The Colorado Rockies Helped USO Denver Send 1500 Service Members & Families to Baseball Games in 2019

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Baseball is America’s favorite pastime and attending a game certainly comes to mind when you think of connecting with local culture here in the United States. Our local Major League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, is part of the Force Behind the Forces here in Colorado. This season alone, over 1500 military service members, spouses and families were able to attend Rockies home games through tickets donated by the team throughout the 2019 season. Thank you to the Rockies for their generous support of our local military.

Here are some of the stories we heard about the experience:

  • “It was our children’s first live baseball game and they loved it as much as us!! They are 5 and 2 and even sat still for 7 of 9 innings in awe of the commentary around us and the play!”

  • “This was the first baseball game that I ever attended. It was a lot of fun to do so. I also got to try a chocolate covered fruit kebab at the field. Had a wonderful time!”

  • “This was our family first baseball game! With my husband always being gone due to the military, it was great going to an event within his traveling distance allotted for soldiers!”

  • “Our kids started playing organized baseball this year and they were really into the game. I also brought my dad along to share in the experience.”

  • “Had a friend in need of support and a break from reality. This was the perfect opportunity to recharge and reset mentally”

  • “It was our first baseball game as a family in Colorado. The view was amazing and to have an opportunity to create memories is priceless.”

  • “This was such a blessing to us! My husband is a police officer in addition to the guard so we don’t get a lot of family time. This came right before my husband left for a few weeks for military training and it was perfect timing for my boys and helped them with him being gone!”

  • “We enjoy being able to take our family to events like this. Even our 4 year old knows the lineup of the Rockies thanks to the USO and the Rockies generosity!”

  • “Thank you for blessing our family with tickets to the Colorado Rockies game on Monday, August 12th! My son and I had a great time! We are grateful for the ticket donation and the generous donors who made this evening possible!”

  • “Thank you so much for the tickets to the game on July 31st! It was our first game as a family of four with our almost two year old and two month old. They both had a great time and it’s always great to watch the Rockies play! Thanks for helping us make fun family memories!”

  • “These programs help us do extra curricular activities with our family without putting a financial strain on the budget. Moving around different states/bases means we will always have so much to see/do and all of it costs money so being gifted these opportunities of complimentary tickets helps immensely to experience things in each place we are based at.”

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