Rapids Foundation Announces 2005 Events Calendar

DENVER (Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation) – The Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation today announced its fundraising events schedule for 2005.

Every year the Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation hosts 3 unique Annual Fundraising Events. Proceeds from these events benefit the Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation which supports underserved youth by providing assistance for educational and recreational programs and field-building initiatives in our local Colorado community.

This year’s events are the Colorado Rapids Kickoff Luncheon the Celebrity Golf Classic and the Run the Rapids 5K Family Run and Walk around and through INVESCO Field at Mile High.

On Tuesday April 5th from noon-1:30pm the Rapids Foundation will host the 6th Annual Colorado Rapids Kickoff Luncheon. This year’s theme is "Celebrating 10 years of Major League Soccer in Colorado". The Kickoff Luncheon gives fans and clients their first chance to meet the 2005 Colorado Rapids and hear from new Head Coach Fernando Clavijo as he shares the team’s goals for the season while enjoying a sumptuous meal at the Pepsi Center's Ridgeline Restaurant. KMGH Channel 7 sports anchor Lionel Bienvenu will be this year's emcee.

This year the Kickoff Luncheon will be held at the Ridgeline Restaurant inside the Pepsi Center. Individual tickets are $65 each and Corporate Tables are also available at $500 which includes a Colorado Rapids player or coach joining the 7 guests at the table. (To register for the Kickoff Luncheon and for more information and photos from last year's event click here).

On Tuesday July 12th with a shotgun start at 1:30pm the Rapids Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. This fantastic event gives fans their only chance to tee up with the 2005 Colorado Rapids players coaches and other local celebrities like players from the Colorado Mammoth while enjoying a day of golf at the beautiful Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club in Broomfield.

Rapids fans will not want to miss this great event! The cost is $200 per golfer or $800 for a foursome and Corporate and Hole Sponsorships are also available. (To register for the Celebrity Golf Classic and for more information and photos from last year's event click here).

On Saturday August 20th the Rapids Foundation will host the 5th Annual "Run the Rapids 5K Family Run and Walk" around and through INVESCO Field at Mile High. The race will begin at 4:00pm and wind down the Platte River trail and also gives racers the unique opportunity of racing through the stadium itself. The race precedes the Colorado Rapids match that night vs. the New England Revolution and the registration fee includes the race an official Run the Rapids T-shirt and a ticket to the Rapids game immediately following.

Pre-race registration is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 17 and under with special discounts for Rapids season ticket holders. (To register for the Celebrity Golf Classic and for more information and photos from last year's event click here).

Online registrations for the Kickoff Luncheon Celebrity Golf Classic and Run the Rapids 5K Stadium Race are all now available and being taken online now.

The Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation is the official 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation of the Colorado Rapids. The CRCCF supports underserved youth by providing assistance for educational and recreational programs through cash grants and in-kind donations. Since 2000 the Community Care Foundation has granted more than $130000 back to the Colorado community.

For more information on any of the Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation’s 2005 events please contact the CRCCF at (303) 405-612