These are great times for Spartans everywhere, isn'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
We had beautiful weather and a great turnout for our 8th annual 14er hike this year! We had 14 alumni join us on the hike up Mt Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross, followed by celebratory beers and BBQ at the base after the hike. Next year, we're planning on organizing a campout the night before the hike...just planting the seed for now. For pictures of the hike, visit our facebook page:
Already counting the days until football season?
So are we...and it's almost here! We meet up at the Blake St Tavern to watch all of games with fellow Spartan fans and alumni. We have 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. We set up a booth in the tailgate room 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, bumper stickers, pint glasses, frisbees, and other goodies. The proceeds from our raffles and gear 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 St Tavern is located at 2301 Blake Street, Downtown Denver - www.blakestreettavern.com