WHO WE ARE

Pro Players Association (PPA) is comprised of current and former professional athletes, media and entertainment personalities, and associate members who work voluntarily on behalf of the community. 

        Pro Players Association’s goal is to generate funding for worthwhile programs and charities which will benefit the community locally, nationally, and globally.   

Their mission, simply stated, "Dedication to Serving and Giving Back to the Community", is one proven many times since their incorporation in 2002.


Pro Players Association is a nonprofit 501c3 charity.

 

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION IS PROUD TO DISPLAY THESE SEALS AWARDED BY GUIDESTAR and GREAT NONPROFITS FOR TRANSPARENCY AS A NONPROFIT


             

                                   

 PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION HAS FILED OUR IRS 990N IN COMPLIANCE FOR TAX YEAR 2023 0N 02/01/2024.
                                                                        

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR FUN & EXCITEMENT!

Are you are searching for a great opportunity to volunteer some of your time? Here's one where you can have fun and generate excitement, while providing community service and participating in an organized charity event.

Pro Players Association (PPA) is a 501c3 nonprofit community service organization comprised of current and former professional athletes, media and entertainment personalities, and associate members who work voluntarily on behalf of the community. Pro Players Association's goal is to raise money for worthwhile programs and charities that will benefit the community.

Their mission, simply stated, " Dedication to Serving and Giving Back to the Community", is one often proven since their incorporation in 2002.

PPA's commitment and dedication of Giving Back to the Community may translate into a hands-on activity by holding a junior football clinic, playing in a charity golf tournament, helping to cook meals to feed the homeless, holding a holiday party for people with disabilities or mentoring to young adults. These events involve much-needed interaction between the community and the Pro Players members.

Visit our "Membership" page for introductory information and a preliminary membership application.

UPCOMING AUCTION EVENTS

Friday, September 6

Live and Silent Auction In-Person and Online

Bonaquisti Wine Company,

4640 N. Pecos St., Unit I, Denver, CO

Details to follow...

MOTORMANIA CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOWS


2024 SUMMER MOTORMANIA SHOW IN THE PLANNING 

STAY TUNED!

 

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS will be sponsoring our upcoming Motormania Shows at their new facility located at Quebec Ave & County Line Rd, Centennial, dates to be announced, one show each month.

   

Pro Players Association's Motormania Shows participated in the Grand Opening of Advance's New Superstore on Thursday, July 19. Motormania assisted in the organization of the event having invited car guys and gals to represent with their wheels. All was well until the weather took a change!

  

 

 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

DENVER ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

PPA CEO GARY R. ADLER is a Parade Marshal and assists with coordinating and presenting the largest St. Pat’s Parade west of the Mississippi! Now in his 6th season as a Marshal, Gary and a great group of  Marshals put on yet another spectacular show down the streets of Denver!


 

  

 

GOOD LUCK TO PPA BOARD MEMBER RUBEN GONZALEZ TRAINING FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS LUGE

Track video from Olympic Park Training Center, Park City, UT:

https://www.facebook.com/share/v/zGba5PBQSJ7Uhwcs/?mibextid=WC7FNe

 

 

Great article published about PPA member Lenton Thomas’ volunteer efforts at Colorado Mesa University. Congratulations Lenton!

Lenton is a very active PPA member as well, currently spearheading the golf committee! Thanks for all you do Lenton!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COLORADO GOLF EXPO

FEBRUARY 16 - 18

COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER

DENVER, CO

Pro Players Association will present a booth promoting our upcoming Charity Golf events for 2024. This will be our 20th year at the Expo!

  

Click on LOGO for more info.

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Colorado Pi'Ilani Hawaiian Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Benefit for Hawaiian Disaster Relief

 

In response, Pro Players Association is organizing, a fundraising concert event to benefit the disaster services being provided on the ground in Hawaii. Anyone interested in assisting us in the organization of this most necessary event, please contact us at 720-327-9207 or proplayersassociation@gmail.com. Thank you.

PPA CEO Gary R. Adler addresses the Pi'Ilani Hawaiian Civic Club following their golf tournament at Broken Tee GC, Englewood, CO, Friday, August 25, 2023. Gary announced the organization of the upcoming concert to benefit Hawaii Disaster Relief. He requested volunteers for the event to which a few members replied.
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Pro Players Association was honored to have been recognized for our fundraising efforts on behalf of the Pi'Ilani Hawaiian Civic Club of Colorado for 
scholarships over the past several years, and for our recent efforts benefitting the Hawaiian Wildfire Disaster. PPA CEO Gary R. Adler was introduced 
on stage in front of a very large crowd at the Club's Ho'olaule'a Festival on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Former Broncos player Ron Egloff plans to donate brain for concussion research: "If they want my brain they can have it". Video can be found on our "IN THE NEWS" page.

