World Record Attempt to Benefit Springs Rescue Mission
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox, along with Springs Rescue Mission, the Broadmoor and Golf Pro Greg, Inc. are pleased to announce a new partnership for the upcoming season that aims to fight homelessness in Colorado Springs through a program called “Drives4Lives”. Fans can learn more about this initiative on Sunday, April 7, when the Sky Sox will be announcing this partnership on the field prior to that day’s game.
“Drives4Lives” is a brand new partnership program with a mission to “change the game” for our at-risk neighbors. The program culminates in an attempt by golf pro Greg Stafford, of Golf Pro Greg Inc., to set a world record for the most amount of golf balls driven over 300 yards in one hour.
“I am thrilled to have partnered with The Broadmoor and the Sky Sox to bring forth “Drives4Lives” benefitting Springs Rescue Mission,” said Greg Stafford, Founder of Golf Pro Greg, Inc. “I am blessed to use my God-given golf talents in the “Drives4Lives” campaign to impact lives here in Colorado Springs.”
Stafford’s pursuit of this world record will take place on Friday, June 28, at the Broadmoor and will be observed by officials from Guinness World Records. Leading up to the attempt, Sky Sox fans and the Colorado Springs community can log onto www.drives4lives.com to make a pledge for each ball hit over 300 yards.
The donations from this campaign directly benefits Springs Rescue Mission and their efforts to fight homelessness and substance abuse by feeding, clothing and housing those in need in El Paso County.
“Springs Rescue Mission is honored and humbled to be the beneficiary of the 2013 “Drives4Lives” community campaign,” said SRM President & CEO Rev. Joe Vazquez. “The dynamic partnership between The Broadmoor, ‘Golf Pro Greg’ Stafford, the Sky Sox and the caring people of our community will have a powerful impact in helping our neighbors in need this summer.”
In order to help our neighbors and the one out of seven people, including children, in the county who live under the poverty line, Springs Rescue Mission will be providing a “Springs Rescue Mission Change the Game Collection Spot” during every Sky Sox home game which will be located at the main front gate. Fans who want to help change the game for our at-risk neighbors can bring non-perishable food, clothing, or personal items such as soap, toothbrushes and shampoo to the collection area.
The “Change the Game Collection Spot” is just one of the ways Springs Rescue Mission help support the needy. Some of the other services they provide are their Food Service Program, Addiction Recovery Program, Family Crisis Center, Family Mentor Alliance, Resource Advocate Program, Support Family Services, and their Box Lunches and Catering service. The local non-profit has their own on-site executive chef who helps prepare meals for over 100 people a day, which could not happen without the generous support of in-kind donations from the community.
“The passion and dedication with which Springs Rescue Mission provides services to those most in need in our community on a daily basis is at the very cornerstone of what makes Colorado Springs a great city for everyone,” said Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor. “The entire Sky Sox organization is proud to work with this great coalition of community partners and support such a tremendous effort to assist individuals and families in need.”
Fans who want to take a first hand look at the impact Springs Rescue Mission has on the community can take a tour of their campus which is located at 5 W. Las Vegas St., just east of I-25. For more information on how to donate or on how to get involved log on to www.drive4lives.com.