It's been a great year for Spartans, hasn't it? While the "go greens" are always followed by a friendly "go white," there seems to be just a tad bit more spirit in those exchanges these days. Any why shouldn't they? We have so much to be proud of! It's not just the recent success of our Big Ten Champion football AND men's/women's basketball teams. And not just because we have the best President, faculty, students, alumni, AD and coaches in the land. I think it's more to do with the pride in how Spartans pursue and accomplish great things with integrity wherever we are and in whatever we do. So while we sit back and enjoy our summers free of Spartan sports (sigh), we can all still enjoy being a part of this amazing Spartan family out here in Colorado!!
Thanks again J Rich!
On July 11th, we had the pleasure of watching a Rockies game in the new Terrace Lofts at Coors Field with former Spartan, NCAA Men's Basketball Champion, 2x NBA All Star and Slam Dunk Champion, and curent 76er Jason Richardson! The event was sold out, and everyone had a great time. So much so in fact, that we're already planning on a 2015 golf outing in Denver with Jason. Like the idea? Yeah, so do we. Please reach out to us if you have any ideas or suggestions, OK?
Relay for Life 2014 - a huge success!
In a continuing effort to fight back, the Colorado Spartans fielded a team for the American Cancer Society's Wash Park Relay for Life on July 18-19. In addition to having a great time, we raised over $1700 for the cause! We're super proud of Keith Garmyn, our team leader, and Stephen Haynes, the overall event coordinator...but thanks goes out to ALL of the Colorado Spartans involved!
8th Annual 14er hike at Mt Democrat (and Cameron-Lincoln-Bross for the truly ambitious)
Come join us for the 8th annual Spartans 14er hike! You're not a local until you can tell your own 14er story, so come earn your badge by joining us on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 as we ascend one of Colorado's best 14ers just south of Breckenridge. You're welcome to join one of several groups hiking at different paces, or go it on your own, but you're definitely encouraged to join us at the summit of Mt Democrat for a picture with the whole crew (and a big 'ol Spartan flag of course). We'll plan on reaching the summit of Mt Democrat at 10:30am on Sunday. If you're in decent shape, it should take about 3 hours to ascend, so there will be a group leaving from the Kite Lake trailhead parking lot at 7:30. The more acclimated and in shape are welcome to join a second group leaving at 8:30...or feel free to go at your own pace and meet us at the top. Check out the route we'll be taking on 14ers.com.
As we hang out at the top of Mt Democrat, we can discuss plans to head on to the summit of Cameron/Lincoln/Bross (weather permitting) or head back down with your badge, stories, and new friends!
Already counting the days until football season?
So are we! We'll be on a little game-watch hiatus until fall...but keep in mind that we meet up at the Blake St Tavern to watch games with our fellow Spartan fans and alumni. We have large groups for every single football game, the bigger basketball games, and other planned and unplanned social activities. Regardless of the size of the group, our game watches are a great chance to get to know other Spartans in the area, while soaking in the greatness of our sports teams. We set up a booth in the tailgate room where we sell our awesome "Colorado Spartans" gear that has become a hit with Spartans from all over the country! We have short and long sleeve T shirts, bumper stickers, pint glasses, frisbees, and other goodies. For larger crowds, we also run raffles where you can win some of this fabulous gear. The proceeds from our raffles and gear sales help Colorado students go to MSU through our club scholarship. These are great ways to get to know other alumni out here in Colorado while giving back to the school that we love.
The Blake St Tavern is located at 2301 Blake Street, Downtown Denver - www.blakestreettavern.com