The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth
Will Celebrate 25 Years
Of Service To Colorado, the Nation and the World
Miami Dolphins Star Running Back who in 2004 led the NFL in rushing Heisman Trophy Winner
Texas Longhorns Hall of Fame
Holder of 20 NCAA Records
Actor and Writer
Star of Roots and Good Times
* Comments from Don Mares, Executive Director, City & County of Denver, Office of Behavioral Strategies, the future of mental health in Denver
* Shed G, Comedian, radio personality and advocate for quality mental health
Valet Parking Available
All levels include a table for 10
(for more information please call Marianne Franklin at 303-337-2515)
(no payment required to make a reservation now)
Silent Auction: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Lunch and Program: 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Corporate Chair: Don Elliman, Chancellor, The University of Colorado Denver
Master of Ceremonies: Sydney Justin
-Former defensive back for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts. Lead singer of the Motown Sound Miracles.
Keynote Speaker: Matt Lepsis
-Former University of Colorado Buffs tight end. Played with the Denver Broncos from 1997 – 2007.
Special Guest: Lisa McHale
-Director of Family Relations
-Sports Legacy Institute (concussion research)
-Wife of Tom McHale (deceased) Defensive End for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sponsorships available from $1,500 to $25,000
Corporate Tables $1,500
Patron Tables $1,000
Individual Tickets $100
Daniel Graham – former CU Buff and former Denver Bronco
Denver Broncos Alumni Charity
FounderLes Franklin,for sure, who had barely started to emerge from the darkness that enveloped him after the tragic loss of his teenage son Shaka when a second son, Jamon, took the same fateful path as his younger brother.
The Franklins, through their foundation, have devoted substantial efforts and resources to helping underserved metro Denver youth develop self-esteem, life skills, and the goal of pursuing higher education.