Denver Police Officers Foundation

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Annual Luncheon


The Denver Police Officers Foundation, along with Police Chief Paul Pazen, invite you to our annual luncheon to show support for our officers and thank them for their dedication to keeping our city safe.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30pm


Wellshire Event Center
3333 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222


Buy Single Ticket $150


To coordinate the sponsorship package only, please contact Detective JC Tyus, Retired at


Sponsorship Packages


Gold Level $5,000

All benefits listed in the Silver and Bronze Level plus…

  • A representative from your organization will be invited to speak at the luncheon


Silver Level $2,500

All benefits listed in the Bronze Level, plus…

  • You will receive a plaque at the luncheon, thanking your organization for its support
  • Your organization will receive one reserved table seating eight people


Bronze Level $1,500

  • Your sponsorship will be included in our press release and event programs
  • Your organization will receive significant exposure on signage at the event
  • You and your organization will be recognized by speakers from the podium
  • Your logo will be prominently placed on the Denver Police Officers Foundation’s website


All sponsorship packages are considered a donation to the Denver Police Officers Foundation, 501(c)(3), and as such are tax deductible.

Celena Hollis 10th Anniversary Memorial Event

When a fight broke out in Denver’s City Park during a jazz event on June 24, 2012, Officer Celena Hollis rushed to help, despite being off duty that day. Officer Hollis was shot and killed while attempting to end the altercation. 2022 marked the 10th anniversary of Officer Hollis’s passing. 


On June 25, 2022, the Denver Police Officers Foundation co-sponsored the Celena Hollis Youth Empowerment Program  – a free event designed to empower  young black girls through  financial and community leadership opportunities.

Thomas J. O’Byrne Health Fair

The Thomas J. O’Byrne Health Fair, jointly sponsored by the Denver Police Officers Foundation and the Denver Police Foundation, is an annual gathering to provide wellness education and support to Denver Police Department officers, retirees, and other public safety employees.


Founded by Chief of Police Gerald Whitman, the Health Fair was created in memoriam of Lt. Thomas O’Byrne, an officer who, in 2001, passed away at age 43 from a heart attack while vacationing with his family. His passing at such a young age shed light on the physical and emotional toll that public safety careers can have on the body.


The Denver Police Officers Foundation is proud to support the Thomas J. O’Byrne Health Fair by providing funding, blood tests, heart and brain scans, proper dietary and health information, and other services to detect hidden or previously unknown illnesses that may threaten officers’ lives. The Thomas J. O’Byrne Health Fair occurs annually in October at the PPA Event Center.

Officers Ball

The Denver Police Officers Foundation has sponsored the Officers Ball for Denver police officers and their spouses, as well as military veterans and members of other local law enforcement organizations. The Foundation solicits local sponsors to donate to the cost of the Ball, making it affordable for the officers and guests to attend this gala event. Past Honorary Chairs of the Officers Ball include Pat Bowlen (Denver Broncos), Sharon Magness, Christian Anschutz (Anschutz Family Foundation), and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. The purpose of the Officers Ball is to allow officers and their guests to relax and socialize once a year in a semi-formal event. The Officers Ball has been in existence for over 65 years.

Annual Bowling Event

In October 2016, the Denver Police Officers Foundation sponsored our first Bowling Fundraiser, which has since become an annual event at Monaco Lanes in Denver. This event is underwritten by The Carpet Exchange and Denver Police Foundation who have generously supported Denver officers and their families for many years.


During the event, Denver officers and their families have a chance to show off their bowling skills as well as raise money for the Foundation. Citizens who support the Denver Police Officers Foundation are invited to participate. 2020 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED


Help us in our continued mission of supporting Denver Police Officers and their families in times of critical need.