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Reiman Foundation Honors Student Athletes at Star of the Month Celebration

reiman-foundation-john-lynch-student-athletesScott Reiman and The Reiman Foundation is an avid supporter of programs and initiatives that foster academic excellence and provide the resources to develop our future leaders. The John Lynch Foundation does just that.

Sponsored in part by the Reiman Foundation, the John Lynch Foundation hosted its Star of the Month Celebration at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium last month. The event honored some of Colorado’s outstanding student athletes for their success on and off the field.

John and Linda Lynch presented more than 60 awards for the Star of the Month; Rising Star of the Month; and Coach of the Month to students and coaches from across the state. Although awards are announced throughout the year from October to April, the winners, along with their families, were formally recognized at a ceremony in the United Club Level of the stadium.

The year-long program encourages positive recognition for the student athletes and coaches who are excelling beyond their chosen sport, the classroom and the community. Every month teachers and coaches can nominate students for the awards through the John Lynch Foundation. A volunteer selection committee reviews the nominations and determines the winners.

 

Colorado kids share museum visits

The Denver Art Museum has more than 50,000 students from over 530 Colorado schools walk through its doors each year. Thanks to  Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, the Free for Kids program allows all Colorado youth access to the world of art.

Reiman believes that all kids should have access to high-quality cultural experiences and educational opportunities like Free for Kids. The program welcomes children from all communities and aligns with the Foundation’s mission to support the dedication of many organizations, particularly those involved in the areas of the arts and children’s initiatives, education and health care.

Free for Kids unveiling
DENVER, CO – MARCH 25: The Denver Art Museum announced that it will offer free general admission to all youths 18 and under. (Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post )

By providing free general admission for all youth visitors, the program fosters imagination, creativity and learning for kids of all ages and of all backgrounds.

With the North Building under renovation, the museum is now open every day of the week including Mondays and with a large number of kids out on summer break, they will have the opportunity to visit and explore the various exhibitions like Past the Tangled Present which features the work of Denver artist Jaime Molina; Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer; Stampede: Animals in Art, and many more.

Check out the video from kindergartners and first graders from St. Peter and Paul School in Wheat Ridge who shared their thank you letters from a recent visit.

Helping pets find forever homes

The Dumb Friends League hosted its annual Furry Scurry dog walk on Saturday May 5, at Denver’s Washington Park to raise money for homeless pets in our community.

Furry Scurry
The Denver Dumb Friends League’s 24th Annual Furry Scurry was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Washington Park. Photo by the Dumb Friends League.

The event included a two-mile walk around Wash Park, followed by refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and more than 150 pet-related vendors and sponsors at the Flea-less Market.

Funds raised at this event through registration fees and individual donations provide medical care to sick and injured animals, behavior training that allows pets to be adopted more quickly, investigations of animal neglect and mistreatment and more.

As a longtime advocate for the humane treatment of animals, Scott Reiman served on the Denver Dumb Friends League board of directors for more than 10 years and continues to be actively involved with the organization. He has also supported a number of other important animal welfare programs and organizations, most notably the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

To learn more about the Furry Scurry and other ways to get involved, click here. 

Check out the video from that day below courtesy of the Denver Dumb Friends League.

BBBS Sports Buddies Shoot Hoops with the Denver Nuggets

What a better place to celebrate your Sports Buddies than courtside.

More than 55 matches of Bigs and Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado took part in a basketball skills event last month with two Denver Nuggets players in honor of National Mentoring Month.

Nuggets shooting guard Malik Beasley and point guard Jamal Murray joined Nuggets Community Ambassadors and officers from the Denver Police Department in a basketball clinic at Moorhead Recreation Center in Aurora, CO. The event, sponsored by Western Union, gave the BBBS Sports Buddies the opportunity to perfect their dribble, three-pointer skills, hang out with professional players and much more. It gave them the opportunity to feel like All-Stars.

Sports Buddies is one of the several mentoring programs offered by BBBS. Program activities are designed to strengthen mentoring relationships while instilling self-confidence, goal setting, collaboration, skill development and healthy lifestyles.

The Sports Buddies Mentoring Program provides mentoring for kids often facing adversity. It also provides an opportunity for kids from low-income families to experience participatory and spectator sports. Many of them do not always have the chance to join sports teams or participate in the wide variety of athletics available to them through Sports Buddies.

Scott Reiman spent several years acting as a mentor for kids through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. He agrees that positive relationships with adult mentors can prove to be one of the most fundamental elements of success later in life.

Video by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. 

Reiman Foundation supports Discovery World expansion

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A rendering of Discovery World’s planned expansion. Courtesy of BizTimes: Milwaukee Business News.

Construction has began on an $18 million expansion project at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee.

The science and technology center’s 20,000 square foot expansion project is funded entirely by private donations. The largest donation is from the Reiman Foundation’s founders Roy and Bobbi Reiman.

The expansion includes a new pavilion that will be used year-round for special events along with converting one of the museum’s two theaters into a new entrance and exhibit gallery. There will also be a new Technology Wing with two new permanent exhibits highlighting public health, medical research, health care careers and more.

This additional space will allow more visitors including students and local schools to explore more hands-on exhibits and experiences geared towards the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Discovery World is also home to the Reiman Aquarium where visitors explore underwater worlds and creatures from the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Support for non-profits like Discovery World is at the heart of the Reiman Foundation’s mission. The Foundation and its CEO Scott Reiman, continue to provide significant support to hundreds of non-profit, charitable and civic initiatives throughout Milwaukee, Denver and across the United States.