RMT Board Election Notice

The Rocky Mountain Tigers Board of Directors election for the 2023 fiscal year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) will be held 7:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 21, 2022 via Zoom in conjunction with our regular monthly meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend, and additional nomination may be made during the meeting.

If you are interested in participating in the Zoom or volunteering with our Board, please contact us via email at mizzourockymountaintigers@gmail.com, and we’ll get back to you with details.

The slate is:

  • President: Karen Hamilton
  • Secretary: Dean Flora
  • Treasurer: Amy Kessler
  • Scholarship Chair: Kelli Baggett
  • Endowment/Fundraising Co-Chairs: Rusty Martin, Amy Kessler
  • MAA Chair: Rich Gould
  • Diversity/Inclusion Chair: Susan Mays
  • Events Chair: Suzy Nelson
  • Membership Chair: Vacant
  • SEC Chair: Aaron Maddox
  • At Large Members: Aaron Maassen, Ellianna Brown, Mica Ward

Mizzou Night at the Wild Animal Sanctuary

In this Year of the Tiger, the Rocky Mountain Tigers are celebrating by learning more about Mizzou’s exotic and enhangered mascot. Join us at 5:00 PM MT Saturday, June 4, for an educational, family-friendly evening at the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg.

Tigers have been exploited and abused both in the wild and captivity. Wild tigers have been brought to the brink of extinction, with fewer than 4000 remaining worldwide. In fact, more tigers live in captivity in the US than exist in the wild globally. Tigers can be found everywhere from shopping malls and roadside zoos to people’s backyards, basements and garages.

Right here in Colorado, the Wild Animal Sanctuary specializes in rescuing, rehabilitating, and providing tigers and other captive wildlife with a forever home within large acreage natural habitats so they can roam freely with others of their own kind.


Ticket Pricing

                    • Adults (13-69) $20
                    • Child (3-12) Free
                    • Senior (70+)

About Our Event

The Rocky Mountain Tigers are subsidizing a limited number of tickets to the Sanctuary, which houses more than 100 tigers rescued from illegal and abusive situations – among them animals rescued from various characters from the Tiger King television series.

On the day of the event, don your favorite Mizzou shirt or hat and a  good pair of walking shoes to stroll along the 1.5 mile elected walkway. The walkways are accessible, so wheelchairs, scooters, strollers and wagons are welcome. And don’t forget your binoculars for the best view of the animals. Be sure to arrive between 4:30 and 5:00 PM to pick up your tickets. The event will go on, rain or shine, so plan accordingly.


About the Sanctuary

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the largest and oldest nonprofit carnivore sanctuary in the world, with over 600 rescued animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, bears, and other large carnivores. Established in 1980, the Sanctuary operates two locations in Colorado and one facility in Texas, with more than 10,000 total acres for abused, abandoned and confiscated carnivore.

The Sanctuary’s two-part mission is:

          • To prevent and alleviate cruelty to animals which are abandoned or were subject to deprivation or neglect, by providing are and boarding
          • To rescue and provide life-long homes for large, exotic and endangered captive wild animals and to educate the public about the causes of and solutions to the world’s captive wildlife crisis.

Rockies vs Cardinals

Who’s ready for baseball season?

The Cardinals come to Denver in August and we are having Mizzou Night at Coors Field.  Put on your Black & Gold, Cardinals Red, or Rockies Purple and join us for a night at the ballpark.

Tickets are available now, just click the button below.

A portion of the ticket prices will be donated to our Rocky Mountain Tigers Scholarship Endowment — so keep you eyes out!

Rockies vs Royals

Who’s ready for baseball season?

The Royals come to Denver this season and we are having Mizzou Day at Coors Field.  Put on your Black & Gold, Royals Blue, or Rockies Purple and join us for a Sunday afternoon game.

Tickets are available now, just click the button below.

A portion of the ticket prices will be donated to our Rocky Mountain Tigers Scholarship Endowment — so keep you eyes out!

Mizzou Giving Day

Join us for Mizzou Giving Day!

