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Tuesday, January 28, 2020  

Colorado Av’s helps Children’s raise fundsPublished 4/2/2007

by Douglas Walter

Staff Writer

Each year, the Children’s Hospital Foundation goes to the ice to provide a thrill for a few of Childrens Hospital’s young patients, while creating an opportunity to raise funds for the hospital at the same time.

The ninth annual Av’s Better Halves charity brunch, fashion show and silent auction was held April 1 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center and featured all the Colorado Avalanche players and coaches spending the day with children.

Instead of wearing skates and pads and passing the puck, the Avalanche players walked the runway to show off their fashion modeling skills with children from the hospital.

This year, 24 children were matched up with players and coaches, modeling clothes provided by Neiman Marcus.

Though each child got to take home one of the outfits for free, that perk tended to take a back seat considering they were able to hang out with an Avalanche player all afternoon.

"The children love it. They are just ecstatic. Every single one of them asked to be matched up with Joe Sakic," said Jennifer Miller, event coordinator for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

After walking on the runway, the Avalanche players actually helped serve drinks to the patrons, she said.

The event typically raises approximately $30,000 each year for the Children’s Hospital, Miller said.

Denver’s Children’s Hospital is only hospital in the Rocky Mountain region dedicated to serving just children.

Since 1978, the Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised more than $200 million for hospital programs.

For more information about the event, call 303-405-1166.


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