Community Service Programs & Projects
~~~Projects and programs organized and operated under the auspices of Pro Players Association are tax exempt under our 501(c)3 status. A copy of our Federal Exemption can be found on our Contact Page.
FIELDS FOR THE FUTURE
FIELDS FOR THE FUTURE, a community service project of the Pro Players Association. The purpose of the project is raise funds to financially aid in providing for the construction, maintenance and/or renovation of a field for the purpose of youth sports within a community setting.
COLORADO YOUTH IN MUSIC BENEFITS ACADEMIC LEARNING
“Every student in the nation should have an education in the arts.”…MENC Music Educators National Conference
The benefits conveyed by music education can be grouped in four categories:
- Success in society
- Success in school
- Success in developing intelligence
- Success in life
Music education in our schools has been jeopardized or eliminated due to the huge cuts in funding throughout the state. Pro Players Association is working with several local music professionals developing a music academy for youth in Colorado. The academy would be a nonprofit branch of our organization, offering an introduction to music and teaching instrumental lessons to underprivileged, disabled, and at-risk youth. These children are the ones who have been most affected by the budget cuts in the school system's low income areas. The programs "Put a Horn in Your Hand", “Go Strum Around”, "Stick It", and “Finger Those Keys” will help to get those kids acquainted and familiarized with musical possibilities through discipline, respect, responsibility, and success.
This project will evolve from the organization of sponsorships and fundraisers to fund, accomplished musical talent to teach, and industry professionals to provide. Help us to help the future of music education and to “Keep the Beat Alive”.
PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION'S CYMBAL PROJECT RECEIVES FIRST GRANT
Pictured from left - Sam's Club Marketing Rep John, PPA Advisory Board members former Denver Broncos Bill Harris and Dave Studdard, Sam's Club General Manager Jim Serino, PPA DJ Mike Harris, PPA President & CEO Gary R. Adler, Sam's Club Marketing Rep Sandy Atencio, and at the piano, Musician-Composer-Arranger Tiny Barge.
Wayne Valley H.S. Band Alumni Association
"Concert for the Band", May 21-23, 2010, Wayne Valley HS, Wayne, NJ - PPA organized the band alumni association in an effort to bring together the former "band" family to help support the current band with fund raising efforts. Invited 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, will come together to perform a concert, like-no-other, as a fund raising event for the current school band. Individuals volunteering their time will be arriving from across the globe. Each volunteer will make a donation, proceeds collected from concert ticket sales and the Band Parents Bake Sale will all be contributed to the WVHS Band Fund. For more information and updates visit the PPA sponsored Alumni web site: www.wvhsbandalumni.org
STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSE / DENVER SEARCH & RESCUE IS A DIVISION OF THE PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION. PLEASE VISIT OUR VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICES PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The Friends of Jake Fund, CYMBAL, Statewide Emergency Management Response/Denver Search & Rescue, and the WVHS Band Alumni Association are programs and projects of Pro Players Association and receive identical tax exempt status and conditions privileged under the same Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3.