Date: December 2, 2021
Location: Specialty Appliance Showroom, Greenwood Village
Holiday Party and Presentation of Appliance Package Donations
For several years, Specialty Appliance has been kind enough to open their Greenwood Village showroom to us so that we can host our wild game cooking classes. This year they approached us with offer to donate three appliance packages to veterans as a thank you for their service.
On December 2nd they held a spectacular holiday party at their showroom for colleagues and partners in the Kitchen and Bath industry. Wonderful food, music and festive company was plentiful! During the event, the packages, donated by Whirlpool, were presented to three veterans who are clients Operation TBI Freedom. Each package is worth $3,200 toward the Whirlpool appliances of their choosing. The recipients were very grateful and appreciative for the gift that helped make their holidays extra special.
The event also included a silent auction, the proceeds of which were donated to River Deep Foundation. We would like to express out sincere gratitude to everyone at Specialty Appliance and Whirlpool for their continued support, kindness and generosity.
We are so proud to have Quality of Life + as part of our alliance and have loved working with students to develop adaptive equipment for our participants. Projects so far have made it easier for individuals with disabilities to participate in archery, sporting clays and fishing. These real-world problem solving experiences are priceless opportunities for everyone involved. We look forward to further projects with QL+ and their partner schools.
Date: July 26, 2021
Location: Meridian Golf Club, Englewood, CO
Hosted by: Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson
Golf Tournament Fundraiser hosted by Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson
River Deep Foundation was honored to be chosen by Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson (RMHD) to be the beneficiary of their 20th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser! Our outings programs rely on support like this, so we can provide veterans a path to healing for the physical, mental, and emotional effects of their physical injuries and other 'invisible' ones like TBI and PTSD.
The day opened with a ceremonious presentation of the colors by the color guard from Ft. Carson SRU. Command Sergeant Major King then spoke about River Deep and how important our programs are to helping the helping the soldiers while they are active duty and veterans. We began the tournament with over 100 golfers participating!
Those who have been to golf tournaments before know that there is often a hole-in-one challenge with huge prize like a car, or in this case, a motorcycle. If a golfer gets a hole-in-one at a particular hole, they win the prize. But it never happens, right? However, on this special day, golfer Lauren Penland was up to the challenge and WON a new Harley-Davidson live-wire electric motorcycle adding a lot of extra excitement to the event! Congratulations, Lauren!
The event raised over $10,000 for River Deep Foundation. We are so grateful to Kathy and Marina at RMHD for their support and their entire staff, who volunteered on their day off to assist with the event as well as the sponsors and participants who made the day possible. Mike and the staff at Meridian provided a wonderful lunch and as always, impeccable service!
Executive Director, River Deep Foundation
Chairman, SCI Humanitarian Outreach Program
Date: June 5, 2021
Location: Kiowa Creek Sporting Clays
Hosted by: River Deep & SCIHOP
Participating Groups: Operation TBI & Ft. Carson SRU
Sporting Clays Fundraiser
A group of wonderful people gathered to enjoy the great weather and good food while supporting the River Deep Foundation. Everyone had a fun time, participating in some friendly competition shooting clays. Lunch, donated by the American Beef Battalion, was a delicious ribeye steak with corn, mashed potatoes, and dessert. The fundraiser ended with some prizes for the best clay shooters and others participating in the event! It was incredible to have another successful event. Each year this fundraiser gets better with the funds raised going directly to providing outings for wounded veterans and individuals with disabilities. A big thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, participants, and the River Deep Foundation's incredible supporters.
About 20 years ago Bob Adwar contacted Craig Hospital about taking patients on outdoor adventures as a way to help with the healing process through the Denver SCI Chapter. This effort has since expanded to help veterans and has grown into its own foundation that partners with an alliance of 8 amazing non-profits. One of these is Operation TBI Freedom (OTF) a program of Craig Hospital.
At our alliance committee meeting this week Bob was thanked for all of his hard work and value to the veteran clients of OTF who are able to participate and benefit from River Deep outings. This beautiful plaque was presented by Jesus Garcia, Alfredo Garcia, Steve Smith with much gratitude!
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our program, clients, family members and staff. We appreciate everything you do for our military program. From your brothers and sisters at OTF and Craig Hospital.
Alliance Member SCIHOP would like to thank Safari Club International for again awarding the Denver SCI Chapter the Veterans Award! We have been proud to serve veterans for the last 20 years by hosting recreational group outings in the outdoors as a way to help in the healing process!
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Hosted by: River Deep Foundation & Denver SCI HOP
Participants: Operation TBI Freedom
December 11, 2020
NKBA Online Holiday Party & Auction Fundraiser
The River Deep Foundation was thrilled to be chosen as the beneficiary for the annual holiday party and fundraiser held by NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter. NKBA stands for National Kitchen and Bath Association and its members are all involved in the Kitchen & Bath Design Industry—designers, suppliers, tradespeople etc.
August 31, 2020
Location: Meridian Golf Club - Englewood, CO
Hosted by: River Deep Foundation and SCI HOP
Thank you to The Mountain Side Podcast for inviting us on to talk about our programs! We are episode #017