Drake Durkee at the Northern Colorado Leadership Prayer Breakfast on February 17th, 2018
With guest speaker Tim Tebow
The NOCOLPB 2018 THEME-SHAKEN: DISCOVERING YOUR TRUE IDENTITY IN THE MIDST OF LIFE’S STORMS
Congratulations to our essay winners!
Payton Kruse and Max Trujillo JOINED the foundation at the NOCOLPB Breakfast.
Drake Durkee Foundation private screening of "Wonder"
Friday, Nov. 17th
We were excited to provide a free premiere of the movie Wonder, based off the award-winning book. The movie showed to a fill theatre at the Colorado Mills Theater.
"Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out." - wonder.movie
THIRD ANNUAL POKER CLASSIC AND SILENT AUCTION
November 4th, 2017
We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our 2017 Poker Classic and Silent Auction! We will have more information about the event soon!
Second Annual Intentional day of kindness
June 10th, 2017
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2017 Intentional Day of Kindness!
Stickers were handed out to showcase acts of kindness, and stories were shared with the website of Intentional acts of kindness.
We look forward to the next Intentional Day of Kindness, where we hope even more acts are done.
Second Annual Drake Durkee Foundation Memorial Poker Classic and Silent Auction
November 5th, 2016
The Second Annual Drake Durkee Foundation Poker Classic and Silent Auction was held at The Vista at Applewood Golf Course on November 5th, 2016. The event saw an outstanding attendance from both players and not, with people of all ages having a good time. Many quality items were auctioned, including Superbowl Championship gear, autographs and fine art.
Act of Kindness Day
June 10th, 2016
FIRST ANNUAL POKER CLASSIC AND SILENT AUCTION
November 6th, 2015
The first annual Drake Durkee Memorial Poker Classic and Silent Auction was held on Friday, November 6, 2015. It was held at The Vista at Applewood Golf Course. Almost $9,000.00 was raised and has helped the foundation get up and running. We had almost 60 entrants for the poker tournament. Coming in third place was Gary Homyiak. Second place was Jason Putnik and First place was Robby Lohr.First and second place each received a championship poker bracelet as well some other great prizes which included a travel package to Mesquite, Nevada, a vodka gift basket, a Starbucks gift basket, Broncos game tickets and more.
We also had some outstanding items to bid on in the Silent Auction including: A Von Miller autographed helmet, a Demarcus Ware autographed jersey, a mini dirt bike, a smart balance board, Oakley sunglasses, elegant wine and wine glass gift baskets, Denver Bronco memorabilia baskets, Broncos game tickets and much more. In addition, there were great raffle prizes which included gift cards to local restaurants and businesses.
Great food and fun was had by all! This year’s event has already been booked for Saturday, November 5 (what would be Drake’s 13th birthday) at The Vista at Applewood Golf Course. Go to the upcoming events tab for more information.