Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Business & Finance
  3. Industry

Denver Foundation, Seattle Foundation vie in 'First and Give" challenge

See also

As the Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks February 2, a different competition is being staged by nonprofits in their home cities. The Denver Foundation and the Seattle Foundation are calling it the “First & Give Charitable Championship.”

In Denver, the Denver Foundation is “united in orange to fight childhood hunger.” Donations will go to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Across the country, 15.9 million children under the age of 18 live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food, according to the United States Department of Agriculture and the nonprofit Feeding America.

The Food Bank of the Rockies estimates that 160,000 children in Colorado struggle with hunger. Nearly half of the food it distributes goes to children.

In Seattle, donations go to Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

A few of these children will be at Super Bowl 48, courtesy of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, a suite owner. The tickets were donated before the Seahawks even made the Playoffs, a release by the Seattle Foundation said.

Norman B. Rice, the president and CEO of the Seattle Foundation, was actually born and raised in Denver. He has been a Seahawks fan since the team launched in 1976, the release said. “This is a victory for both of our cities,” Rice said. He was sure the generosity of Seattle fans would prevail.

“We’re united in orange, and we’re united in big giving,” said David Miller, president and CEO of the Denver Foundation. “The Metro Denver community can turn our team spirit into generosity. It’s time to ride!”

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!