Since opening in 1986 with a girls' basketball camp, Gold Crown Foundation has expanded exponentially. Read on to learn how it stacks up by the numbers.
2003—the year Gold Crown Field House opened
6 basketball courts at the field house
20,000 boys and girls in Denver are served by the camp's foundation annually
500,000 people visit Gold Crown Field House each year
4 types of athletic offerings and clinics are available: basketball, golf, lacrosse, and volleyball
24—the number Bill Hanzlik wore as a Denver Nuggets player before founding the camps' foundation
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: We supply all necessary equipment for players to participate
Pro Tip: Please wear athletic shoes and bring a water bottle. Buddies, parents, and guardians come prepared to participate
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Kids
When it comes to coaching, owners of Boom Sports Guy and Traci have all the credentials you'd expect. Tracy played 15 years of basketball at the competitive level, including Division 1 college ball, and Guy was all-state in soccer. But it's their academic backgrounds that give them the edge, especially since many of the players they coach are only 18 months old. The duo holds degrees in psychology and neuroscience, and Traci is a qualified early childhood development teacher. They draw on their dual passions to help little ones develop motor and social skills with sports-based games and stories.
For older kids ages 4–10, Traci and Guy focus on fundamentals of football, basketball, and soccer—a sport the rest of the world calls goal-ball. The focus in these classes is to build up not only athletic skill, but also the confidence needed to tryout for and play on a team. Throughout any given week of classes, the coaches work on five to six fun activities, each demanding an increasingly deft touch. This approach gets kids acclimated with such skills as ball control or shooting technique in a non-intimidating, non-competitive way.
The American Basketball Association has nearly 90 teams. But ever since their founding in 2010, the Colorado Kings have resided amongst the elite, leaving most of the league in their wake. During their inaugural season, the Kings made quite the impression: they went 24-1, and advanced to the ABA's Elite 8 round of the playoffs. Instead of celebrating that success by having all of its players dipped in gold, the team followed up with a record-setting effort in 2011, when it recorded an ABA-best 32 victories in a row. For as much success as the Kings have had on the court, they've also made an impact off of it. The organization's players give back to the community in a number of ways, including by running youth basketball camps and hosting charity golf tournaments.
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When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this club has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Bring the whole family to this club, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When you need something to do on your day off, visit The National Basketball Academy in Denver and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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At all seven locations dotting the Front Range, Colorado Athletic Club gives members the resources they need to make strides toward their personal fitness goals. Though each location features a slightly different array of amenities, members enjoy top-notch exercise options at each, such as laps in the indoor or outdoor pool at the Monaco location, hot yoga at the 40,000-square-foot Boulder location, or more than 75 group-fitness classes held at the downtown location. After a good sweat on the elliptical machine or a rousing racquetball match, members also enjoy use of well-appointed locker rooms complete with saunas, steam rooms, and Whirlpools.