Denver West High School Basketball Teams recognized for commitment to their teams and studies
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.