Wristen will honor Mark DeRose and the United Way of Pueblo County Friday at the 10th Annual Colorado Coaches for Charity

Wristen will honor Mark DeRose and the United Way of Pueblo County Friday at the 10th Annual Colorado Coaches for Charity

Wristen Talks Pueblo United Way

Release Courtesy of the Fisher DeBerry Foundation

Denver (May 11, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Football Coach John Wristen will once again join the head football coaches from around the state in the name of charity. The 10th Annual Colorado Coaches for Charity will be held on Friday, May 12 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. More than 300 guests will be in attendance.

All of the head football coaches from the Colorado universities will share the stage with Coach Wristen: Mike Bobo (Colorado State), Troy Calhoun (Air Force Academy), Earnest Collins, Jr. (Northern Colorado) and Mike MacIntyre (Colorado). Each will bring their supporters to Denver to help raise money for their respective charities. Money is also raised during the evening to help sponsor single-parent children attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) summer camps.

Additionally, each coach honors his annual recipient of Jerry D. McMorris Community MVP Award. Coach Wristen's 2017 Award honoree is Mark DeRose.

The event is sponsored annually by the Fisher DeBerry Foundation, which is led by Hall of Fame and legendary former Air Force Falcons Head Football Coach Fisher DeBerry. The Foundation supports children of single-parent families.

"It's hard to believe that we're celebrating our tenth year already," said DeBerry. "But the money that the coaches have raised for charity speaks to their heart, and their level of commitment to the people of Colorado. We are blessed to have coaches here that use their platform to help others."

Proceeds raised from the event are split between the coaches' charities. Coach Wristen has once again chosen the Pueblo County United Way as his beneficiary.

Tables and individual tickets are still available, though the evening is nearly sold out. The more tickets and tables purchased by fans of each school, the more money that will go towards that particular coach's charity. For information, visit www.ColoradoCoachesforCharity.com, or contact Fisher DeBerry Foundation representative Burt Trembly at (702) 622-2275 or Burt@CoachingCharities.com.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.