MEMBERSHIP

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR FUN & EXCITEMENT!

Are you are searching for a great opportunity to volunteer some of your time? Here's one where you can have fun and generate excitement, while providing community service and participating in an organized charity event.

Pro Players Association (PPA) is a 501c3 non profit community service organization 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 raise money for worthwhile programs and charities that will benefit the community.

Their mission, simply stated, " Dedication to Serving and Giving Back to the Community", is one proven many times since their incorporation in 2002.

PPA's commitment and dedication of Giving Back to the Community may translate into a hands-on activity by holding a junior football clinic, playing in a charity golf tournament, helping to cook meals to feed the homeless, holding a holiday party for people with disabilities or mentoring to young adults. These events involve much-needed interaction between the community and the Pro Players members.

Such activities also provide a secondary benefit - they offer role models for today's youth. Whether they're at work, playing in a charity tournament or visiting a hospital, Pro Players demonstrate a sense of community that should be shared by all responsible citizens.

Membership with PPA has many benefits. PPA volunteers have loads of fun working side-by-side with the athletes, entertainment, and media personalities, and at the same time, receive acknowledgement, gratification and satisfaction for their efforts in assisting charities. Membership is open to men and women ages 18 and over. Membership dues for Professional Members are $45 and Associate Members are $35 annually. Each member receives a PPA polo shirt upon acceptance of their membership application. Several other member benefits which are offered include discounts from a variety of corporations, and even dental services. A portion of the membership dues is tax deductible.

PPA's pros represent a variety of sports, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA, PBA, WBC, USTA, UWFL, AFL, .MILB, USKBA, USOC, and many more. Our entertainment and media personalities represent the music, television and film industries, as well as local radio, television and other media outlets.

Some of our past events included a clinic for Colorado youth football coaches at Invesco Field; Car, Truck & Bike Shows; Celebrity Bartending; Military Families Assistance Program; US Amateur Boxing; 5k Race and Walk; World Premiere Red Carpet event at the Denver Center for Performing Arts; and the Concert of Compassion series.

Volunteers are the backbone to the success of these programs. Several events are being scheduled for the near future. Some of the upcoming events include Celebrity Bartender Night; Car, Truck & Bike Shows; Live and Silent auctions; Youth & Coaches Football Clinics; 5k Run & Walk; NFL Nights; Music Festival; Celebrity Golf, Bowling and Pool Tournaments; Pro Boxing events, and many more.

Several charities have benefited from PPA events including: ALS Society, H.O.P.E., The Salvation Army, Aurora History Museum, Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, Friends of Jake Fund for Service Dogs, Calico Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver Firefighters Museum, Habitat for Humanity, Fetal Hope Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, The Denver Center for Performing Arts, CYMBAL, Children's Miracle Network, Denver Search & Rescue, and many more.

PPA is proud to be associated with several corporate affiliates and sponsors such as KSE Charities, The Denver Center for Performing Arts, Colorado Auctioneers Association, Hertz Corporation, Sam's Club, Miller/Coors, Colorado Army National Guard, Stargazer's Theater, USA Football/NFL, Standard Sales Company, Fedex/Kinkos, Mile High Marketplace, National Distributors, Go Toyota Scion, Divot Magazine, Colorado Bowler News, The LeMay Museum, Denver Golf Expo, Car Toys, Frame de Art II, Bacardi, Brunswick, C-Z USA, Denver Sign Factory, Helton Auto, 8z Real Estate, Anheuser-Busch, Stratton Controls, Off Road LtD, True Kustom Paint & Fabrication, Cash-Wa Distributors, Stander's Collision, ClubAuto Colorado, The Tavern Hospitality Group, Red and Jerry's, Blake Street Vault, Next Door Bar, Micro Center, Quaker Steak & Lube, Pasta Jay's, Buckskin's Saloon, Days Inn Durango, Travelodge Durango, McCarthy's Sports Bar & Grill, Creager Mercantile, Brax Ltd., Academy Art & Frames, Big Dog Wraps & Graphics, Office Depot, D&G Auto, American Family Insurance.

Pro Players Association is a non profit charity and operates as such under the regulations of IRS Code 501(c)3.  

So, if you’re up for some fun, want to volunteer some time, work with a great bunch of people, and be appreciated for your part in Giving Back to the Community, get in touch!

Pro Players Association's national headquarters are located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Interested applicants please contact PPA by phone at: 720-327-9207 or email: proplayersassociation@gmail.com. A preliminary application is available below for your convenience.

