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Mile High MMAyhem 2016 – Thank You for Attending!

Thank you for attending Mile High MMAyhem on October 28th. We had 286 people join us and raised almost $200,000 for the Denver Urban Scholars.

We would like to extend a special thank you to:

  • Chuck McDaniel and Andy Plucker, Lockton Companies,  for being our Presenting Sponsor
  • Brent Handler, Inspirato,  for the amazing trips in our live auction
  • Dave Morton,  Andrisen Morton,  for the gift cards 
  • Gino Maurelli,  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck,  for sponsoring the after-party

BIG changes are in store for 2017.  The majority of our fights will still be MMA (including a Women’s Fight), with another kickboxing exhibition, but we are also bringing boxing back! 

In 2017, We will also have two true amateur fights. These will be guys just like us who will step in the ring and battle it out for three rounds in front of 300 contemporaries in tuxes. If you are interested, or know someone who may be – applications will be posted on the website early next year. 

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to the Mile High Five Foundation Board: Bryan Cannon,  Jay Coughlon, Ethan Furtek,  Pat Seese,  Ryan Sullivan and Lyle Wallace.

Thank you again for your support of the Mile High Five Foundation.

 Eric Holt

Mile High Five Foundation President

Mile High Five Foundation Raises Over $200,000.00!!!

The Mile High Five Foundation raised over $200,000.00 at their annual Mile High MMAyhem Event which took place Friday, October 30, 2015 at Infinity Park in Glendale. The money raised at the sold-ˇout event in October will be given to ACE Scholarships and Denver Urban Scholars, the beneficiaries for 2015.

“This is a great way to end a wonderful year,” said Norton Rainey, Executive Director of ACE Scholarships. “The Mile High Five Foundation and the sponsors of the Mile High MMAyhem event recognize the value of providing a quality education to every child in our community. Their efforts will allow us to support more children in the years to come.”

“Our partnership with ACE in 2015 enabled us to reach a new level of fundraising in our sixth year.We look forward to carrying this momentum into 2016.” said Lyle Wallace, Mile High Five Foundation Co-founder. “We are so grateful to the 2015 Mile High MMAyhem Presenting Sponsor, Lockton Companies for headlining the event,” Wallace added.

Other sponsors include FifthThird Bank, Integris Partners, Inspirato, Johnson Financial and Perkins Coie. Proceeds from the event benefit ACE Scholarships, a Colorado nonprofit that provides scholarships to children from low-ˇincome families in grades K-12.

The Mile High Five Foundation gift to ACE is in addition to a donation to Denver Urban Scholars, a Colorado nonprofit that provides at-ˇrisk youth from middle school through post-ˇsecondary education with a mentor and social worker to assist them in navigating their success.

For more information please visit www.milehighmmayhem.org
For more information on ACE Scholarships visit www.acescholarships.org
For more information on Denver Urban Scholars visit www.denverurbanscholars.org

2015 MMAyhem Table Sponsorships Available To Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday April 16, 2015 Media Contact: Ariel Galant (303) 222.5108 [email protected] Jonathan Tee (303) 407-0618 [email protected] THE MILE HIGH FIVE FOUNDATION’S 2015 MMAYHEM EVENT OPENS SPONSORSHIPS TO THE PUBLIC Proceeds to benefit at-risk children in metro Denver through the ACE Scholarships Program DENVER, CO – The Mile High Five Foundation’s 2015 Mile High MMAyhem event, benefitting ACE Scholarships, has amassed significant support from top Denver corporations and is on pace to shatter records set in prior years. Table sponsorships are now available through the foundation’s website www.milehighmmayhem.com. Mile High MMAyhem is a black-tie event featuring a steak dinner catered by Del Frisco’s, hand-rolled cigars, premium beverages and a card of MMA bouts. The beneficiary of the event is ACE Scholarships, a fifteen-year-old Colorado nonprofit that provides scholarships to children from low-income families in grades K-12. In 2014, the Mile High Five Foundation presented a check in the amount of $130,000.00 to ACE. “The donations ACE received through the MMAyhem event went directly into scholarships for lowincome children, giving our community’s neediest children access to the quality educational environment of their choice. On behalf of the members of the ACE board, and on behalf of the 1,755 children and their families supported by ACE, I wish to thank the tremendous leaders of the Mile High 5 and all those who participated in the MMAyhem event last year. We look forward to an even better MMAyhem event in 2015!” said Norton Rainey, President and CEO of ACE Scholarships. “The Mile High Five Foundation and the sponsors of the MMAyhem event recognize the value of providing a quality education to every child in our community. Their efforts will allow us to support more children in the years to come.” Corporate sponsorships are available. This event brings 200+ of the most elite business leaders in the city together for a night of fun benefiting a great cause. For more information please visit www.milehighmmayhem.com. For more information on ACE Scholarships visit www.acescholarships.org.

MMAyhem Check Presentation Release

*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Contact: Ariel Galant (720) 934-3290 [email protected] EVENT DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014 Mile High Five Foundation Donates $130,000 to ACE Scholarships DENVER, CO – The Mile High Five Foundation presented a check in the amount of $130,000 to the board of ACE Scholarships today. The money raised at the sold-out 2014 Mile High MMAyhem event in October will help low-income Colorado families send their children to the school of their choice. “This is a great way to end a wonderful year,” said Norton Rainey, Executive Director of ACE Scholarships. “The Mile High Five Foundation and the sponsors of the Mile High MMAyhem event recognize the value of providing a quality education to every child in our community. Their efforts will allow us to support more children in the years to come.” “Our partnership with ACE in 2014 enabled us to reach a new level of fundraising in our fifth year. We look forward to carrying this momentum into 2015.” said Lyle Wallace, Mile High Five Foundation Co-founder. “We are so grateful to the 2014 Mile High MMAyhem Presenting Sponsor, Axia Energy for headlining the event,” Wallace added. Other sponsors include Bank of the West, CBIZ MHM, LLC, Inspirato, Johnson Financial and Lockton Companies. All costs are covered by the sponsors and proceeds benefit ACE Scholarships, a Colorado nonprofit that provides scholarships to children from low-income families in grades K-12. The Mile High Five Foundation gift to ACE is in addition to a $16,500 donation presented to Von’s Vision on November 20, 2014. Founded by Denver Broncos’ star, Von Miller, Von’s Vision provides eyeglasses for families who are unable to afford them. For more information please visit www.milehighmmayhem.com. For more information on ACE Scholarships visit www.acescholarships.org