Courtland Sutton raises $47,000 at UCHealth’s Healthy Swings charity event –
On Tuesday, UCHealth and the Denver Broncos held their “Healthy Swings” charity event at Coors Field, and Courtland Sutton was the star of the day, raising more than $47,000 for the American Cancer Society.
“It’s huge to be able to do something like this, but I think it’s even more fun to be able to do it with my teammates and we can all come together and do something for something that’s bigger than us. , something that is way more meaningful than anything we can think of,” Sutton said at the event. “So being able to do it all together is huge.”
The “Healthy Swings” event is a fundraiser in which a collection of cancer survivors, media personalities and Denver Broncos players compete in a home derby, with dollar amounts awarded based on the distance the ball is hit.
“Coming together with our patients and athletic partners to have a good time and raise funds for this important cause demonstrates our dedication to helping people live healthy, extraordinary lives,” said Manny Rodriguez, Chief Marketing and experience at UCHealth. “Thanks to advanced research and treatments, many of the UCHealth patients who competed in today’s home run derby are living cancer-free lives and serving as a beacon of hope for those still battling this terrible disease. UCHealth is thrilled to support the American Cancer Society and its groundbreaking research, which is impacting the future of cancer treatment.
A total of $255,000 was raised for cancer research, with Sutton raising over 18% of that total. Despite being the best hitter in the event, Sutton played down his baseball abilities before his batting.
“I grew up playing baseball, but once college came it was all football, and I used to swing a bat once in a while, but it’s been a while, so hopefully I don’t mind not too much there,” Sutton said. , awarding Brandon McManus and Quinn Meinerz the favorites.