We play for Five Hype – On the evening of Monday, January 20th, Adam Akisanya and Sara Dillon of Five Hype had the pleasure of attending one of the most sought-out, Denver events of the year. Kroenke Sports Charities invited the public to attend the Mile High Dreams Gala on the Club Level of the Pepsi Center to socialize with coaches, athletes, dancers, and more, of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, and Colorado Mammoth.
Upon entrance, there were staff members kindly collecting coats and directing guests to the escalators. First-time guests to the Mile High Dreams Gala had no idea what splendor they were climbing to; the club level hallway was a stretch of strategically placed food and libations with hundreds of elegantly dressed professionals. Then, imagine walking down the hallway past Avalanche player, and Team Canada Olympian, Matt Duchene. Say hello, have a conversation, take a photo, and keep walking.
Further ahead you order a drink, and behind you is Brian Shaw, Denver Nuggets coach, among others. Take your drink to the end of the hallway and find poker and craps tables flourishing with Denver Nuggets players. While Adam talks with Ty Lawson and J.J. Hickson of the Denver Nuggets, Sara sneaks over to say hello to Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O’Riley, and other players from the Colorado Avalanche. Dancers are hanging out by the Porsche lounge and Tuaca Lemon-drop ice luge, and business leaders from the Kroenke Sports and Entertainment organization are taking photos with 5280 Magazine. It is an evening where the guests feel like they are in VIP.
The Mile High Dreams Gala is an inspiration as Colorado sports teams, affiliates, and fans come together to make toasts to this beautiful state they represent, and the charities benefited by themselves and Kroenke Sports. The event held hundreds of interested individuals from all industries, with enlightening conversations. Not to mention, the savory and sweet treats provided to consume. The food and beverages were on point with partners including Texas de Brazil, Tag Restaurant, Jimmy’s Urban Bar and Grill, Hapa Sushi, TickleBelly Desserts, Tuaca Liqueur, and plentiful more.
Among all the attractions, it is great to keep in mind the efforts of Kroenke Sports Charities. What a wonderful event to attend while benefiting Kroenke Sports Charities and celebrating the charitable efforts of the Colorado sports teams and community. The Mile High Dreams Gala is a great opportunity to dress in your best cocktail attire, and mingle with some truly inspiring individuals. This was an amazing evening for Adam Akisanya and Sara Dillon to connect with some important business leaders, and of course meet some professional athletes.
Keep an eye on more events provided by Kroenke Sports Charities, and next year’s Mile High Dreams Gala, by following the Kroenke Sports and Charities Facebook page. Professional athletes and staff are constantly reaching out to the community through various events.