COMMERCE CITY CO - This past Saturday December 13 the official supporters groups of the Colorado Rapids banded together to throw their first-ever holiday fundraising event at Dick's Sporting Goods Park!
This exclusive event was the Inaugural Rapids Supporters Holiday Ball and it gave fans the chance to join members of The Centennial Firm Class VI Legion 5280 and the NCC to celebrate the holiday season and rub shoulders with VIP's from the team.
View a photo gallery from the Holiday Ball on the Rapids' Photo Gallery page by clicking here
The event included free food a live jazz band and some fantastic holiday decor! A full bar was also available and guests got to pose for photos and get autographs from the Rapids players who were in town at this time of year: goalkeeper Chris Sharpe midfielder Colin Clark and defender Kosuke Kimura.
Fans also got the unique chance to tour the entire press level at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and had access to the exclusive press balcony overlooking the stadium bowl. Several guests were seen taking photos in front of the giant RapidsVision which was displaying a special welcome animation to the event with the logos of all the supporters groups.
The evening also boasted some unbelievable door prizes as lucky guests walked away with everything from Rapids player-autographed jerseys and photos to free hotel night stays to gift certificates at area bars and restaurants.
"The Supporter's Ball exceeded everyone's expectations said Rapids supporter Kevin Callahan who was the chief organizer of Saturday's event.
"It was a relaxing evening with good friends good food good drink great views and fabulous music....the word 'classy' was thrown around frequently. Some in attendence were overheard saying 'Those supporters they clean up real nice!' The telltale sign of how much people enjoyed the party is that those who were there are already looking forward to next year and asking for a Spring event as well!"
All proceeds from the event went to benefit the supporters clubs directly.
Thanks to all the fans who attended the Inaugural Rapids Supporters Holiday Ball! Stay tuned to ColoradoRapids.com for information on any future fundraising events from the Rapids' supporters groups!
About The Front Range
The Front Range is the umbrella designation under which all official supporters clubs of the Colorado Rapids are recognized. Each group has its own distinct character however all of the groups have one thing in common…they are passionate supporters of the Rapids! Front Range members have special rights and privileges inside Dick’s Sporting Goods Park that regular fans don't have access to. Currently these groups are recognized by the Colorado Rapids as official supporters club organizations: The Centennial Firm Class VI Legion 5280 and The North Corner Council (NCC). To learn more about the official supporters clubs of the Colorado Rapids click here