Taking Care of Those Who Take of Us
This is the 2018 SAVA Soiree. In picture Sean Grogan, Rob Montoya, Mason Smith
In 2007, former NCSO umpire and then Navy Corpsman Christopher Anderson, from Longmont, Colorado, was killed by enemy sniper fire while responding to the scene of an IED explosion in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Chris was a great kid and a great friend to all of us, but was particularly close to several umpires about his own age.
During the 2008 Triple Crown Memorial Day Tournament, these umpires started a campaign to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Foundation in Chris’ name. Chris gave his life aiding and providing medical care for wounded soldiers. What better way to honor his memory, they thought, than to give to that organization. They raised over fifteen hundred dollars in one weekend, and True Blue was born.
While it took several more years for True Blue to become the program it is today, it continues to be rooted in the idea that those who give their time, energy, and effort for the greater good need and deserve our support- through volunteerism and financial support.
And while True Blue has grown to primarily support local non-profits and the critical work they do in our community, we will never forget Chris. The first fifteen hundred dollars raised each year is given to Veteran Support Groups in Chris’ name. He was always our friend, was forever a hero, and now is our inspiration.
All participants involved with True Blue are not paid and receive no compensation for their work. All funds raised go directly to our charities and non-profit organizations. If you are interested in helping out, please contact us. We are always looking for more volunteers.
THE TRUE BLUE FOUNDATION
True Blue supports those organizations who- through activity, support, mentor ship, and empowerment, offer programs that allow our youth to overcome adversity and learn life skills that may otherwise be unattainable for them.
In 2020 True Blue Donated 20 Turkeys to Larimer County Food Bank along with another 20 turkeys for the Weld County Food Bank right before thanksgiving. All Phase Restoration donated that donation and we were able to donate 80 turkeys in one day!