The Rapids Sidekicks were formed in 2012 by the significant others of the Rapids players and coaches to team up with Kroenke Sports Charities. The group is dedicated to supporting charitable organizations for underserved children and families, and through their special relationship with the Colorado Rapids players, they are able to provide unique opportunities for fans of all ages.

Kersten Mullan, wife of veteran midfielder / defender Brian Mullan, got the ball rolling on the Rapids Sidekicks after being part of a similar group in Houston when Brian played for the Dynamo. Kersten pitched the idea to players' spouses and they've never looked back.

"We want to use our personal relationship with the player to offer opportunities for fans that will ultimately result in raising some dollars to give back to the community, to give back to Denver and Colorado," Kersten Mullan told ColoradoRapids.com in a Q & A about the SideKicks. "The Sidekicks will use our relationship with the players to give the fans something unique that no one else can give, not even the front office. And it’s not all about raising money, we’ll offer cool experiences to meet the players as well."

Keep an eye out for SideKicks events around Dick's Sporting Goods Park, including autograph alley following home games and various fundraising opportunities throughout the season. To contact the Sidekicks please send an email to RapidsFanMail@dsgpark.com.

READ THE FULL Q&A WITH KERSTEN MULLAN ON THE LAUNCH OF THE SIDEKICKS.