 

AUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR REPEAT CLIENT RAMPART HS HOCKEY TEAM!  9/30/23

   

Photos cBlind Images 2023

A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES OUR 21ST ANNIVERSARY!
 
Even though the Pro Players Association was only founded in 2002, our CEO has been experienced in fundraising for over 52 years. Yes, he started in 1969 when he organized a carnival for cancer and raised $35,000; and then he founded the American Cancer Society Juniors in 1970. Since, he has founded or co-founded 11 nonprofit charities in the U.S.
 
Our celebrity members combined have hundreds of years’ experience in fundraising efforts.
We have worked with every kind of charity and have catered to all kinds of crowds.
 
We participate in continuing education relative to fundraising and auctioneering to keep us abreast of what is going on in today’s fundraising environment. We keep informed and stay connected to the auction market daily.
 
We have worked events that spread the range of admission ticket price from “FREE” to “$1000 per person”. We are very familiar with the spectrum of clientele.
 
We have undertaken a variety of challenges in the organization and implementation of these events and have achieved great success. Our record and many accolades speak to these successes.
 
We are available to assist in an established event or we can organize an event from scratch.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns relative to working in conjunction with the Pro Players Association on any of your fundraising efforts.
 
PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE & ADVISORY BOARDS
 
 
To connect with us, visit our CONTACT page for more information.
 
 
 

VISIT OUR AMAZON “WISH LIST”

INTERESTED IN HELPING TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS IN OTHER WAYS THAN FINANCIAL?

VISIT OR "WISH LIST" located on AMAZON.COM
Your contribution is tax deductible under the provisions of the I.R.S. Tax Code 501c3.

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SPORTS PLUS-- OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE

OUR ONLINE STORES ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

NEW STOCK ADDED WEEKLY!!

WE ADDED NFL & NBA SUPER PLUSH 40X50 BLANKETS, AUTOGRAPH PLAQUES, PRO SPORTS & COLLEGE LICENSE PLATES & FRAMES, NFL T-SHIRTS, STARBUCKS DRINK CONTAINERS, and Much More!

VISIT US TODAY: https://proplayersassociationsportsplus.ecrater.com/

and NOW ON eBay at: proplayersassociation


 

AMAZON SHOPPER?

Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0714756 and AmazonSmile donates to Pro Players Association at no cost to you!

AmazonSmile customers can now support Pro Players Association in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

 

Turn your EVERYDAY shopping into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0714756 and Amazon donates to Pro Players Association.

PAYPAL GIVING

PayPal Giving Fund helps people support their favorite charities online. We receive donations through PayPal, eBay, and other technology platforms and make grants to our donors' recommended charities. PayPal Giving Fund is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286). 

Pro Players Association Giving Fund Link:

 paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1728734 


AUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR CHARITY AUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE FROM PPA

NEED AUCTION ITEMS THAT TURN INTO CASH?

Get your hands on items for your fundraiser without the hassle of begging and pleading for donations from merchants.

Pro Players Association now offers non-profits the opportunity to access valuable collectibles, fine art, and special opportunities. Take a look through our collection in our slide presentation found on our Auction Assistance Program page.

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NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY! CHECK THEM OUT!!!

WE ARE PROUD MEMBERS OF THE COLORADO AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION

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NEW ARRIVALS

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION AUCTIONS

2024

SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS


 

 

 

ONLINE ONLY AUCTIONS

July 13 Hawthorne Caballeros Grand Prix, Clifton, NJ

July 13 American Legion Post #1, Denver, CO

 

CELEBRITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & SPEAKERS BUREAU

                  

 

                       

All Photos by ©Blind Images 

Our PPA members are available to promote, appear and/or participate in your special event. Members of PPA come from a wide variety of professional sports, media and entertainment professions.

  • Personal appearances
  • Speaking engagements
  • Autograph signings
  • Grand Openings
  • Golf outings
  • Trade shows
  • Corporate hospitality/Super Bowl events
  • Product endorsements/sponsorship
  • Other promotional needs
  • Pro Players Association Radio Network's "Sports in Perspective" broadcast is available to be presented "LIVE" or delayed remote at your location

For more information visit our "Celebrities" page or contact the PPA office : 720-327-9207; proplayersassociation@gmail.com

 

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEER  NEWS

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Professional Members

Roger Hadix, CVBBA, Author 
 

Associate Members

 Michael Spadoni

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Denver Search & Rescue / Statewide Emergency Management Response

We are currently in search of new membership. If you’re interested and have a background in firefighting, EMS or search & rescue, please contact us for more information. DSAR/SEMR is a volunteer nonprofit organization.

proplayersassociation@gmail.com

 

CLICK ON "VIEW MY CALENDAR" FOR UPCOMING PPA EVENTS

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SPONSORS IN THE NEWS

 


Check out all the services our sponsor Academy Art & Frame Company provides...

