• Military Appreciation Day
• HOT ROX Ticket Deal
• Hispanic Adult Leadership Award
• Special Brews
• Player Spotlight
• Community Spotlight
July 18 - ROXIVUS at Coors Field, beginning with a Rockies workout for charity July 20 - Baseball equipment drive at Coors Field July 23-24 - Colorado Rockies Youth Baseball Camp at Coors Field July 27 - Rockies Rookies Carnival at Coors Field
Military Appreciation Day and Visit the Buckley Air Force Base Visit
June 8 was Military Appreciation Day at Coors Field. The Rockies strive to honor veterans and active servicemen and women every Sunday at Coors Field, but a designated day to honor local military personnel is also important.
On Military Appreciation Day, the Rockies honored thousands of uniformed personnel from all branches of the military, including Navy veteran Paul Murphy, Colorado's only surviving crew member of the USS Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo on June 30, 1945. All totaled, over 2,900 active and veteran servicemen and women received tickets to watch the Rockies take on the Padres, a day that also included a presentation by Denver's Army Recruiting Battalion Color Guard, Air Force enlistment and commissioning ceremonies, special national anthem and "God Bless America" performances and more. And for their onfield show of support, the Rockies players and coaches wore camouflage hats, the same caps worn across the league on Memorial Day when the Rockies played in Houston.
On Flag Day on June 14, a group of Rockies players made the trip to Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo., to visit more of the men and women who defend the United States' stars and stripes. Nolan Arenado, Matt Belisle, Rex Brothers and Todd Helton met with military families, signed autographs and thanked everyone for their service and commitment to our country.
WHAT'S A ROXIVUS?
As part of the continuing celebration of the Rockies' 20th Anniversary, the club will lead off the second half of the season with a three-day event dedicated to the fans, dubbed ROXIVUS.
ROXIVUS will make its debut this July 18-20, featuring over 15 former Rockies players returning to Denver to celebrate 20 years or Rockies Baseball. So far, players committed to returning for ROXIVUS include Andres Galarraga, Brian Fuentes, Jason Jennings, Mike Lansing, Pedro Astacio, Terry Shumpert, Shawn Chacon, John Vander Wal and more.
ROXIVUS begins on Thursday, July 18, when the current Rockies will have an open workout for charity from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with tons of activities for kids and adults throughout the Main Concourse, plus half-price food and beverages. Season Ticket Holders will get early admission at 3 p.m. for a jumpstart on autographs from past players, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday surrounding the Rockies vs. Cubs series, there are even more events featuring the former players visiting for the weekend, and Saturday's ROXIVUS even will cap it all off with a big street party prior to the game. Starting at 3 p.m., Day Three of ROXIVUS will feature live music, carnival food and games for all ages and much more.
The first ROXIVUS is sure to be a great celebration, so get tickets now to be part of the celebration! Visit Rockies.com/ROXIVUS for more information.
Every Wednesday morning, be on the lookout for the weekly HOT ROX ticket deal, an impossible-to-beat ticket special available only online. But to take advantage of the HOT ROX Deal, fans have to act fast because it's a time-sensitive offer that has been selling out within hours of being posted!
So make sure to pay particular attention to your email inbox on Wednesdays and follow the Rockies on social media for each week's HOT ROX Deal.
NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
Hispanic Adult Leadership Award
The Rockies are now accepting nominations for the 11th Annual Colorado Rockies Adult Leadership Award in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month in September.
The Adult Leadership Award is an opportunity to honor outstanding leaders who show strong commitment to the Hispanic community through community involvement, volunteer work, promotion of family values and personal achievements.
Nominees need not be Hispanic to be nominated but must be Colorado residents who are actively involved in the Hispanic community outside of their job responsibilities. Visit Rockies.com/hispanic for more information.
Make sure the trip down to 22nd & Blake to taste limited release and experimental beers from the Blue Moon brewers in the newly redesigned Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field.
The Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field is now open on non-gamedays, Tuesday-Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., subject to Rockies home games, so bookmark Rockies.com/bluemoon to stay in the know with upcoming events like Tuesday watch parties. Make plans to swing by today!
Prognosticators have long anticipated the Major League debut of Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. After all, in 2011 Arenado led all of the Minor Leagues with 122 RBI and was named Most Valuable Player of the Arizona Fall League, long regarded as a breeding ground for top prospects on the cusp of the big leagues.
Three months into his rookie season, Arenado is proving the prospect gurus right, performing well both at the plate and in the field. After his first 58 Major League games, Arenado was hitting .267 with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 23 RBI. And Arenado also knocked his first career grand slam on May 4, against the Tampa Bay Rays at Coors Field off Rays ace David Price.
The Rockies' 2009 second-round draft pick out of El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif., Arenado has received nationwide attention because of his glove, flashing some serious leather on the hot corner. As of June 24, Arenado's 10.0 Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), an advanced statistic that measures fielding ability with respect to range and compared to an "average" player's ability, is second among Major League third basemen-trailing only fellow phenom Manny Machado (14.4) of the Baltimore Orioles.
Laura Morales is an important behind-the-scenes member of several important Denver organizations. Morales works as an Hispanic marketing representative for First Band in Wheat Ridge, Colo., and she is an integral member of Centro San Juan Diego's Las Madrinas Brunch planning committee, lending a hand in the planning of Centro's banner fundraising event.
Morales is also deeply passionate about her work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, working to ensure that local children with cancer and serious illnesses do not get turned away due to their family's financial situation. She has been involved with St. Jude's for over three years, helping raise money and awareness for silent auctions and other fundraisers.
Along with her work in key planning and support roles with Centro San Juan Diego and St. Jude Research Hospital, Morales is also on the board of directors for the Latina Safehouse, an organization that provides support and resources for women who are victims of domestic violence.