Update: CU Athletics Fire Relief Efforts
BOULDER – The University of Colorado Athletic Department will be collecting gift cards to be distributed to victims of the Marshall Fire at the four basketball games this week at the CU Events Center.
Gift cards will be accepted at all entrances at the games, and fans are asked to bring cards with the denomination visible on the card. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management has asked for gift cards to Front Range grocery stores, department stores, and local restaurants. They will be given to distribution centers that are identified by the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.
Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 5, $5 of every ticket sold to men's and women's basketball games the rest of the season will be donated to emergency relief efforts.
Fans wishing to make monetary donations may donate online to the Buffs Together Emergency Fund or Buffs4Life.
UPDATED: Please join us in welcoming Fowler Automotive to the CU Athletics family. To kick start the partnership, Fowler Automotive has committed to match every gift card donation made this weekend up to $10,000. This generous donation will benefit those in the our community impacted by the Marshall Fire.
The Buffs Pantry on campus is open to Marshall Fire families. Fans can bring the items listed here to the games this weekend as well.
The games this week where CU will be accepting gift card donations are:
Thursday, January 6
Men's Basketball vs. Washington State – 7 p.m.
Friday, January 7
Women's Basketball vs. USC – 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 9
Women's Basketball vs. UCLA – 11 a.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Washington – 3 p.m.