Gold Crown Foundation
Teaching life skills that translate on and off the court.
Gold Crown Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit 501c3, offers youth sports and education programs to nearly 20,000 boys and girls annually throughout Colorado and the surrounding states. Founded in 1986 by former Denver Nugget player and coach, Bill Hanzlik, and his business partner Ray Baker, Gold Crown Foundation’s mission statement is “Educating Youth and Community Through Sports and Enrichment Programs.” Through our Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Educational and Miscellaneous Programs, we teach youth life skills and grant almost $100,000 in scholarships annually to Colorado kids, ages 6 – 18.
Since 2014 BuildStrong Education has sponsored Gold Crown boys and girls basketball teams at the Evie Dennis Campus in Green Valley Ranch. Each Sunday through the season, 16 Gold Crown games will be played on the two courts at Evie Dennis. This partnership had allowed Far Northeast players to play in their own community as well as travel to play other teams across the Front Range.