Gold Crown Foundation, Inc

A nonprofit organization

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Thank you for considering Gold Crown Foundation! Your support helps us serve our mission to educate youth and community through sports and enrichment programs.

Gold Crown is preparing kids for the game of life!


"Kids spend their time in a positive way here, and so they stay away from the negatives out there. Sports are a great way to build character in kids." - Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter

"It's been a pleasure to watch this corner and part of the community become a dynamic place for youth and the entire neighborhood. It's been a great partnership between Gold Crown, the school district, many private organizations and the City." - Former Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy

"Anytime a Foundation, a community and a City can come together to say, 'We believe in you. We believe you can be an athlete, you can be on computers, you can be an artist, but believe in yourself.' I think that's how we have benefited from the partnership - we help kids believe in themselves." Former Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson

"Being here gave me the opportunity to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, what I wanted to be. It taught me the steps of what I needed to do to get there." LaJay Diamond, Gold Crown Computer Clubhouse member

"We really enjoyed out time there, it was a lot of fun and we were able to walk away with learning and awareness of healthy and making healthy decisions. Thank you!" - Parent who attended the Healthy Kids Expo


Educating youth and community through sports and enrichment programs.

Background Statement

Founded in 1986 by former Denver Nuggets Player Bill Hanzlik, and Denver business leader, Ray Baker, Gold Crown Foundation (GCF) offers boys and girls basketball, volleyball, golf and enrichment programs to more than 15,000 youth annually. GCF offers camps, clinics, leagues and tournaments for 6 – 20 year olds in Colorado and surrounding states.

Since 1986, GCF has grown into one of the state’s largest youth sports providers with 16,000 participants, 1,600 volunteers and 40 program offerings throughout the year. GCF also assigns more than 15,000 basketball games throughout the year through its officiating program.

Gold Crown Enrichment (GCE) is a free, drop-in program that operates throughout the year at two locations; the Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Lakewood and the Gold Crown Clubhouse at Edgewater. GCE has seen more than 6,000 youth come through its doors since opening in 2004. Today, GCE has more than 500 active members and 20 mentors.

In 2019, GCF launched the Health Huddle, a program focused on the overall physical and mental health of youth in the community. With specific focus on mental health, healthy habits and sports performance, the Health Huddle expands GCF’s reach beyond the playing field with help for parents, coaches and patrons to address the “whole child” in mind, body and spirit.

Part of the Health Huddle program, the Healthy Kids Expo launched in 2022 and serves as the ultimate family-fun day. Around 800 youth and their families engage in interactive activities at the Gold Crown Field House, ranging from hockey, basketball, or football to mindfulness, stretching, yoga and nutrition. It’s free and open to the public and a great way to youth to learn that it’s fun and easy to live a healthy lifestyle.

GCF operates two sports complexes; Coca-Cola All-Star Park and the Gold Crown Field House.

The 56,000 square foot Field House sees approximately 500,000 people come through its doors each year and is booked more than 300 days. The facility consists of six full-sized basketball courts and/or eight full-sized volleyball courts.

Coca-Cola All-Star Park opened in 1998 in conjunction with the MLB ALL Star game. It is 90% to scale of Coors Field and is the current home field for Colorado Christian University’s baseball program. ASP also hosts CHSAA state baseball playoffs and other youth tournaments.

Additionally, Gold Crown offers free facility use to several community partners, including Special Olympics Colorado, National Sports Center for the Disabled, Jeffco Adaptive Athletics, Easter Seals, Colorado Wheelchair Basketball, Adam’s Camp, and more.

Over the years, GCF has evolved as a foundation with a focus on affordability and low-income support, offering almost $800,000 per year in scholarship opportunities. We are proud to “prepare kids for the game of life,” inside and outside of the classroom and on and off the court.

Organization Data


Organization name

Gold Crown Foundation, Inc

Year Established


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Youth Development

Organization Size

Large Organization


Field House 150 S. Harlan St.
Lakewood, CO 80226


Edgewater Clubhouse 2501 Chase St.
Edgewater, CO 80214


Coca-Cola All-Star Park 200 S. Harlan St.
Lakewood, CO 80226


Admin Office 1743 Wazee St. #300
Denver, CO 80202

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Denver County, CO, US

Douglas County, CO, US

Arapahoe County, CO, US

Boulder County, CO, US



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