Over $120k Raised And Donated By Colorado Eagles & Fans To Local Family
This past Saturday was an emotional night at the Colorado Eagles Pot of Gold game, as the team helped raise over $120k for a local Colorado family. Amazing.
Colorado Eagles Donate $120k to Local Northern Colorado Family
Having worked with the Colorado Eagles for the past decade, I've witnessed many incredibly heartwarming moments. Be it Eagles Fight Cancer weekend, Military Appreciation Night, or even Teacher Appreciation Night. The most emotional, for me anyway, is always the Pot of Gold game. If you're unfamiliar, the Colorado Eagles choose a family to honor and raise funds for during a game each March. From helping cover medical costs to driving out a brand new wheelchair-customized van onto the ice to surprise the family, The Colorado Eagles and Eagles Country has really created some extremely special moments during the Pot of Gold games. This past Saturday night was no exception.
2023 Colorado Eagles Pot Of Gold Night
This year's Pot of Gold night game benefited sisters, seven-year-old Kennedy, and nine-year-old Kinley Harrison. The sisters suffer from GM1, a rare genetic disorder that leads to widespread neurodegeneration. Unfortunately, with no cure for GM1, the disease is fatal. Between the special Pot of Gold jersey auction, donations collected in the arena during the game, and donations from sponsors and the Colorado Eagles, a total of $121,413 was raised for the Harrison family on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. Tears of joy were being shed all over the Budweiser Events Center as PA Announcer legend Reed Saunders announced, what I believe, is the highest amount ever raised in a Single Pot of Gold game. The events that followed the game were enough to make most grown men tear up, not saying that I did... OK, maybe I did. Watch this very special post-game moment.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, there are no better fans in all of hockey than the fans we have here in Eagles Country. Thank you for helping make this night possible for not just the Harrison family, but for the many families we've helped before them as well. You never cease to amaze me, Northern Colorado. Cheers.