Greener Goals Week of Service
In a collaborative effort to combine sport and service and improve lives and communities at the grassroots level, the Colorado Rapids participated in MLS WORKS League-wide Week of Service leading up to Earth Day.
Projects for the 2019 season involved planting trees in Washington Park & Rosamond Park in partnership with Denver Parks & Recreation and building a community garden in Lakewood in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens.
In conjunction with Greener Goals Week of Service, MLS has collaborated with adidas to support Parley for the Oceans. During Week 8 matches in 2019, MLS players wore special adidas kits, built of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic™. The match-worn and autographed kits were auctioned off with proceeds benefitting Kroenke Sports Charities.
We Don’t Waste
The Colorado Rapids & DICK’S Sporting Goods Park are proud to partner with We Don’t Waste for the 2020 season. We Don’t Waste is an innovative food recovery service for those in need. Recent studies estimate that 40 percent of food produced in the United States is wasted, so We Don’t Waste is on a mission to collect excess food that otherwise would be landfilled and deliver it to Denver’s populations who lack sufficient food to meet basic needs. Since it’s inception, We Don’t Waste has recovered and distributed more than 100 million servings of food – equal to more than 33 million meals!