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


                                                  

 

 

 


                                                                        

CONGRATULATIONS TO GIL WHITELEY 

A LANDMARK 
35 YEARS ON DENVER SPORTS RADIO!

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CONDOLENCES

DENVER BRONCO CHIP MYRTLE

   

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Pro Players Association Charter Member Denver Bronco Chip Myrtle passed away last evening, Monday, April 12 after a long brave battle with Leukemia. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, wife Connie and son Brent. Chip had been very active with many of PPA's fundraising events prior to his relocation to his home state of Maryland several years ago. His presence here has always been greatly missed since his move, and now will be forever more. Rest in Peace Chip! See you when we all meet again. Memorial arrangements will be posted when available.

 

HAPPENING NOW!!

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID FUTURE PLANS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME 

Pro Players Association is proud to present a “Concert of Compassion”, “A Benefit for the Marshall Wildfire Victims”

Performers in the concert who have signed up so far include Boogie Machine, The Jakarta Band, Jon Romero & the Taco Cats, Phat Daddy, Ashtonz, Devil INXSide Tribute Band, others will be announced shortly. Celebrities will be on hand to assist in the show’s presentation including members of Denver’s media and professional sports teams. A live and silent auction will take place featuring a variety of special and unique items. The celebrity list will grow as we get closer to the event but is starting to form including: RaceCentral's Kurt Hansen, Lenton Thomas/Miami Dolphins, John "Sandy" Santucci/World-Class Freestyle Skier...

TICKETS

$30 GENERAL ADMISSION

$50 VIP

VIP offers Premium Seating, VIP Credentials, Exclusive Goody Bag including coupons for free beer and food discounts at the event, a variety of local merchant gift cards and discount opportunities. VIP TICKETING LIMITED TO 50/First Come, First Served!

TICKET ADVANCE ONLINE SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE & POSTED SHORTLY.

Your donation will support emergency relief and recovery efforts to aid those people affected by the Marshall Wildfire.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE EVENT? or INTERESTED IN DONATING AN ITEM OR SERVICE FOR THE CHARITY AUCTION? INTERESTED IN SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES?  CONTACT PPA at 720-327-9207

FOR MORE INFORMATION: proplayersassociation@gmail.com

THANK YOU!

SPONSORS

Windfield Productions - Guitar Center - Tru by Hilton - Frame de Art - Big Dog Wraps & Graphics - Academy Art & Frame Co.

 

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!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

JOHN REGISTER

John Register is a two-time Paralympian, Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, Persian Gulf War veteran, and TEDx Motivational Speaker.  He embraced a “new normal” in becoming an amputee following a misstep over a hurdle while training for the 1996 Olympic Games, after participation in two consecutive Olympic trials.
 
An Oak Park, Ill. native, Register discovered how to “amputate his fear of disability” and founded the U.S. Olympic Committee Military Sport Program in the early 2000s.  He has launched a book titled: 10 Stories to Impact Any Leader: Journal Your Way to Leadership Success, as business leaders return to work with their staff amid stressful circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and the recent unrest in our urban cities. 
 
Register teaches others through his “Hurdling Adversity” speeches and podcasts to “amputate their fear and embrace their new normal,” as they discover “stories within themselves.”  He finds that “it is the personal stories that inspire teams more profoundly with greater impact.”
 
Register is a four-time All-American graduate of University of Arkansas.  He served six years in the U.S. Army—including in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and in active-duty with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program—winning nine gold medals in the Armed Services Competition and two World Military Championships. 
 
Register had his left leg amputated after a misstep over a hurdle changed his life.  Register hyperextended his knee and severed the popliteal artery.  He started swimming to aid in his recovery, made the U.S. Paralympic Team in 1996, and later won a silver medal in the long jump—as he set an American record—and sprinted to fifth in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the U.S. Paralympic Games in Sydney.
 
Register resides in Colorado Springs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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TACKLE CANCER!

The "Tackle Cancer" Babe Parilli Memorial Golf Classic will be rescheduled shortly for August 29, 2022 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North.

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

Info to be posted shortly.

 

RUMBLE IN THE ROCKIES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

ADVANCED MOTORCYCLE TRAINING & CHALLENGE

THE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

PARK MEADOWS DRIVE, LONE TREE, CO

details to follow....

 

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 03/21/22):

Pro Players Association has filed our taxes for 2021 directly with the IRS as of January 25, 2022. The filing has been confirmed by the IRS Tax Exempt Organization Division.

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 ).

We have scheduled 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.  New date to be August 29, 2022.


We are in process of organizing the 2nd annual Rumble in the Rockies Motorcycle Officer Challenge to be held Sept 10-11, 2022 in Lone Tree, CO.

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 in process of organization for date and location to be announced shortly.

We're pleased to announce that we're getting back to presenting auctions at several events throughout the region. 

Our Concert of Compassion benefit for the fire victims of the Marshall Wildfire has been postponed indefinitely until the current Covid situation calms down.
 

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

 

SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS

August 27, Hawaiian Civic Association Golf Tournament, Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood, CO

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

September 10-11 Rumble in the Rockies, Lone Tree Entertainment Complex, Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree

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

 

ONLINE ONLY AUCTIONS

February 2022 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)

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

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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

Congratulations to Lenton Thomas winner of the Mesa College Trustees Award for Community Service.

 

CONGRATS TO PPA MEMBER OLYMPIAN RUBEN GONZALEZ

Named to Houston Baptist University Sports Hall of Fame 

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!

 

 

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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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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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