Press release courtesy of Colorado Coaches for Charity
Denver (April 24, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Head Football Coach John Wristen will once again join the football coaches from around the state in the name of charity. The ninth annualColorado Coaches for Charity will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Nearly 300 guests will be in attendance.
All of the head football coaches from the Colorado universities will share the stage with Coach Wristen: Mike Bobo (Colorado State), Troy Calhoun (Air Force Academy), Earnest Collins, Jr. (Northern Colorado) and Mike MacIntyre (Colorado). 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 Wristen's 2016 Award honoree is Ted Hernandez, one of the founders of Friends of Football, which helped to bring the ThunderWolves football program back to CSU-Pueblo in 2008.
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 positions to give back to their respective communities."
Proceeds raised from the event are split between the coaches' charities. Coach Wristen has once again chosen the Pueblo County United Way as his beneficiary.
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.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.