PPA Member Benefits (with paid annual dues and completed member info documents)

  • An official PPA embroidered polo shirt, exclusive to members. (upon initial registration only, special order)
  • Annual official PPA membership Certificate of Appreciation, suitable for framing.
  • Custom framing $50 gift certificate
  • Access to Hertz Car Rental PPA Discount Program.
  • Discounted membership at Sam's Clubs (pay $45, receive $20 gift card).
  • Golf Tournament play for Professional members.
  • Gift certificate for a free custom-fit golf club from one of our golf sponsors, (s&h not included).
  • Discounted or complimentary food and beverage at PPA events.
  • Discounted or complimentary lodging at special PPA events.
  • ​Discounted or complimentary tickets to select sports and entertainment events.
  • Opportunity to enroll in Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, Pharmaceutical Plan.
  • ​Professional, public, and motivational speakers have an opportunity to join our Speakers Bureau to network with other professionals in the industry and receive referrals for compensated engagements through PPA throughout the U.S.
  • ​Opportunity to join PPA Leads Group with other organization members for monthly meetings.

 

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We are constantly working on developing other benefits for our membership.

 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

If you are interested in volunteering with Pro Players Association, please complete the following application for membership. Please fill in all the spaces and indicate n/a where not applicable. Pro Players Association is comprised of three (3) levels of membership, and annual dues are as follows:

Professional Sports, Media, Entertainment Personality   $45

Associate Member (anyone else interested in volunteering)   $35

Corporate Sponsorship is available. Please refer to our Vendor & Sponsor page or contact us by phone at 720-327-9207, or email at proplayersassociation@gmail.com

Membership dues are payable at time of application. Dues can be paid with a major credit card by phone at 720-327-9207, or if you choose, you may send a check or money order made payable to Pro Players Association to: PPA, P.O. Box 631806, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130.

You will be contacted shortly after your application and payment have been received. Thank you!

 

Annual Membership

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

 

Professional Members:

 

Warwick Bashford, internationally recognized as one of the world’s most respected tennis coaches and as the "Tennis Mental Toughness Coach", he is acknowledged not only for his abilities as a tennis consultant, he is recognized as a visionary and a leader. He coached such greats as Amelie Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon, and also won a Silver Medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and Michael Chang an American tennis player who became the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17. Originally from South Africa, Warwick resides in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

 


 

Media Members:

 

Associate Members:

 

 

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Former Denver Bronco Chuck Gavin was appointed as an Honorary Charter Executive Board Member of the Pro Players Association and presented a plaque engraved as follows: "In appreciation of your volunteer service, dedication and continued support to the community projects and charitable programs of the Pro Players Association, we hereby appoint you as Honorary Charter Executive Board Member." 

PPA CEO Gary R. Adler visited Chuck on October 27, 2012 at his home where he is bedridden. Although he is immobile he hasn't given up to fighting the cancer. Gary found him in good spirits watching college football. Chuck intends to do his best with rehab to regain strength, get his left side back to working order and get back on his feet again. He expressed his hope to get well enough to go bowling, his favorite activity. 

Chuck was very happy and honored to receive the appointment. 
All of us at Pro Players Association sincerely thank Chuck for many years of friendship, and his devotion and commitment to our organization and the community. We send him our best wishes and keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Gavin 

Charles E. Gavin

Position: DE

Height: 6-1    Weight: 250 lbs.

Born: December 26, 1933 in Lake, MS (Age 78)
College: Tennessee St. 
Experience: 4 Seasons with the Denver Broncos 

 

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce Chuck's passing due to cancer the last week of November 2012. 

IN MEMORY  

Chuck Gavin, Honorary Charter Executive Board Member, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Chuck was one of the original Denver Broncos. He played defensive end on the inaugural 1960 Broncos team. He died at age 78.

Gavin spent 1960-63 as a member of the Broncos, most notably scoring a touchdown in the 1961 season and grabbing an interception in the 1962 campaign.

Chuck was a charter board member of Pro Players Association and was recently appointed an Honorary Charter Executive Board member on October 27, 2012. 

His dedication of service and commitment to PPA and the community will be forever remembered. His invaluable friendship, advice, and his smile will be forever missed.

Pro Players Association offers our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the Gavin family. May God bless Chuck and give him peace.

 


HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Bestowed upon Susan R. Hahn for her pro-bono legal services provided to Pro Players Association since 2004, and for her support of PPA events and programs.

  Business Profile: Susan R. Hahn   
Law Office of Susan R. Hahn
5765 South Curtice Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120
USA
(720)283-6282 (phone)
(720)283-1091 (fax)
Hahnlaw@juno.com
County: Denver  

Areas of law   
    Constitutional Law/Civil Rights
    Employment Law
    Juvenile Law
    Litigation
    Personal Injury/Property

Law school   
    JD, University of Denver, 1996

 

 

IN MEMORY OF MEMBERS WHO HAVE PASSED 

Gary Ballman - 2004

Aaron Smith - 2008

Keli S. McGregor - 2010
    
Ron Lyle - 2011
  
Willie J. Ross - 2012 

Charles E. Gavin - 2012