THE TRUE BLUE FOUNDATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mason Smith - Vice President and Director of Community Involvement
The True Blue Foundation is the non-profit arm of Northern Colorado Sports Officials- an organization committed to serving the Northern Colorado Community for over 10 years. The donations that are not raised during events like the golf tournament primarily come through donations from officials that give small portions of their game checks, such as 10% of their pay, $3 a game, or $40 a weekend.
True Blue was born in 2012 as a one-time event to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Foundation as a gesture of respect to a former NCSO umpire killed in Al Anbar, Iraq in 2007.
The event was such a success, that a group of NCSO baseball and softball officials decided to formalize the program.
True Blue's mission is to raise money for local non-profits that provide educational and preventative services to community youth, and who do so while offering reduced or free costs to those youth who cannot afford to pay. Particularly, True Blue supports those organizations who- through activity, support, mentorship, and empowerment, offer programs that allow our youth to overcome adversity and learn life skills that may otherwise be unattainable.
In 2020, True Blue is proud to support:
- The Greeley/Evans Youth League Free Baseball and Softball Program
- Veteran Support Programs and Organizations
- Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center SART PEERS Program
- The Children's Hospital
Funds to support these important agencies are generated through:
- Community Donations and Grants
- Fundraising Events (such as our annual golf tournament)
- Umpire/Referee Donation of game fees to project.
True Blue hopes to raise $30,000 in 2020 through these efforts, providing 100 percent of all funds raised directly to these organizations or our efforts to support them. The Board of Directors are all volunteers, and receive zero compensation for their efforts. True Blue Board Members:
Sean Grogan, President Sean@goncso.com
Mason Smith, Vice President and Director of Community Involvement email@example.com
Rob Montoya, Secretary/Treasurer https://twitter.com/TrueBlueFound
General Information - TrueBlue@goncso.com
On behalf of the board and the over 75 (and growing) contributing officials, thanks for your involvement with True Blue!
The True Blue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID#: 47-5406850
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Sean Grogan has been officiating since 1988. Since that time, he has officiated baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, and softball at levels ranging from youth leagues to NCAA (Div 2). In addition to officiating, Sean works for the Larimer County Division of Criminal Justice as the Coordinator of Field Training and Professional Development. Married to Melissa for 23 years, Sean loves spending time with his family, including children Connor (25) and Katy (20). When not at work or on the field, you can be pretty certain you’ll find Sean hacking away at an area golf course. Sean’s deep sense of community responsibility led him to found True Blue in 2013, supporting the Northern Colorado communities in which we all work, play, and live.
Rob Montoya - Treasurer/Media Mogul
Rob comes to us from New Mexico. He is a University of New Mexico alumnus and avid Lobo Athletics supporter. He came to Northern Colorado in 2005 and has been active in the community through youth sports and volunteer activities ever since. By day, Rob works for ADP, in pre-employment background screening. At ADP, Rob heads up their Habitat for Humanity efforts and assists with other community involvement projects with United Way of Larimer County. Rob’s love for social media and his lack of shame, makes him a perfect fit to head up the True Blue Foundation’s Twitter account @TrueBlueFound
Taking Care of Those Who Take of Us
Mason Smith was born and raised in Loveland, Colorado. He made the major migration to Colorado State University in 2009 and hasn’t left Fort Collins since. During the day he works as a Project Manager for All Phase Restoration repairing houses all over Colorado and Wyoming. Mason has officiated for 15 years ranging from collegiate baseball to JAA football. He is a firm believer that character developed on the field translates to the character of your life. Mason is a large supporter of CSU. When not working, officiating, or campaigning for True Blue he can be seen (hopefully not found) golfing, fishing, camping, and hunting.
Sean Grogan - President