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PAST EVENTS

2015

PPA's Gary R. Adler waiting patiently backstage to introduce Lou Gramm of Foreigner (at left) to perform at Freedom Fest 2015, Castle Rock, CO. Photo by Blind Images c2015 

2013

 Jon Romero y Amanecer performed "An Evening of Latin Jazz and Salsa Dancing" at Stargazers Theatre on Saturday evening, June 8, 2013. 

 

 

     

  

 "An Evening of Soul & Jazz"Friday, May 17, 2013 Stargazers Theatre

Tiny Barge & The Big Chill and Tony Exum Jr.

 

 

 

2011 

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION  proudly presented an Evening of Blues, Soul & Funk with the Prince of the Blues

Tommy Thomas in Concert - Winner of Living Blues Critics Award for Best Soul-Blues Recording of the Year!

Special Guests: R&B Singer Christopher Tye - Contestant on American Idol,

Guitarist Sal Mancini, 

Bassist Kevin Delaney, 

Emcee Gary R. Adler,

Dance to Old School Music by DJ Mike 

Friday October 21, 2011; 7:30–10:00

1770 Sherman Event Complex • Denver

 

MILE HIGH MARKETPLACE PRESENTATION

PPA presentation of Appreciation Plaque to Mile High Marketplace Event Center for their contribution of the use of their facilities for Motormania 2010. Accepting the plaque on behalf of owner Jim Hurrell is staff members Chris Jackson and Ashley presented by PPA CEO Gary R. Adler, July 29, 2011.

Pro Players Association presents

CONCERT OF COMPASSION AND DANCE PARTY

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011

1PM - 8PM

RED AND JERRY'S

1840 W. OXFORD, SHERIDAN, CO

LIVE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT & DJ DANCE PARTY

Organizing Committee

Gary R. Adler, CEO/President of Pro Players Association, Tommy Thomas of Workingman Music, Dave Christensen - GM Red and Jerry's, Dave Studdard - former Denver Bronco, Kurt Hansen of Race Central TV/Radio, Craig Cutcliff - pro sound engineer, Mike Harris - DJ/KOOL-FM, Kekoa Lopez of Coors, Henry Lopez of Republic National Distributors, Billy Hoke of Boulder Drum Shop, Bob McCaslin - MLB Hall of Famer.

The funds raised through this effort will benefit the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service, and Heart to Heart International, providing medical response teams and mobilization units.

 

Concert of Compassion - Joplin

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THANK YOU TO ALL THE

PERFORMING ARTISTS INCLUDING

DOUG GOOD FEATHER



RONNIE RAYGUN & THE BIG EIGHTIES

 

THE BLUES ALL STARS

 

JAKARTA

 

JON ROMERO Y AMANECER

 

THE WOODIES


 

JAM FOR JOPLIN, coordinated by TOMMY THOMAS

 

DREAM MASTERZ

 

DANCE PARTY & BIKINI FASHION SHOW

DJ VUU

 

DJ EMIR


DJ TRIBAL TOUCH


PROFESSIONAL MODEL ALLY ROTH

CONCERT OF COMPASSION AND DANCE PARTY ADVANCE ADMISSION PURCHASE

 

 

To make a financial contribution to benefit "Concert of Compassion - Neighbors Helping Neighbors" Tornado Disaster Relief Fund, enter the amount and click on the blue "Donate" button below. Thank you.


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Concert of Compassion - Help for Haiti

organized in response to the devastating earthquake, a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 in January 2010.

www.concertofcompassion.org

 

ENTERTAINERS WHO CONTRIBUTE THEIR TALENTS TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

 

 BRETHREN FAST    

  MUSIC BY DJ MIKE

PAST EVENTS

"Concert for the Band" - A GLOBAL SUCCESS! May 21-23, 2010, Wayne Valley HS, Wayne, NJ - PPA organized the band alumni association, and invited its membership, inclusive of former band students, former band directors, student teachers, color and honor guard from all the established years of the high school's history, 1952-2009. These alum joined together to perform a concert, like-no-other, as a fund raising event for the current school band. Individuals volunteered their time arriving from across the globe. Each volunteer made a financial donation plus the proceeds collected from concert ticket sales and the Band Parents shirt sale was contributed to the WVHS Band Fund. For more information and photos visit the PPA sponsored Alumni web site: www.wvhsbandalumni.org

Wayne Valley High School Band Alumni "Concert for the Band" fundraiser, May 23, 2010


TTTS RACE FOR HOPE 2008

The Children's Hospital TTTS Race for Hope 5K Run/Walk, FUZE® Kids Fun Run, NOMOTC Family Festival and Sponsor Expo, was held in assocation with the Colorado High Risk Maternity & Newborn Program, November 9, 2008 at Washington Park, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave., Denver, CO.

Pro Players Association participated for the third year providing the event's Grand Marshals. This year's Grand Marshals included Dave Studdard, Bill Harris and Miss Colorado. Past Grand Marshals include Dave Studdard, Bill Harris, Jeff Ford, Jim Bob Rogers. Our sponsor Car Toys provided the "Aftershock" stage for the event.

PPA hosted a booth at the Expo to recruit volunteer membership and held an autograph session before, during, and after the race.

Former Broncos Ron Egloff, Dave Studdard and Bill Harris pose with one of the many youth participants in the TTTS Race for Hope November 9, 2008.


TTTS Race participants and spectators lined up to meet Miss Colorado/Denver Broncos Cheerleader Jamie Dukehart and receive her autograph.

CELEBRATION & STREET FAIR SUPPORTS YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAMS

Pro Players Association proudly presented a Celebration and Street Fair to mark the Grand Opening of the new A1 Boxing & Fitness location. The event will took place on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 1pm - 4pm in the front parking area of the strip mall, located at 700 S. Buckley in Aurora.

