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Our Top Charitable Picks for June 13-19

Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado. 

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The 1st Annual Casino Night Fundraiser for Homeless Veterans: The Shelter For Homeless Veterans (S4HV) is raising funds for its new shelter and programs that provide resources on housing, employment, mental health and more for homeless veterans. The $50 ticket includes two drink tickets, $200 in starter chips, hors d’oeuvres, entry into the silent auction, and a free giveaway drawing ticket. All guests must be 18 years of age or older, and parking is free. Monday, 6:30–10:30 p.m.; Church Ranch Event Center, 10200 Wadsworth Blvd., Westminster; $50

YLC & Blackshirt Brewing Co. Happy Hour: The JDRF Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is dedicated to raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and awareness to find a cure for Type I diabetes. Join them Wednesday night at Black Shirt Brewing Company. One dollar from every beverage purchased will be donated to JDRF from their Community Tap during the happy hour. Guests are also invited to network and donate throughout the evening. Wednesday, 6–8 p.m.; 3719 Walnut St.; free

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2016 Tee Off for Kids with Cancer: Saturday’s four-person scramble in Littleton is the Shining Stars Foundation’s 12th annual charity golf tournament, benefiting children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Check-in will feature a breakfast buffet before the 8 a.m. start, and ends with an awards barbecue. The $175 registration fee includes a Bloody Mary bar, raffle, live auction, barbecue lunch, golf bag, gift bag, and drinks. Stay late to attend the VIP reception if you haven’t had your fill of hors d’oeuvres. Saturday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Arrowhead Golf Club, 10850 Sundown Trail, Littleton; $175 for individual entry, $700 for foursomes, $100 for VIP reception

2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Rumble: Spend a weekend full of camping and motorbikes in Idaho Springs to fund Friends of Charlie’s Place, which supports the town’s “no-kill” animal shelter. Sponsors like Tommy Knocker Brewery, Colorado Sun ‘Shine distillery, Law Tigers motorcycle lawyers, and West Winds Bar have come together to make the rally possible. Ticket prices vary from bike show entry to VIP weekend passes. Specific ticket packages include camping. Friday, 3 p.m. to Sunday, 5 p.m., 101 Idaho Springs Rd., Idaho Springs; $20–$110

Cruiser Rocks: The annual 21-and-over bike party rides through the Washington Park neighborhood to benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation. The Denver-based nonprofit—born from fellow cancer survivors Mike Peters and James Chippendale—was created in 2007, the same year as the first Cruiser Rocks event. Since then, the bi-annual event has grown into a Wash Park mainstay. The bike parade rolls through the neighborhood, stopping at several locations to play games at local hotspots like Candlelight Tavern, The Pub on Pearl, and Ogden Street South Sports Bar & Grill. Riders are encouraged to dress up, and prizes are available for group costumes. Enter for a chance to win one of two cruiser bikes, courtesy of Velosoul cyclery, at the event. Saturday, 12–7 p.m.; 103 South Ogden St.; $25–$35

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