The Denver Broncos recently met with FBR staff and Pam, a woman who regularly visits a FBR agency partner for food assistance, to film a short video vignette. This will be used on The Broncos' "Be a Champion" website as well as on the jumbo tron during home games in November. We're so grateful to Pam for sharing her family's story and for reminding us that hunger is a daily problem for so many of our working neighbors. We appreciate the Denver Broncos dedication to sharing stories like Pam's with Coloradans and encouraging people to Be Champions in their communities.
Our friend Tom’s days include the massive task of managing government programs for FBR. He is responsible for all aspects of administering CSFP, TEFAP and SLP programs in accordance with USDA and state guidelines. In addition, he completes all documents necessary for compliance and reimbursement. Sounds complicated right? It is. You can find Tom and his hard working staff at our Nome Street warehouse location, just 5 minutes from our main warehouse. Growing up, Tom dreamed of hanging out on the back of a garbage truck but changed those vocational goals as he got older. He now plays bass in a band, owns 2 horses and 2 dogs and craves chicken mole on a regular basis.
This was the 15th year Joe and Debbie Sakic have dedicated their time and efforts to fighting childhood hunger in Colorado through FBR. And it was our most successful year to date. On August 23, golfers united at stunningly beautiful Sanctuary for a picture perfect day on the course. The weather was mild with just the right amount of cloud cover and lucky for us, temperature decided to start dropping just as we moved inside for dinner and awards. The folks at Sanctuary stepped up once again and facilitated a first class event for our dedicated supporters.
Colorado Avalanche, Paul Stastny, is a generous supporter of our event. We're so grateful to have him on board!
The Aurora Medical Center ladies have become like family to us. In addition to donating to us in many capacities, they also spent the day volunteering on the course.
Our exclusive television sponsor, FOX 31 and Colorado's Own Channel 2 sent a rather lively foursome to the event. We're pretty sure they had a good time.
Our new friend, Kate, was with us that day too. It was her first FBR event.
On Friday, August 24, nearly 450 guest joined us for the Joe and Debbie Sakic Bringing Hope to the Table Celebration at the Marriott DTC. It was a fabulous night of food, libations, auction activities and entertainment.
Nearly one million meals will be provided to Colorado kids as a result of this annual 2 day event. We look forward to this fundraiser every year and count ourselves incredibly fortunate to be partnered with the Sakics and presenting sponsors like CoBank and RBC Wealth Management. Special thanks to all our 2012 event sponsors, guests, volunteers and committee members for doing your part in making this yet another outstanding year of fighting childhood hunger in Colorado.
Check out event video recaps HERE and HERE!
We were thrilled to welcome uber talented Miss Hazel Miller and Jake Schroeder as entertainment during dinner. Simply sensational.
Craig Shoemaker joined us as post-dinner entertainment.