Sean Hakes, creator of CRCO and its many groups, invited me to come over to his house one evening several months back. We messed around with some Photoshop stuff, playing with a funny, crazy image of an obese guy eating a burger, drinking a beer, all the while watching a sports game in his man-cave. After playing around with the image, I quickly discovered its purpose; to be the banner image for the new Facebook group, “Dads of Castle Rock”.
Local Castle Rock resident and family man Robert Zearing was to become the new groups founder and key administrator. Castle Rock, Colorado already had a group known as “Moms of Castle Rock”, where men were not welcome, or should I say, “Not allowed”! Zearing’s group, “Dads of Castle Rock” would become the newest and latest social media man-cave for the local dads and brothers-in-arms; it was to be a place to say and vent as you please; for men only if you will.
Needless to say the group took on a character of its own. In spite of the original nature of the group, no one knew of the charitable involvements this dad’s group was destined to become. To have evolved into the size of outreach as a 501-C (3) Non-Profit Organization as it has, is phenomenal to say the least. Born was, DoCR Community Outreach! When Zearing and the original board members came to realize what doors were beginning to open, this was when they began to organize into a community outreach which has now grown beyond anyone’s imagination. TheDoCr Board is comprised of five members, with an official Non-Profit Board. As the organization would grow, an Executive Team was created that takes on different daily responsibilites of the group. Included are committees for Events, Merchants, Vetting, Financial, and the DoCR Group administrations.
Everyone loves to play the outdoor board game, Cornhole. In fact, the first DoCR Community Outreach sponsored event was a Cornhole tournament at Burly Brewing Company in Castle Rock. This would become an annual summer tournament event. DoCR Community Outreach supports local non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses in Castle Rock, Colorado. Currently, DoCR Community Outreach sponsors the ‘Adopt a Family’ Christmas event, helping six families last year and twenty families this year. Did you know they do a Christmas Tree pickup for the community? They picked up 100 trees last year! From the ‘Facing Homelessness – Denver’ Cornhole Tournament to the Camper Fundraiser for Douglas County Sheriff Detective Dan Brite to the current ‘Adopt a Family’ for Christmas, this non-profit’s involvement in our community support is beyond superb. Needless to say, DoCR Community Outreach is a non-profit worthy of support from the community!
You will see donation boxes at locations around town!
Article Written By: Gary Godfrey
Cover Photo By: Gary Godfrey Photography