The challenge is dedicated to Kyle E. Fisher who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Brian and Kelli Fisher felt very fortunate that they were able to provide all of the early intervention services that their son needed to achieve his greatest potential. They were also very concerned about many children born with disabilities who did not have these same opportunity. Ability Connection Colorado honors Kyle’s legacy with the Kyle E. Fisher Early Childhood Education Center. With this center in mind, the Fisher family established the Kyle E. Fisher Memorial Fund when Kyle passed away. Funds raised through the billiards challenge provide critical and comprehensive early education for at-risk children age birth to five. As a result, last year 621 infants, toddlers and preschool children became physically and emotionally healthier, and school ready.
GOODNESS… GRACIOUS… GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!
The tournament is emceed by Jim Benemann (CBS4 News) and is hosted by the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, Denver Firefighters Local 858 and Wynkoop Brewing Company. The Billiards Challenge is all about the goodness in people, who want to make a critical difference in the lives of at-risk children and their families.
Amateur players and celebrities team up at Wynkoop Brewing Company for an afternoon of friendly competition at the pool tables.
Sports Celebrities ♦ Denver Broncos Cheerleaders ♦ Fabulous Food ♦ Silent Auction ♦ Games & Prizes
Ways to get involved…
- Become a Corporate Sponsor (click here for a .pdf version of the 2018 Billiards Sponsorship Packet). By sponsoring the event, you are guaranteeing your company’s name is in play at the hottest tables in town! It’s a win-win for everyone! Your company’s participation supports children in need and is a great opportunity to meet new friends, clients and future customers, while generating winning exposure for your company among industry peers. Note: Eighty-nine cents of every dollar goes directly into the Kyle E. Fisher Memorial Fund and Creative Options for Early Childhood Education.
- Create your own two (2) person team ($450 per team).
- Fund a Fire Fighter (or two!) to play ($225 per Fire Fighter).
- Donate a product or service to the silent auction. Call Terri Armstrong at (303) 691-9339
When you give to the 24th Annual Great Balls of Fire 9-Ball Challenge, you can take advantage of tax credit programs that enable you to give more, receive something in return and possibly multiply your gift in the process!
When you or your business contributes funds to promote and develop child care activities, you can get a 50% Colorado Tax Credit, in addition to your regular state and federal contribution deductions. Please consult with your tax advisor for more information.
Click here to read more about the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (PDF).
As with all charitable contributions, please consult your tax specialist or accountant.