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Ritchie Center

Ritchie Center

Community Outreach

DU’s Division of Athletics and Recreation proudly supports local schools and their efforts to continually increase the quality of our local education.

Our involvement in school communities stems from our educational foundation and our desire to make a positive difference in the community we serve. Each year, we provide more than $3,000 in donations to local schools.

If you would like to request an auction item for your school, please submit your donation request form (PDF) to the appropriate Athletics and Recreation staff member. A completed request form must accompany all donation requests for consideration.

Send recreation program requests to:

Alie Koch
2201 E. Asbury Avenue Ave., Room 3614
Denver, CO 80208
Fax: 303-871-4950

Recreation donation requests are reviewed on the first Friday of each month.

Send Pioneer ticket requests to:

Nick Staehler
Ritchie Center Box Office
2201 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Fax: 303-871-3905

Requests must be submitted at least 60 days before an event. Awards will be based on need, nature of event, location of organization, audience and availability.

Organizations are eligible to receive one donation in a 12-month period. Additional requests may be considered but are not guaranteed.

Please note--We are unable to provide donations to the following organizations:

  • individuals or personal requests
  • political organizations
  • organizations outside a 20-mile radius of the University of Denver
  • athletic programs
  • youth sports teams and leagues