These are great times for Spartans everywhere, aren't they? While the go greens have always been followed by friendly go whites, 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 success of our sports 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 and integrity in how Spartans pursue and accomplish great things wherever we are and in whatever we do. It's no different with our amazing Spartan family out here in Colorado. We're excited you're here!! Read on for more info...
NCAA Tournament game watches
We will obviously be at Blake St Tavern for all of our NCAA tournament games...including this Friday morning at 10:40AM to watch our Spartans take on Georgia, and then (hopefully) Virginia on Sunday, time TBD. And then a few of us diehards may or may not be spending the rest of the day there (hopefully celebrating our win) and catching all of the other intense action. Hope to see you there!
In case you're new to Denver, we meet up at the Blake St Tavern to watch all of our games with fellow Spartan fans and alumni. We have pretty large groups for every 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. For each football game and a few of the larger basketball games, we set up a booth where we sell and raffle away our "Colorado Spartans" gear that has become a hit with Spartans from all over the country. We have short and long sleeve T shirts, sweatshirts, 1/2 zip jackets, bumper stickers, pint glasses, frisbees, and other goodies. The proceeds from our sales help fund 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 Street Tavern is located at 2301 Blake Street, Downtown Denver - www.blakestreettavern.com
Nuggets v Warriors game - thanks to all that came!
On Friday, March 13th, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors came to town to take on Gary Harris and our Denver Nuggets, and our Nuggets won! Please see our facebook page for pictures we took during the meet and greet with Gary Harris. As a side note, both the Nuggets and the Spartans won that night - a Colorado Spartans win-win!
A Green & White Evening in Denver
Join fellow Spartans for A Green & White Evening in Denver featuring R. James Kirkpatrick, dean of the College of Natural Science, and some extraordinary undergraduate students. Dean Kirkpatrick and students from various majors and concentrations are going to talk about what it’s like to be a student today and how they are preparing to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Wednesday, March 25 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. http://go.msu.edu/denver
Global Day of Service - Powered by Spartans
On Saturday, April 18th, Spartans around the world will get together to make a difference in their local communities. It's an amazing event, and we have 2 great volunteer projects lined up here in Denver.
PROJECT #1: 9 NEWS HEALTH FAIR
We all know the 9Health Fair as a tradition in the Denver area and the need for volunteers is great. This project does require you to additionally sign up with the 9Health Fair at www.9healthfair.org (this is noted in our project write up). You can also research if you think the volunteer needs are suited to you. There are many locations available on April 18th but we are encouraging Spartans to sign up for the Pepsi Center location if possible but are welcome to sign up for any site most convenient to them (there are locations that day in Aurora, Highlands Ranch and Broomfield amongst others). Also, there is a limit to the volunteers needed at each site so you may want to sign up promptly if this interests you.PROJECT #2: DENVER DIGS TREES
The Denver Digs Trees program helps residents cultivate greener, healthier, more livable communities. This is part of an organization called "The Park People" who work to preserve, enhance and advocate for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space and urban forest. You can research this program at www.theparkpeople.org. Unfortunately, we've filled all of our spots for the Denver Digs volunteer opportunity, but we're still looking for volunteers for the 9News Health Fair.
Please email Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We're looking forward to serving with you on Apr 18th!