USO Denver Offers Events in April

Friday, April 6th, 7pm-8:30pm for Military Families

“Unplugged” at the LDC on Buckley, AFB

When everyone is looking at different screens and sending messages rather than interacting with the people in the room, we think it’s time to unplug for a moment! Join us for a family fun night without screens and reconnect with those who matter most – family.

Each event will be a little different – but all will focus on allowing you to spend time together as a family. Throughout the series, we’ll have larger than life board games, a bingo night, make-and-take projects, and more, as well as snacks, prizes and fun away from technology for an evening. (Additional dates will open for registration 2-3 weeks prior to the event. We’ll send reminders about upcoming events too)

Please register here: https://usodenver.ticketleap.com/unplugged-buckley

Thursday, April 12th 7pm-8:30pm for a Deployed Families

Social at the LDC on Buckley, AFB

Deployments can be tough, but you’re not alone! Join USO Denver and other family members of deployed service members for a light-hearted break. We’ll have activities for all time-frames of the deployment, snacks, and an area for kids to play while parents socialize. Each of these events are designed to provide an opportunity to connect with others in the military community, share your experiences, reach out for resources if needed, and simply have a fun evening out.

Activities include: Letter writing station, care package decorating station and theme ideas, welcome home poster making station, social area, kids games, and more.

Please note these events are for military families currently experiencing a deployment or long-term separation from their service member. (Additional dates will open for registration 2-3 weeks prior to the event. We’ll send reminders about upcoming events too)

Please register here: https://usodenver.ticketleap.com/deployment-social-denver/

Monday, April 16th 4:30pm-8pm 

A Celebration for Military Children at the LDC on Buckley, AFB

April is the Month of the Military Child, so USO Denver would like to take the opportunity to recognize military kids for their service too. At this open-house style event, we’ve got some fun things planned – crafts, games, Disney and other give aways, a photo booth with fun props, snacks, and fun! (You don’t need to arrive precisely at 4:30 or stay until 8, come when you can, we’d say allow about 1-2 hours to see/do everything.)

Please note: all kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please register here: https://usodenver.ticketleap.com/denver-momc18/

You can also find USO Denver at:

–         Buckley’s Imagination Celebration at the Buckley Youth Center on Friday Afternoon, April 6th.

–         The 7th Annual Lincoln Tech Car Show on Saturday, April 7th 9am-2pm at Lincoln College of Technology located at 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80239

Car enthusiasts gather! Come check out the incredible on!

Free registration to enter your vehicle! Send your info to denvercarshow@lincolntech.com or check out registration on their website http://www.lincolntech.edu/campus/Denver-co/calendar.

They will have a kid zone, campus tours, and some of the most amazing vehicles in Colorado and surrounding states! They will also have some of the best local cuisine from Jim ‘N Nick’s – Colorado, Basic Kneads Pizza, The Wing Wagon Grill, The Mac Shack, Lucky Mary’s Baking and Sweets Company, The Road Runner and their very own Lion’s Club.

USO Denver will be collecting monetary and item donations to support our mission.

Last but certainly not least…

The USO Denver Fly Away Drawing

From now until May 1, 2018, anyone who makes a $10 or $20 donation (or increments greater than that) to USO Denver through the Crowdrise link below, could win 1 of 6 JetBlue round trip tickets. A $10 donation earns one drawing entry, and $20 earns 3 entries. The drawing will be on May 1, 2018 at 9am to kick off Military Appreciation Month, and winners will be notified by email.

Go to http://www.crowdrise.com/usodenverflyawaydrawing to donate.

Please make sure to review all rules, restrictions, and JetBlue locations prior to entering.

Please feel free to share this fundraiser with anyone who might be interested in supporting our mission (and/or possibly winning a chance to travel with JetBlue!)

Questions? Reach out to Gayle Megles at gmelges@uso.org.