Todd Helton golfs to benefit Volunteers of America

Emcee Murphy Huston (left) and Volunteers of America Representative Jim White (right) with retired Colorado Rockies Player Todd Helton at the recent Legend’s Golf Tournament Players party event benefiting Volunteers of America Colorado.


Nearly 100 fans gathered Wednesday night, August 5, to eat dinner with retired Colorado Rockies Player, Todd Helton. The Players Party dinner was an event to kick off for the Legend’s Golf Tournament benefiting Volunteers of America, a decades-long tradition in Denver.

Joined by his wife Christy, Helton spent time signing baseballs, taking photos, and meeting guests. After the steak dinner served at the Denver ChopHouse & Brewery, Emcee Murphy Huston, of KOSI 101, hosted a live auction. The auction included items signed by Helton, vacations, and other items, raising thousands of dollars for Volunteers of America Colorado.

The evening culminated in an intimate question and answer time with Helton who reflected on his career, experiences, and unique moments during his time in Major League Baseball.

Helton along with tournament players teed off the next morning, Thursday, August 5, at Sanctuary Golf Course.

The Players Party dinner was made possible thanks to sponsors, including CoBiz Insurance, Emcee Murphy Huston, and KOSI 101.

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Former Colorado Rockies player and baseball legend Todd Helton with his wife Christy (right) and the President and CEO of Volunteer of America Colorado, Dianna Kunz (left) at the recent Legend’s Golf Tournament Players Party event benefiting Volunteers of America Colorado.

Volunteers of America is a nationwide nonprofit that serves Colorado through over 50 distinct human service programs and reaches out to the most vulnerable populations, including homeless, frail and elderly, children, and veterans. Last year, Volunteers of America helped 160,560 people and utilized over 16,000 volunteers in Colorado.