Air Force Falcons Head Football Coach Troy Calhoun will once again join the football coaches from around the state in the name of charity. The 11th Annual Colorado Coaches for Charity will be held on Friday, May 11th at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. More than 300 guests will be in attendance.
All of the head football coaches from the Colorado universities will share the stage with Coach Calhoun: Mike Bobo (Colorado State), Earnest Collins, Jr. (Northern Colorado), Mike MacIntyre (Colorado) and John Wristen (CSU-Pueblo). Each will bring their supporters to Denver to help raise money for their respective charities. Money is also raised during the evening to help sponsor single-parent children attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) summer camps.
Additionally, each coach honors his annual recipient of Jerry D. McMorris Community MVP Award. Coach Calhoun’s 2018 Award honoree is Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt Gen Jay B. Silveria.
The event is sponsored annually by the Fisher DeBerry Foundation, which is led by Hall of Fame and legendary former Air Force Falcons Head Football Coach Fisher DeBerry. The Foundation supports children of single-parent families.
“This is a fun and meaningful night for us every year,” said Fisher DeBerry. “The state of Colorado is blessed to have wonderful football coaches with big hearts. These coaches don’t just spend time on the football field or watching game film; they truly care about using their platform to give back to their respective communities.”
Proceeds raised from the event are split between the coaches’ charities. Coach Calhoun has once again chosen The Home Front Cares (THFC) as his beneficiary. THFC provides emergency and responsive support and grants for Colorado’s service members, veterans and family members, who have been impacted by deployment in harm’s way.
Tables and individual tickets are still available, though the evening is nearly sold out. The more tickets and tables purchased by fans of each school, the more money that will go towards that particular coach’s charity. For information, visit www.ColoradoCoachesforCharity.com, or contact Fisher DeBerry Foundation representative Burt Trembly at (702) 622-2275 or Burt@CoachingCharities.com.