Mizzou Night at the Wild Animal Sanctuary

Join us for an educational, family-friendly evening at The Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg on June 1st, 2024.

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.

On the day of the event, don your favorite Mizzou or Tiger attire and a pair of good walking shoes to strolll along the 1.5-mile elevated walkways.  The walkways are accessible, so wheelchairs, scooters, strollers and wagons are welcome.  And don’t forget your binoculars for the best views of the animals.  be sure to arrive between 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM to pick up your tickets and check in.  The event will end around 8:00 PM.  the event will go on, rain or shine, so plan accordingly.


MAA Members:

Adults (13-69) – $20

Seniors (70+) – free

Non Members:

Adults – $40

Seniors – $10

Children 12& Under – $10

Please RSVP by 5/29/2024

Event contact:

Morgan Hackney



Eye of the Tiger Award Presentation to Nancy Thompson Tipton

     On April 18th, the Rocky Mountain Tigers presented our first Eye of the Tiger Award to Nancy Thompson Tipton, BJ ’44. She was joined by her son, daughter in law, and daughter. This is a new Mizzou Alumni Association award to honor an alumnus or alumna that exemplifies what it means to be #MizzouMade given the impact within the Mizzou and Rocky Mountain Tigers communities.
     At 102 years old, Nancy is one of the oldest living alumni and is a #TrueDaughter through and through. She is part of a #MizzouMade family including her late husband Jack, BJ ‘47, her father and mother (with three degrees), her stepfather, her brother and many other relatives, including her great uncle, Walter Williams, the founder of the Missouri School of Journalism.
     She is a diehard Mizzou Football fan and attended games for over 80 years, starting at the age of 10! As a child, she was a member of the Knot Hole Gang, a group of young Tiger fans under 16 years old that sat with the student section.
     After graduating from Mizzou in 1944, she moved to Washington D.C. to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II as a cryptographer. As a “code girl,” Nancy spent hours behind the scenes of wartime intelligence cracking secret codes that led to the United States’ victory. She has been featured in many publications and media events. She informed us last night that she will soon be interviewed and featured on Colorado Public Radio.
     She and her late husband formed the first Mizzou alumni chapter in Colorado back in the early 1950s. Nancy’s close family friend Don Faurot—the Mizzou football legend for which Faurot Field is named—was the chapter’s first speaker. At the time, the chapter had 25 to 30 members.
When we established our Rocky Mountain Tigers scholarship endowment in 2015, Nancy was one of our first donors, and she has continued to donate regularly to help provide scholarships to Colorado students attending Mizzou. With her help, we have raised over $150,000. We now have a scholarship named after her.
     This is just a brief summary of this incredible #MizzouMade woman. To learn even more, visit the Featured Donors page on our website. Just scroll down until you see Nancy. https://rockymountaintigers.org/featured-donors/

Meet the Dean – Trulaske College of Business

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for the upcoming Denver Trulaske College of Business Networking Reception! All alumni are invited, regardless of your degree.

Join us for an evening of connections, conversations and camaraderie as we bring together alumni, friends and professionals. This event provides a unique opportunity to reconnect with fellow graduates, forge new professional connections and gain insights into the latest trends in the business world. We invite you to come share your experiences, exchange ideas and expand your network within the Trulaske and Denver alumni community, whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional.

Cotton Bowl Watch Party – Tavern Littleton


Don’t miss the Tigers in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic! Wear your Black & Gold and join us for a Watch Party at Tavern Littleton to cheer on the Tigers.

Cotton Bowl Watch Party – Whiskey Bar


Don’t miss the Tigers in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic! Wear your Black & Gold and join us for a Watch Party at Whiskey Bar to cheer on the Tigers

Toy Drive and Basketball Watch Party: Mizzou vs kU


The The Border War between Mizzou and the dreaded jayhawks on the court began in 1907.  Join us for a basketball watch party at Tavern Littleton as the Tigers take on the jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse.  We will have a special kid friendly halftime activity.

We’re also teaming with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, CBS4, KBCO, and King Soopers to collect new and unwrapped toys and gifts for their annual Together4Colorado Toy Drive.  We invite you to join us by bringing a new and unwrapped gift to our kU Watch Party.  Help us put smiles on kids’ faces and ensure that hardworking families can give their kids a gift to open this holiday season.  Can’t make it to The Shack but still want to donate a gift?  Click HERE to find out where to drop off a gift and also suggestions on what to donate.

Join us to cheer on the Tigers against kU and bring a toy for a great cause.

Football Watch Party: #9 Ranked Mizzou vs Arkansas

Mizzou Tigers are #9 in CFP Rankings, Why Stop Now!

Put on your Black & Gold and join us at our south metro location, Tavern Littleton  for the Battle Line Rivalry as our #9 Tigers take on the Razorbacks!

Kickoff is at 2:00 PM MT.

Make sure to leave yourself extra time to find parking as this event is on the same day as Littleton’s holiday parade, so parking may be a bit more challenging.

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