DU’s Nina McGee wins first NCAA Individual Championship in gymnastics.
University of Denver gymnast Nina McGee has made history.
McGee became the Pioneers’ first NCAA Individual Champion in the gymnastics floor exercise with her 9.950 score at this month’s NCAA Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.
Five years ago, McGee’s future in gymnastics was uncertain. She had to make the difficult choice whether to give up gymnastics or have metal rods put into her legs to mitigate shin splints and stress fractures of the tibias in both legs. She decided to compete.
And at this year’s championship, she did just that. In addition to taking home the floor exercise title, McGee earned three All-American honors: first team in the all-around and floor exercise and second team on the bars.
Here are a few other outstanding achievements made by DU athletics so far this school year:
- Women’s Tennis: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
- Men’s Tennis: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
- Women’s Golf: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
- Men’s Hockey: Advanced to Frozen Four in NCAA Championship
- Ski Team: 2015-2016 NCAA Champions
As a DU alumnus, Scott Reiman has been a longtime member of the University community and supports the school’s athletic programs.
The 2016 Salute the Stars presented by the John Lynch Foundation.
The 18th Annual Salute the Stars celebration is going for the Gold – Olympic Gold.
Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Denver native Missy Franklin is the featured speaker at this year’s event on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sports Authority Field.
Presented by the John Lynch Foundation along with the Reiman Foundation and FourPoint Energy, the event recognizes student-athletes as well as some with special needs from around Colorado. Many of these students excel in academics, athletics and community involvement.
The event will also host over 1,000 students from Denver Public Schools and other school districts throughout the state to hear inspiring stories of young leaders in their communities.
Since its inception, the John Lynch Foundation has awarded over $825,000 in scholarships to 144 student-athletes including those with special needs.
To learn more about the event, visit the John Lynch Foundation.
Rocky Mountain PBS plans to move headquarters.
Rocky Mountain PBS is marking its 60th anniversary with a Denver Central Library exhibit sharing with visitors its past, while CEO Doug Price, looks to its future.
The public broadcaster is working towards a $30 million capital campaign to fund new headquarters at 21st and Arapahoe streets.
The project, with Rocky Mountain PBS at its core, will ignite development in a neighborhood on the verge of urban revival.
If funding goals are met, RMPBS’s plans include a major new complex containing offices, studios, a theater possibly to be run by the Denver Center for Performing Arts, a “Discovery and Exploration Center” or digital learning lab for inner-city kids as well as an educational campus for the University of Colorado media department.
RMPBS’s plan still requires city approval.
Scott Reiman, local investor, business leader and philanthropist, is proud to serve on the board of directors and support Rocky Mountain PBS.
The Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is sponsored by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado.
As we head into the new year, we look back at 2015 and several important events that will shape our state for years to come.
Topping the Denver Post’s list for the most important cultural moment in 2015 is the Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum.
The program offers all kids 18 years and younger free general admission to the museum. Made possible by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the program opens the door to the world of art for all Colorado kids and will be a driving force in the cultural education of our state’s youth for generations.
Find out more about the Free for Kids program and what other cultural moments made the list.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock visits with local students at the Denver Art Museum. The Scott Reiman Foundation sponsors the museum’s Free for Kids program.
Denver Art Museum Director and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled the museum’s Free for Kids program on March 25, 2015.
The program provides visitors ages 18 and younger free general admission. All kids from all backgrounds are given the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through the world of art.
Free for Kids is funded by a one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado and a five-year gift from longtime DAM board member and Reiman Foundation President, Scott Reiman.
Find out more about Free for Kids program in this 5280 Magazine article.