With decades of experience in the education and mining industries, Mindy Watson-Ward was a dynamic personality and inspiring communicator. Cancer took her from us too soon at the age of 54. We honor her memory by continuing support for two of her favorite community organizations—TRU Community Care hospice and Colorado Cowboys Youth Organization—while continually adding new endeavors that reflect her lifelong commitment to giving back.
Mindy served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Cowboys Youth Organization. Much more than a sports league, the Colorado Cowboys give back to the Denver community in many ways—supporting homeless programs, volunteering at shelters for victims of domestic abuse, and supplying backpacks and clothes to children who need them for back to school. Fully qualified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, it is a group that was close to Mindy’s heart.
This year the Colorado Cowboys have added cancer awareness to the causes they will support and will dedicate their football season in Mindy’s memory. All teams will wear uniforms marked with a pink cancer awareness ribbon and a “Ward Strong” slogan. Contributions to support the new uniforms can be made on the Colorado Cowboys website at www.colocowboysyouth.com.
We will continue to miss her terribly, of course. But thank you, Colorado Cowboys, for the living reminder of the vibrant life and profound love that was Mindy Watson-Ward.
TRU Community Care is a Colorado non-profit organization that provided loving hospice care for Mindy and her father and grief counseling to their families. Many of TRU’s services are provided at no cost as professionals and volunteers work to ensure that everyone in the communities it serves can live with advanced illness as comfortably, confidently, and fully as possible. For more information visit https://www.trucare.org/
Moving Foreward is an association that provides education, assistance, and motivation to people with disabilities and professionals who work with people with disabilities. Its mission is to empower persons with disabilities through the game of golf. We provide promotional and program development support services for their seminars, golf clinics, and speaking engagements. Visit their site at https://movingforeward.org/.