMPSONS”, “SPONGEBOB”, and WARNER BROS CARTOON KOOZIES, AUTOGRAPH PLAQUES, BEER PONG GAMES, JOE MARLIN T-SHIRTS, and Much More!

VISIT US TODAY: https://proplayersassociationsportsplus.ecrater.com/

and NOW ON eBay at: proplayersassociation


 

AMAZON SHOPPER?

Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0714756 and AmazonSmile donates to Pro Players Association at no cost to you!

AmazonSmile customers can now support Pro Players Association in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

 

Turn your EVERYDAY shopping into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0714756 and Amazon donates to Pro Players Association.


AUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 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 Assistance Program page.

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NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY! CHECK THEM OUT!!!

WE ARE PROUD MEMBERS OF THE COLORADO AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION

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NEW ARRIVALS

1200;900;617bdb25247d7a9a73f7df70bf0dfec12f188ab51200;900;23e36662536a97d4159318b562b920b9e3af21dd1200;900;5fa963f13ff6cbdec75b53cb68547e28fe7670e01200;900;32d59a14d24b80aee4f1816e382345a2d6ae85e11200;900;17f0df5fee52cc68cd7ffb5696c1ff6349ea14f91200;900;276e7d93a28a9b53a12d03b6634d2473487c35cf1200;900;cd814b81dcbee51d50a77f9185e93547a41d66c71200;900;8ac69d4e9ec36c8b6b628370db8ad1d27dc1c17a1200;900;406da03ef44d1ffaf10eaa7e1ce19ad21c3912a71200;900;cf6ffb8ed75ee009ecb289dd09b18a56ccebc0cb1200;900;f7dbbc6b9fa9540ebfd07d885288bd5dfd172fab

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION AUCTIONS

 

SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS

August 29, Tackle Cancer Golf Classic, The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Pines, CO

October 1 Rampart Hockey Golf Tournament, Eisenhower Golf Course, USAFA, Colorado Springs 

October 9 Thomas Jefferson HS Baseball Golf Tournament, t/b/a

ONLINE ONLY AUCTIONS

February 2023 SMME Convention, Phoenix, AZ

 

CELEBRITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & SPEAKERS BUREAU

                  

 

                       

All Photos by ©Blind Images 

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/sponsorship
  • 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

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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Pro Players Association is in search of volunteers to assist with our Fundraising events held in Colorado. If you’re interested in giving back to the community through our nonprofit please contact us at 720-327-9207 or email our office at proplayersassociation@gmail.com (or)

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Thank you.

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEER  NEWS

Denver Search & Rescue / Statewide Emergency Management Response

We are currently in search of new membership. If you’re interested and have a background in fire fighting,  EMS or search & rescue, please contact us for more information. DSAR/SEMR is a volunteer nonprofit organization.

proplayersassociation@gmail.com

 

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SPONSORS

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SPONSORS IN THE NEWS

 

Check out all the services our sponsor Academy Art & Frame Company provides...

The item shown in the presentation belongs to the Pro Players Association.


 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Great article published about PPA member Lenton Thomas’ volunteer efforts at Colorado Mesa University. Congratulations Lenton!

Lenton is a very active PPA member as well, currently spearheading the golf committee! Thanks for all you do Lenton!

 

CONDOLENCES

Pro Players Association expresses our heartfelt condolences to the family of Justin Byrd, executive board member, whose grandfather passed away yesterday, August 9, 2022. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Justin and your family.
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Pro Players Association expresses our heartfelt condolences to Denver Broncos Gene Mingo on the passing of Sally, his long-time companion. Sally passed away earlier this first week of August 2022 after suffering from a brief illness.

Obituary and funeral service arrangements will be posted when we receive notification.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

WELCOME TO ProPlayersAssociationDental.com

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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What’s Up!

 

 

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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. Blind Images©2008

 

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