On Saturday, the United Way joined forces with Denver's professional sports teams and TeamSmile to provide free, fun dental care at the Pepsi Center.
Dental professionals and volunteers donated their time to provide complimentary oral health assessments, dental services and instruction to about 300 underserved children in the Denver area. Without proper care, oral disease may unnecessarily impact a child's performance in school, speech development, nutrition, self-esteem and sleep.
Mascots, coaches, dancers, cheerleaders, and alumni from the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Mammoth, Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies all took part in the dental clinic. It's the first time all of Denver's 6 professional sports teams have partnered together on a community project.