The item shown in the presentation belongs to the Pro Players Association.


 


 

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CONDOLENCES

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CHARTER MEMBER/BOARD MEMBER/HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

RON CRAMER, 82

It is with sincere sadness that I must announce the passing of Ron Cramer, 82, former Baltimore Colts and Denver Broncos Defensive Back. Ron was in home hospice care when he passed earlier this evening after a long brave battle with emphysema. 

Ron played football at and graduated from Millersville Teachers College, Millersville, PA., where he was selected as the Right Defensive Back for the Tri-State Honors Team. His pro career began with the Baltimore Colts alongside Johnny Unitas, 1960-63. Ron continued his stay with the Colts on their semi-pro team, 1964-65. He joined the Broncos as a Defensive Back- Special Teams member for the 1966-67 season. 

Ron often liked to share his many experiences of playing with Johnny Unitas on the Baltimore Colts. He was a charter member, past executive board member, and honorary board member of the Pro Players Association. He was also a past member of the NFL Alumni Rocky Mountain Chapter. After retirement from football and having settled in Denver, Ron became a professional auctioneer. He was employed in the auction industry until he was diagnosed with emphysema and had to use oxygen to assist his breathing. 

Ron is survived by his wife, Nancy Baker-Cramer, his brother Corke Cramer, his stepson Jeremy Cramer. Memorial arrangements to be announced. 

I am posting this at the request of Ron's wife Nancy. 

On a personal note,
Ron and I have been friends for thirty years. He was one of the first pro football players that I met when I moved to Colorado. We became great friends and remained as such for all these years. I feel very fortunate that I was able to visit with Ron twice in the last two weeks while he was at home in hospice care. We shared many memories, and he was spot-on recollecting each event. I had the privilege of photographing Ron and Nancy's wedding and we have spent many great times together over those many years. Ron was always there to lend a hand with our many fundraising activities, and he organized and coordinated our 2008 Bowling Tournament.
I will truly miss this great friend who was one of my greatest supporters of many years of my fundraising and auctioneering careers.

Pro Players Association sends our heartfelt condolences to his wife Nancy and his family. May his memory be for a blessing. Ron, may you Rest in Peace.

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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

WELCOME TO ProPlayersAssociationDental.com

Discount dental plans provide individuals and families with an affordable and easy-to-use alternative to costly dental insurance. Members can save 10% to 60% on most dental procedures. Also, select plans even offer significant savings on dental specialty services like oral surgery, dentures, braces, and even root canals.

Save an extra 15% on any plan with coupon code PRO15. If interested, simply go to Step 1 and enter your zip code, or call toll free at 1-888-632-5353 and a representative will gladly help you join.

Visit our plan web site for more information and registration: www.proplayersassociationdental.com

 

CLICK ON THE HERTZ LOGO FOR INCREDIBLE SAVINGS THROUGH OUR PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM


What’s Up!

PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION'S DENVER BRONCOS Bill Harris represented at the Lone Tree Police Department Open House 2023 held Saturday, July 22 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. PPA's Gary R. Adler and John Sandy Santucci manned the booth which was representative of a presentation on the National Weather Service's Summer Safety Campaign. Pro Players Association was designated as a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador in 2019 and are members of NWS SKYWARN Severe Storm Spotting Team. Thanks to PPA's Justin Byrd, owner of Big Dog Wraps, who printed the awesome severe weather safety tips posters for display at the event. Bill Harris signed autographs and took selfies with the many fans who were visiting our booth. Thank you to both Sgt Scott Cavenah and Officer Scott Howard of the Lone Tree Police Department for recognizing us and inviting us to this great community awareness event.

  

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PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION'S DENVER BRONCOS CHRIS BREWER represented at the Calhan Summer Fest on behalf of the Eastern Plains Community Pantry where he greeted football fans, took selfies and signed autographs to help generate donations for the Pantry Charity Booth, July 14, 2023.

               All Photos c Blind Images 2023​

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Working on Golf Tournament prospects for 2023. Committee members needed. If you’re interested to volunteer for the committee organizing the golf tournament please contact Gary at 720-327-9207. Thank you.

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PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS

Honor Guard representing Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force display their colors at PPA's Celebrity Bartender Night for Military Family Relief, June 2008. Blind Images©2008

 

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VISIT OUR MILITARY SUPPORT PAGE FOR DETAILS.

 

YOUR LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED RENTAL STORE IN DURANGO, CO

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