Denver Broncos, cheerleaders, Craig community to come together for cancer drive
Each year, it just keeps going forward and getting bigger.
The fourth annual Victory Motors Cancer Drive starts this weekend, kicking off a week’s worth of events to promote the businesses fight against the disease and support Moffat County Cancer Society.
Saturday includes a full day of family fun at Loudy-Simpson Park as the morning begins with a pancake breakfast hosted by Moffat County High School athletes, followed by the return of the Color Run/Walk throughout the park.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress in white as they are guaranteed to be splashed with color by the end of the race.
Special guests are in store as a clinic by Denver Broncos cheerleaders takes place for ages 6 and older. Following that, gridiron enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the NFL Play 60 Challenge, complete with tips on offense and defense from football pros, including former Broncos Rick Upchurch, Ron Egloff, Le-Lo Lang, Greg Boyd and Dave Studdard, among other players scheduled to appear.
An autograph session with players and cheerleaders will follow.
During the day, Victory Motors will also host a ride and drive event, while a remote-control car derby will also take place.
The cost for kids for the color run, cheer clinic and Play 60 is $25 and also includes a wristband for additional events in the following week. Individual events are $15.
Sunday sees the action move to Yampa Valley Golf Course for the Rick Upchurch Drive 4 Life Cancer Golf Tournament, which is dedicated to late Craig resident and sports figure Steve Hafey.
Gift bags and prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and other features will be available.
Registration is $60 per person for the tourney, a best ball format with a shotgun start.
On Monday, the Cancer Drive will move to Thunder Rolls Bowling Center for a night of color pin bowling complete with door prizes. Admission is $10.
On Aug. 23, the event will include a wine and cheese gathering at Clarion Inn & Suites for an admission of $10.
The Cancer Drive will also be at the MCHS volleyball game Aug. 24 against Steamboat Springs and will host late-night relay laps for those affected by cancer Aug. 25 following the varsity football season opener against Rawlins, Wyoming.
The final day is Aug. 26, starting with a morning fishing derby at Little Rascals Pond at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, entry for which is included in the cost of a wristband. A horseshoe tournament at Thunder Rolls will also be available with an entry cost of $10.
The Cancer Drive concludes with a gala at Clarion Inn & Suites complete with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a casino night and a silent auction with memorabilia including the Broncos, Colorado Avalanche and country artists Garth Brooks and George Strait, among other items.
The cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the event starting at 7 p.m.
For more information on how to register in advance or provide sponsorship, call 970-824-4422 or visit victorymotorsofcraig.com.
Craig Parks and Recreation will host Movie in the Park Thursday, July 18 at Breeze Street Park with a showing of “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”