To inspire responsibility, self-worth, confidence and leadership within our community
Colorado Miners Contact Info
P.O. Box 7424 Denver, CO 80207
Colorado Miners Community Center giving underprivileged youth hope, meal
DENVER POST - Amid the fray of a Denver danger zone, inside a building once lathered with graffiti and gloom, hope is giving out high-fives. A building like this "saved my life," Randy Perkins said, and here in the Elyria area of north central Denver, Perkins provides a haven called the Colorado Miners Community Center. He took over the ravaged, empty building an autumn ago and now greets kids with high-fives, handshakes and hugs.
If Kids Want to Play, Colorado Miners Makes a Way
HUNGER FREE COLORADO - While the Colorado Miners youth program has been in operation since 2004, the Colorado Miners Community Center (CMCC) only opened its doors last August. The mission of Colorado Miners is “To inspire a sense of responsibility, self-worth, confidence and leadership within young athletes for themselves, their families and their communities.”
Miners cultivate community ties
DENVER POST - "We have community service where two or three times a year the entire program, not just our team," Cooper said, "everybody will go out on a weekend, sometimes to a senior center, and we'll just help people do yardwork, clean up their houses, take them to and from appointments, things like that. . . . If kids don't do that, they don't get to play."
Father and Son Connection Strong for Josh and Randy Perkins
As a fan, Randy Perkins is part supportive father, part basketball coach. As a parent, he's as supportive as they come.
"We talk every day," Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins says of his dad. "We're best friends, same personality, we look similar. He's my twin pretty much."
Sports Authority, The Good of Sport
Episode 4: Randy Perkins
Randy Perkins is the president and founder of the Colorado Miners -- a non-profit organization in Denver. Similar to a Boys & Girls Club, the facility provides a safe haven for 40-50 kids a day in the poorest community in the metropolitan area.