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Media Preview of the Colorado Rockies’ 2020 season
January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm MSTFree
Join us ahead of Spring Training to learn about what to expect with the Colorado Rockies in the 2020 season. After a disappointing 2019 campaign, can the Rockies bounce back? Is the team’s pitching staff really as good as we thought? Will Nolan Arenado remain with the team? Join us at the historic Denver Press Club to learn from the writers, broadcasters and other journalists covering the team.
- Patrick Saunders, Rockies beat writer, The Denver Post
- Kyle Newman, Rockies and Broncos beat writer, The Denver Post
- Jerry Schemmel, Rockies broadcaster, KOA radio
- Thomas Harding, Rockies beat writer, MLB.com
- Manny Randhawa, writer and Statcast researcher for MLB.com, author of “The Blake Street Bombers”
- Samantha Bradfield, writer, Purple Row
- Drew Creasman, managing editor, DNVR Rockies
- Patrick Lyons, beat writer for DNVR Rockies
The panel will be moderated by Patrick Saunders. Tickets are free for Denver Press Club members and $8 for non-members. Become a member at the Denver Press Club to support the pursuit of ethical journalism, the First Amendment, the maintenance of our historic building and student journalism scholarships.
- 5:00-6:30 p.m. Social Hour/Guest Bartender with Jerry Schemmel to raise money for the Kyle Pease Foundation
- 6:30-8 p.m. 2020 Rockies season panel moderated by Patrick Saunders
KOA’s Jerry Schemmel will be behind the Press Club bar to raise money for the Kyle Pease Foundation, which works to create awareness and raise funds to promote success for people with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports. Schemmel will be riding solo across the country on a bike this year to raise money for the charity.
About the Denver Press Club
Founded in 1867, the historic Denver Press Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit and the oldest press club in the United States. Our mission is to build communities in support of the pursuit of ethical journalism, to fund student journalism scholarships and to maintain our historic building in downtown Denver, which was built in 1925 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. There, we provide a permanent gathering place for the city and state’s media members and those who support the First Amendment. For more than a quarter century, the Press Club has annually honored a journalist of national importance with the Damon Runyon Award, named after the legendary Colorado journalist and early Press Club member who eventually became a columnist in New York for Hearst Newspapers. A collection of Runyon’s stories were eventually turned into the famed Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. The event is the Club’s largest fundraiser and has honored journalists including Jimmy Breslin, Bob Woodward, Katie Couric and Marty Baron.