DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, the Western Union Foundation presented the Denver Nuggets “Court of Dreams” experience, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play on the Nuggets game court at the Pepsi Center, to the boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Denver West High School in Denver.
The team was selected by the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Foundation and featured a diverse group of students from six area DPS schools who come together to compete under the Denver West name. In addition to their commitment to the sport, these students have also demonstrated hard work off the court to ensure that their schoolwork is completed to the best of their abilities.
“This is such a great group of young people, with high aspirations and the passion and persistence to achieve them,” said Elizabeth Roscoe, Executive Director of the Western Union Foundation. “We’re so excited to give them this amazing opportunity to let them know that their hard work is being recognized.”
The thirty-eight varsity basketball players from Denver West High School held a practice session and scrimmage on the Denver Nuggets Court coached by retired Nuggets player and coach Mark Randall, and retired NBA player Ervin Johnson. The high school players were also surprised with tickets to an upcoming Denver Nuggets game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 9, where they will be invited onto the court during halftime.
The “Court of Dreams” experience was in support with Western Union, who announced in 2017 that it would be the first corporate jersey sponsor of the Denver Nuggets, further establishing Western Union’s hometown commitment.
About the Western Union Foundation
The Western Union Foundation believes that education is one of the surest pathways to economic opportunity. Through collaborations with NGOs around the world, the Foundation has embarked on a five-year mission to connect 50,000 migrants, refugees, women and young people to the global economy through demand-driven skills training and workforce enablement programs by 2020. The Foundation also offers a global scholarship program that helps put a post-secondary education in reach for in-need students studying in the STEM fields and business. To date, more than $113 million has been given to fund projects affecting more than 800,000 people in 137 countries across the globe, including humanitarian relief for communities in crisis. The Western Union Foundation is a separate charitable corporation that is tax-exempt under §501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, and receives support from The Western Union Company, its employees, agents and business partners. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible for US income tax purposes. To learn more, visit www.westernunionfoundation.org or follow us on Twitter @TheWUFoundation.