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Denver Nuggets to host sports equipment drive Saturday, August 24th

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Have some sports equipment that you want to donate to a fantastic cause? See below on how you can help out those in need.

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Giving back is always a good thing and the Denver Nuggets are giving you a chance to do just that and you can also meet some of your favorite players, SuperMascot Rocky, and more.

WHO: Denver Nuggets Dancers, Rocky, Ambassadors, Players and Kroenke Sports Charities

WHAT: Will host the second annual sports equipment drive for new and gently used equipment   

WHEN: Saturday, August 24th from 7:00 a.m. - Noon.

WHERE: Pepsi Center - Camry Lot North

DIRECTIONS: Enter via 7th Street from Chopper Circle

WHY: Jessica Redfield Ghawi, an aspiring sports journalist, was a victim of the 2012 Aurora theater tragedy.  A sports participant as well as a sports reporter, Jessica's dream was to provide children who had lost everything with sports equipment.  Her dream became a reality in 2012 when Kroenke Sports Charities partnered with A Precious Child to collect/distribute more than 25,000 pieces of sports equipment to 150 non-profit organizations .

HOW: New or lightly used sports equipment requested includes:   Baseball and Softball - Balls, Gloves, Catcher's Gear, Bats;  Basketball - Balls, Nets, Shoes; Bicycles and Helmets;  Boxing - Gloves, Head Gear; Football - Balls, Pads, Helmets, Cleats;  Golf - Clubs, Balls, Shoes;  Hockey - Pucks, Skates, Pads, Goalie Gear, Helmet, Sticks;   Lacrosse - Balls, Sticks, Pads, Helmets;  Roller Hockey - Skates, Helmets, Pads, Sticks, Balls;  Roller Skating/Blading - Skates, Helmets, Pads;  Soccer - Balls, Cleats, Shin Guards;  Tennis - Balls, Rackets, Shoes ; and Volleyball - Balls, Nets, Pads.

In addition, monetary donations will benefit the Jessica Redfield Ghawi giveSPORTS Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance for sports-related registration fees.