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Coloradans' generosity breaks record on Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day raises more than $20 million

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Thousands of donations were made during the fourth annual Colorado Gives Day. The event is meant to encourage people to donate to their cause of choice.

This year, the day raised more than $20 million, compared to last year's $15.4 million.

Pro Football Camp in Colorado Springs was one of the participating groups. It received about $5,400. Each summer the camp has NFL players teach kids football techniques and character skills.

"They're teaching them ... off-the-field type of skills, like perseverance, like hard work, like dedication, like courage," Teddi Domann said.

The money it received will help give scholarships to underprivileged kids who want to attend the camp.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region was another participating southern Colorado  group. It received more than $5,000.

"The $5,000 will cover lots of different things in the shelter," Gretchen Pressley said. "It will even go towards the everyday care of the animals that we house here."

If you'd like to donate to a nonprofit in Colorado, you can visit Coloradogives.org.

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