The Street Fair offered fun, food, music and entertainment! Custom show cars, motorcycles, and a Monster Truck from Xtreme Performance was  on display. Spectators climbed a rock wall, watched demos of fighting arts and fitness, enjoyed the beat of the music, chowed down some great food and drink, and bid on some awesome silent auction items.

Colorado's own, Two-Time World Champion Stevie "Lil' But Bad" Johnston, (37-3-1, 17 KOs) signed autographs. Johnston trains at A1 Boxing & Fitness and is looking forward to fighting for his next win in North Carolina on May 21, (airs LIVE on ESPN).

Car Toys "Aftershock", the largest car stereo in the world, presented the musical entertainment. N
ationally recognized musical artists," Chase 'n the Dream" kicked-off the event performing on the sixty (60) foot semi which boosts an 80,000 watt custom JBL sound stage. Chase has opened for various bands, such as the Ohio Players, Jennifer Holiday, the Chi-Lites, Gerald Albright, Rodger Bloodstone, Stephanie Mills, and Kool and the Gang. Following the band's performance, local DJ Johnny Lee Wilson of Howlin' Good Mobile Entertainment spinned some hot tunes from the Aftershock stage. Street vendors included Joe's Crab Shack, Xtreme Performance, Car Toys, U.S. Bank, Tropical Oasis Drinks, Vemma, Colorado Army National Guard, Pro Players Association, True Kustom Paint & Fabrication, Ribs on Wheels Meats, Visalus, Perfect Drinking Water, Club Auto Colorado, and Motor Sport Country Club.

A1 Boxing & Fitness opened its doors presenting instruction and training in fighting arts and fitness. A silent auction was held, and a portion of the proceeds from the days' events was to benefit Pro Players Association's Mentoring Youth Programs throughout the Front Range. Members of Pro Players Association work hand-in-hand with local law enforcement agencies and educators in mentoring youth who struggle with a variety of issues.


"Chase N The Dream" perform on the Aftershock stage at the Celebration & Street Fair on May 3, 2008 in Aurora, CO.

PPA REPRESENTED AT FRONT RANGE SHOWCASE

Spring brings the Front Range Showcase where consumers browse booths displaying all that Castle Rock has to offer in shopping, business, home, garden and play. This trade show brought out thousands of people who want to be entertained and educated on the different products and services in the area. The Castle Rock Chamber hosted and coordinated this annual event.

Pro Players Association had a booth at the Showcase to recruit members and promote our upcoming events. The Castle Rock Chamber donated the booth space to PPA in exchange for us providing autograph sessions over the two-day event.

The event ran Friday, April 11 from 2-7pm and Saturday, April 12 from 10a-5pm at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock. We signed up a new Associate member, Julie Arlotti of Castle Rock. Julie is an events professional and we welcome her to our organization! We also made several new contacts with local merchants and town officials. All-in-all it was worth the time invested.

Thanks to the pros who donated their time to sign autographs! They were Dave Studdard, Paul Howard, Chuck Gavin, Marvin Montgomery and Jim Bob Rogers. Thanks also to the Associate members who assisted at the booth, Steve Kopff, Jason Williams, and Scott Anderson. All of you were greatly appreciated! Thanks and Kudos to the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for their donation of the booth space to Pro Players Association!

 


Paul Howard, Dave Studdard, Jim Bob Rogers and Chuck Gavin greet guests at the Front Range Showcase PPA booth on April 11, 2008.

 


Marvin Montgomery signs autographs for some guests at the Front Range Showcase PPA booth on April 12, 2008. Associate Member Scott Anderson, at left, chats with another guest about PPA.

 

"TTTS RACE FOR HOPE" 2007

On November 11th, 2007 (also Veterans Day), the 4th annual TTTS Race for Hope 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, Family Festival and Sponsor Expo took place at Washington Park, in Denver.  This was a top 25 Colorado event and benefits the Fetal Hope Foundation.

The TTTS Race for Hope is our premier fundraising event (they are a national series) and our Denver event is the largest of them all in the US.  The event had everything from on course entertainment, to free beer, massages, food sampling, a free lunch, fun for kids at our family festival and much, much more.

Every day we lose more than 30 babies to a fetal syndrome or distress such as Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Acardiac Twin, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction, and many more.  We can save over 20 babies a day with proper diagnosis and medical care.  This is the mission of Fetal Hope.  For you that have kids, you know all to well how much they mean to you.  Imagine that you never got to see them grow up, or take those first steps, or utter those first words?  Today 10 families are learning they won't have those memories you and we have. 

Lonnie Somers, CEO of Fetal Hope was fortunate, his girls (thanks to a fetal surgeon), survived a syndrome that we giving ZERO HOPE they would ever survive. PPA's presence at the event helped us make a difference! 

 PPA's involvement this year was fantastic and added a lot of fun and excitement to the event. Dave Studdard and Bill Harris were recognized as Grand Marshals of the event, assisted with the start of both the kids run and main run, congratulated the participants at the finish line, and signed hundreds of autographs. 

To find out more about Fetal Hope, please go to www.fetalhope.org. To read a press release about the event, please go to: 4th Annual TTTS Race for Hope.

Tom Terwilliger, Mr. America 1976 (L to R), Dave Studdard and Bill Harris former Broncos, welcome the 1000 participants on behalf of Pro Players Association, at today's 5k Race & Walk for the Fetal Hope Foundation in Denver.


Dan Stewart (left) PPA Executive Board member, hands out flyers to the crowds gathering for autographs from retired Broncos Bill Harris and Dave Studdard at the Pro Players Association tent at the Fetal Hope Foundation's Family Fun Expo after the race.