WE'RE HERE TO BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER!
Pikes Peak Pats, since it's inception in 2006, has done a fabulous job emulating the Kraft family by making community service and integral component of our fan club makeup.
We take part in three anual events with Care and Share, Toys for Tots, and the Hungry Heroes segment of the Homefront Cares Program. We also like to play a big role in the military community by participating in the Wounded Warrior Project when the Patriots come into town to play the Broncos! So be sure to read more on each of our community events below to get more information on how we like to be help out our local community!
NOVEMBER IS CARE AND SHARE MONTH
November is Care and Share month, partnering with Fox and Hounds, we collect canned and packaged foods every Sunday. We also sell one dollar raffle tickets towards an authentic Brady jersey which will be raffled at the last game of the month. The monies collected from the raffle are then donated to Care and Share. Last year, 2011, we collected $105 from the raffle and 287 pounds of food.
DECEMBER IS ALL ABOUT TOYS FOR TOTS
In December we spend each Sunday collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. We work with the local Marine Corps recruiting station, as with our home bar, the Fox and Hound, and generally collect between 3-400 toys. Again we will sell one dollar raffle tickets for an authentic Brady jersey and last year we donated 502 dollars for Toys for Tots.
HOMEFRONT CARES PROGRAM — HUNGRY HEROES
On average, 5-6 times a season, Pikes Peak Pats works with the Homefront Cares program by volunteering for the "Hungry Heroes" segment of Homefront Cares. We will have 5-6 volunteers from PPP who (wearing our patriots gear) go to A/DACG Building at the Colorado Springs Airport and greet returning soldiers home from Iraq and Afghanistan deployments. We give them each a McDonald's "sand free" cheeseburger , drinks, and we usually provide a dessert of cookies or New England's favorite dessert, Whoopie Pies. We are the first to see them before they go to Fort Carson for their welcome home ceremony with their families. As well as handing out refreshments, our smiles, words of welcome, and some "mother hugs" complete a great welcome home. This is one of PPP's favorite community service events, and sometimes we even have to turn some people down because of too many volunteers.