Last year on Mizzou Giving Day, the Rocky Mountain Tigers raised $7590.39 for our scholarship program. With the generous support from Mizzou alumni and friends, we awarded $13,000 in student scholarships last year to support student from Colorado heading to Mizzou, and we will award $15,000 this year! On Mizzou Giving Day, starting at 11:00 AM MT on March 9, donate to the Rocky Mountain Tigers scholarship program.

Every dollar makes a difference and you can meet our scholars HERE.

We’ll be sharing scholars’ storing during Mizzou Giving Dat on our social media, so stay tuned.

MizzouMade Talk with Nancy Thompson Tipton

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us at 7:00 PM MT on Tuesday, March 22 for a conversation with World War II code breaker Nancy Thompson Tipton, BJ ’44.

Immediately after graduating from Mizzou in 1944, Nancy moved to Washington D.C. to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II. As a “code girl”, Nancy spent hours behind the scenes of wartime intelligence cracking secret codes. The codes Nancy and her fellow cryptanalysts deciphered helped lead the U.S. to victory, but they were sworn to secrecy. Only recently could these code breakers break their silence.

Nancy and her husband formed the first Mizzou alumni chapter in Colorado back in the early 1950s. At the time, the chapter had less than 30 members. Today, nearly 6000 Mizzou alumni live in Colorado. When the chapter established our scholarship endowment in 2015, Nancy was among the first donors, and she has continue to donate regularly to help provide scholarships to Colorado students. This year, we’re awarding one of those students our very first Nancy Thompson Tipton Scholarship.

The Rocky Mountain Tigers are proud to host this hour-long virtual Women’s History Month celebration where Nancy will share her story with Jennifer Meckles, BJ ’11, KUSA-TV/9News anchor/reporter.  We’ll also hear from executive committee members from the Griffiths Leadership Society for Women, a nationwide network of undergraduates and alumnae leaders connected by their ties to Mizzou.

This is a free event, with a suggested donation of $10 to the RMT Scholarship Endowment.

All Mizzou Alumni Association members who register for this webinar will be entered into a drawing for a copy of Liza Mundy’s Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II and Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion — along with a Mizzou bookmark and our exclusive Skiing Truman tickets.  Not a member? Join by using the link in your confirmation email.

Thank You To Founders Day Supporters

Thank you everyone for your support during our 2022 Founders Day Celebration Silent Auction.  With your support, we were able to raise over $3,500 for our scholarship program.

Weren’t able to participate in the silent auction?  That’s OK since Mizzou Giving Day is just around the corner on March  9 and 10th.  Rocky Mountain Tigers will have a special page for donations to help us reach this year’s goal of $125,000 in our scholarship endowment.

Thank you again, Rocky Mountain Tigers! MIZ!

Founders Day Auction

Celebrate Mizzou’s past with a bid toward the future.

The University of Missouri was founded February 11, 1839, and we celebrate each February.

The Rocky Mountain Tigers are marking Founders Day 2022 with a week-long auction to raise money for our Scholarship Endowment.  Proceeds from the auction will go toward scholarships to help send Colorado students to Mizzou.

From Mizzou and local spots merchandise and signed memorabilia, to outings to local venues and a weekend in Breckenridge, there’s something for everyone up for bid.  Watch our social media channels for a preview of items in the days leading up to the auction.

Use the button below to bid on the amazing items this year and help us with our scholarship program.  Online bidding will be open 12:00 noon Friday, February 11 through 12:00 noon Friday, February 18.

Notes:

  • Each items has a minimum opening bid.
  • All items will be available for local pick-up or delivery beginning 24 hours after the auction closes.
  • Bidders outside Metro Denver will be responsible for all packaging, shipping and insurance costs.
  • Experience may be subject to blackout dates and other restrictions.

RMT Bingo Night

We are hosting our 2nd Virtual Bingo Night on Tuesday, December 21st, at 6:30 PM.  This event is open to all Mizzou alumni, fans and friends.

Register by sending an email to Suzy at suzydnelson@gmail.com, by Monday, December 20th.  The Zoom link and bingo cards will be emailed to you after registering.

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