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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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TACKLE CANCER!

The "Tackle Cancer" Babe Parilli Memorial Golf Classic will be rescheduled shortly for Spring 2022 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North.

The event benefits the University of Colorado Anschutz Cancer Research Center.

Info to be posted shortly.

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
August 2021
 
To connect with us, visit our CONTACT page for more information.


SHOP AMAZON 

 

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon deals. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0714756 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Pro Players Association. 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE STAY SAFE & HEALTHY!!!

 

Special statement from the Pro Players Association(updated 08/15/21):

 

We’re thankful that we have been able to hold out through the pandemic, we however are still in need of financial contributions to continue operations to provide our fundraising activities and community service projects.


We continue to operate our online stores through eBay and Ecrater.
Thanks to Amazon who contributes donations to us when buyers shop through our nonprofit link(Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0714756 ).

At the present time we have postponed our "TACKLE CANCER" Celebrity Charity Golf Classic to benefit cancer research at the Anschutz Cancer Center at University of Colorado Medical Campus in Memory of Babe Parilli. Covid regulations at the course and low registration numbers due to the varying regulations contributed to the decision to postpone. New date to be announced for 2022.



We are in process of organizing the 2nd annual Rumble in the Rockies Motorcycle Officer Challenge.

We just received a new delivery of some incredible auction items, some in process of being customized and framed-up by Academy Frame Company, Colorado Springs, our official framers. See the slide show below for a preview.

Celebrity Bartender Night is tentatively slated for Tuesday, October 19th, at The 303 Sports Grill, Littleton. This event is in the preliminary stages of organization. More info to follow...

We're pleased to announce that we're getting back to presenting auctions at several events throughout the region. We are expanding our borders and will be providing auction items to a golf tourney in Arizona this coming November.

We just completed successful events for some local charities including Reigning Hope, Peyton, CO; Tee It Up for the Troops, Parker, CO; and Hawaiian Civic Association, Englewood, CO! See our upcoming events listed below.

We are actively searching for fundraising opportunities, now that events are slowly returning, we hope to start getting back to some normalcy in fundraising activities.


For those of you who are able to help us financially, below is a link with which you may make a tax-deductible contribution. All contributions are tax-deductible at present under the CARES Act. Donations accepted by credit or debit card below. Checks accepted paid to the order of Pro Players Association and sent to:  PPA, P.O. Box 631806, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130.

Thank you for your generosity and support of the Pro Players Association.


Stay well and stay healthy!

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FINANCIAL DONATIONS ACCEPTED HERE

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 Earned a 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency

Pro Players Association just earned a 2021 Silver Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find out more about our mission and programs. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. What do you think? Check out our profile at https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/8788672

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SPORTS PLUS-- OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE

OUR ONLINE STORES ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

NEW STOCK ADDED WEEKLY!!

THIS WEEK 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

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION AUCTIONS

Thankfully several events postponed last year due to the virus are back on track!

SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS

Monday, August 9, Tee It Up for the Troops Golf Tournament, Colorado Golf Club, Parker, CO

Saturday, August 14, Pi’Ilani Hawaiian Civic Association Golf Tournament, Broken Tee GC, Englewood, CO 

Saturday, August 27, Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health Golf Tournament, Thorncreek Golf Club, Thornton, CO Event has been postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Saturday, September 4, Medicine Horse Barn Dance & Auction, Boulder, CO

Friday, September 10, Sigma Pi Educational Fund Golf Tournament, Green Valley Ranch, Denver, CO Event has been postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Sunday, October 10, Thomas Jefferson High School Baseball Team Golf Tournament, Kennedy Golf Course, Denver, CO

Friday, November 19, SMME Golf Tournament, Phoenix, AZ

ONLINE AUCTIONS

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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)

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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

SUPPORT THE SPONSORS WHO SUPPORT US!

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CLICK ON THE HERTZ LOGO FOR INCREDIBLE SAVINGS THROUGH OUR PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

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SPONSORS IN THE NEWS

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

 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER CHRIS “DA FUTURE” GREEN MADE A SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK IN A REMATCH FIGHT JUNE 26, 2021

"WINNER"
 

SEE THE VIDEO


DENVER BRONCOS BUCKY DILTS ADVOCATES FOR PROSTATE CANCER PREVENTION 

READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our new Executive Board Member Felix Claudio!

Master Felix Claudio --Began Taekwondo in 1976; Founder JC Taekwondo and Kickboxing Academy, 1992; Founder Saint Peter's College Collegiate Team; 84', 86', 87', 90', 92' US National's, Gold Medalist; 6th Dan, World Taekwondo Federation; 2018 Vice President of Colorado State Taekwondo Association; 2004 Inductee, USA Martial Arts Hall
of Fame; Vice President, NJ Taekwondo Association; US National Tournament Committee; US Olympic Committee Licensed Master Instructor; USA Head Coach, 2000 PSTA Goodwill Games, Bejing, China; Tournament Director, Taekwondo X-Games; Defensive Tactics Instructor, Essex County Police Academy. Retired Douglas County Sheriff Deputy, 2020  (in charge of the motorcycle unit).

Pro Players Association is in the process of searching for new members for our board. There are still a few positions available. If you have some experience organizational or non profit management and are interested in volunteering your time and talents, please contact our office at 720-327-9207.

Thank you.

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

 

CLICK ON THE HERTZ LOGO FOR INCREDIBLE SAVINGS THROUGH OUR PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM


What’s Up!

CONGRATS TO PPA MEMBER OLYMPIAN RUBEN GONZALEZ

Named to Houston Baptist University Sports Hall of Fame 

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PPA FEEDS THE HOMELESS OF COLORADO SPRINGS

We have been roasting up turkeys into sandwiches and distributing them each along with an apple and a bottle of water to members of the Colorado Springs homeless community. This is the second time in as many months that we have provided such meal provisions in and around the CS community.

   

Photos ©Blind Images 2021

 

Pro Players Association donates Golf Accessories to Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps 2021 Fundraising Golf Tournament Fundraiser

            

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CONGRATULATIONS TO DENVER BRONCOS CHRIS BREWER NOW

'CANCER FREE'

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DEATH NOTICES & CONDOLENCES 

None at present, thankfully!

 

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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