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Healing Warriors Program Gala

Join us for our 4th annual Hot Rods and Heroes Gala benefitting our non-narcotic care clinic for pain and PTS at the exciting Vehicle Vault Gallery, a Platinum sponsor, featuring a fabulous collection of rare and exotic vehicles from around the world!

We are so excited to announce that baseball Hall of Fame great, Mr. Richard "Goose" Gossage, will be our keynote speaker for the evening. Goose will be joined on stage by Mr. Wayne Haggin, the first voice of the Rockies. Mr. Bo Jaxon, Program Director for Mix 100, will also join us and keep the evening entertainment fun! Our VIP guests will have the opportunity to visit with Goose during the champagne reception. This will be a very special evening.

Hot Rods and Heroes Gala

Saturday, September 17, 2016
VIP Private Reception 4 PM, Gala Begins 5:00 PM, Cocktail Attire

Vehicle Vault
18301 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy
Parker, CO 80134

VIP guests will have a Private Champagne Reception  (please note, these tickets are limited). VIP guests will enjoy a private tour of the classic car gallery, champagne and receive a signature Healing Warriors Program golf shirt. 

The private VIP reception will be held from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  Afterwards, VIP guests will have special reserved seating at the Gala.  VIP tickets always sell out, so be sure to purchase your special tickets today.

The Hot Rods and Heroes gala will feature dinner, open bar, music, prize-winning games, drawings, live and silent auction.  This is a lively, fast-paced evening of action, fun and laughter.  Event proceeds directly provide clinic services for veterans and active duty service members of all generations, all branches of service.


VIP Tickets are $115 Single, $225 Couples and $875 for a Table of 8

Live and Silent Auction Prizes

Don't miss our amazing silent auction prizes! Below is just a sampling of the prizes available to you the night of the gala!

*Boulderado night’s stay with breakfast * 2 roundtrip SW tickets (valued at $800) * admissions to Disneyland * 1 night’s stay at the Armstrong Hotel with a $25 gift cert to Ace Gillet’s * The Man Cave auto car detailing * Oxotic 15 mile driving experience * Sword and Plough premium bags * Local Table Tours, and thank you to our generous sponsor, Republic, for hosting our open bar. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

For a full listing of sponsorship opportunities and package benefits, click here.


About Goose Gossage

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Goose played 21 seasons for nine different teams, spending his best years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres, before retiring in 1994. In the late 1970's and early 1980's, Goose Gossage was one of the earliest manifestations of the dominating closer, with wild facial hair and a gruff demeanor to go along with his blistering fastball.

During his career, Gossage pitched in 1,002 games and finished 681 of them and earned 310 saves. He made nine All-Star appearances and pitched in three World Series. He led the American League in saves in 1975 (26), 1978 (27) and 1980 (33). He holds the New York Yankees career record for ERA (2.14) and hits per nine innings (6.59). One difference between Gossage and more recent closers is that Gossage often pitched as many as three innings to finish a game, while modern closers typically pitch the ninth inning only.

Gossage lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Corna, and is active in the community promoting and sponsoring youth sports. His three sons Jeff, Keith and Todd also live in Colorado and enjoy hunting, fishing and golf with their dad. Corna is an avid hiker.

In 1995, the City of Colorado Springs dedicated the Rich "Goose" Gossage Youth Sports Complex, which features five fields for youth baseball and softball competition.

He has written an autobiography, released in 2000, entitled The Goose is Loose (Ballantine: New York).