2015 marked another successful year of our partnership with Triple Crown Sports and the Annual Colorado Sparkler Girls Fast Pitch Tournament/College Placement Event.
Sparkler is one of the largest tournaments of its kind in the country featuring 800 teams from Hawaii, Alaska, Texas, Florida, and California, among others.
The tournament is one of CWSFA's major annual fundraisers. In total, $3,300 was raised from over 142 hours of work manning ticket booths at the week-long event.
April 11 & 12, 2015 Thornton, CO
Like a point guard hitting an open teammate with a clever pass, there was a satisfying connection made over the May 12-14 weekend during the Colorado’s Finest Exhibition basketball event produced by Triple Crown Basketball.
Held at Regis University in Denver, the tournament brought eight 17u club programs together (six of Colorado’s best, one from Washington state and one from New Mexico) for a cause close to their hearts, as admission fees and concessions sales were directed to the Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Association. The CWSFA is active in many spaces when it comes to athletics; these proceeds help fuel the 25 $500 Opportunity Gifts for individuals and the 10 $500 grants that go to non-profit organizations also designed to help the cause of women and girls in sports.
We are very thankful to be hosting this event, and (for) anything that gives back to women’s sports. Regis is obviously a service institution, and we pride ourselves in serving others,” said Regis women’s head coach Molly Marrin. “It’s a beautiful combination, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
The event also offered a high-energy recruiting opportunity for a number of regional college and junior college programs:
Fort Lewis: Head Coach Jason Flores, Assistant Coach Maylinn Smith
Regis: Head Coach Molly Marrin, Assistant Coach Taylor Harris
Western State: Head Coach Lora Westling
Metro State University of Denver: Head Coach Tanya Haave, Assistant Coach David Wells
UCCS: Head Coach Lynn Plett, Assistant Coach Liz Doran
CCU: Head Coach Corey Laster, Assistant Coach Jon Asp
Otero Junior College: Head Coach Taylor Shaffer
Colorado College: Head Coach Katherine Menendez
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: Assistant Coach Hope Bonlander
Johnson & Wales University: Assistant Coach John Stene
Western Nebraska CC: Head Coach Chad Gibney
Colorado's Finest Exhibition
May 12-14 Regis University
CWSFA staffs various youth sports tournaments and community events to help fund its programs, grants and scholarships.
Volunteer time typically generates $10/hour for CWSFA. In most cases, affiliate organizations can opt to have the proceeds from their volunteer work benefit their own organization.
These are fun and rewarding opportunities to give your time in support of local events and causes!
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August 15, 2014 Fort Collins, CO
CWSFA volunteers worked 2 Festival Bucks booths on the opening night of New West Fest, raising $700 for grants and scholarships in only 5.5 hours.
Volunteers enjoyed the opportunity to meet and greet festival-goers at this annual weekend event that celebrates everything that makes Downtown Fort Collins and Colorado great.
June 29-July 4, 2015 Westminster City Park, CO
CWSFA was proud to partner once again with Triple Crown Sports in supporting the 2015 tournament at Thornton High School and Mountain Range High School.
Over 44 teams from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas participated in this college exposure weekend, and approximately 22 DII, NAIA and JC coaches attended.
Volunteers from CWSFA and their affiliates staffed concessions, admission gates and scoring tables and earned over $3,000 for their efforts!