An update from Josh Kroenke, the President/Governor of the Avalanche & Vice Chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
As medical experts, public health agencies, and government officials around the world work tirelessly to better understand and stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is joining the fight to bring greater awareness to the situation by working with government agencies, medical experts, and grassroots organizations. KSE is one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment companies with thousands of full and part-time employees impacted by COVID-19. KSE is working nonstop to ensure all employees are safe and educated on all aspects of the pandemic.
“Denver is an incredibly resilient city,” said KSE Vice-Chairman Josh Kroenke. “We have met tragedies and uncertainty head-on many times before, and we are doing so again now. The impact COVID-19 is having on our health and business communities is unprecedented. We are not health experts. However, we are business and community leaders, and we all have a role to play in helping one another. Please take this threat very seriously for the benefit of yourself and your loved ones, and please regularly check CDC and WHO websites for updates and greater information.”
The threat of COVID-19 has led to the temporary suspension of all major sports leagues across North America and Europe. In addition, KSE has suspended all events at Pepsi Center, Paramount Theatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and 1STBANK Center for 30 days.
“One of the many consequences of the pandemic is its effect on area businesses of all sizes,” Kroenke said. “Many companies–in particular the service industry–are temporarily laying off hard-working employees due to the cancellation of events amid an uncertain future. Our hourly KSE event staff plays an integral role in ensuring our fan experience is first class in every way, and it is with these thoughts in mind that KSE will continue to pay its part-time and hourly employees for the next 30 days. We also have asked our vendors and partners to do the same.”
Given the current state of grocery stores and need for food worldwide, KSE and its vendors are also proud and long-time partners with area agencies who are leading the charge to assist the community with hunger. KSE continues to work with the local food recovery program, We Don’t Waste, to provide food for those in need and, yesterday with our partners, donated six pallets of food that would have perished given the recent event suspensions at our numerous venues.
“It is a very trying time for our tight-knit sports community, but more importantly for human beings in general,” Kroenke said. “My father and I have personally had many conversations with coaches, players, executives, and support staff from our teams and clubs around the world, and it is inspiring to hear the determination to not only get through this difficult period but also to help and motivate others while doing so. From all of us here at KSE and on behalf of my family, please stay smart, stay safe, and support one another. We look forward to seeing all of our fans back in our venues at the appropriate time!”
Easter will be different this year. Enstrom is here to help make it a little sweeter! Fill your Easter baskets with Enstrom Candies this year and cherish the memory for years to come. Giving someone the gift of Enstrom Candies is the perfect way to show your love this Easter!
Enter yourself, loved one or coworker to win a free Enstrom Candies Gift Card with a personalized shout out video!
Enstrom will be doing online ordering but also curbside pick up
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Furry Scurry will now be a virtual walk! More info and details coming soon.
“When you register for Furry Scurry, you’ll have a great time and feel good knowing you’re helping animals in need,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “Money raised at this event helps us provide warm shelter, medical care, behavior training and more to the 21,000 homeless pets and horses that come through our doors this year.”
Early-bird registration is only $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger. Prices increase on March 1 and May 1, so anyone interested in participating is encouraged to register early.
Visit furryscurry.org to register today before prices increase or to learn more about the event.
The 2020 Furry Scurry is made possible by our community partners, including lead sponsors Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, HomeAgain, and PetFirst Pet Insurance. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event should contact the Dumb Friends League for more information.
It Get’s Better Everyday Tour
November 20th and 21st
Pale Tourist Tour
This event scheduled for 4/17 & 4/18 has been POSTPONED please hold on to your tickets for the rescheduled date listed above.