Thu. Apr 25th, 2019

Public Memorial Planned For Irv Brown In Denver

“Admission to the event is free, but donations to Brown’s favorite charity, the Denver Dumb Friends League, will be accepted.”

With the overwhelming reaction and outpouring of support Irv Brown’s family received following his recent death, they have decided to host a public celebration of the legendary Denver broadcaster’s life.

A church service will precede the public event, but due to the limited seating, Brown’s family wanted to offer others the opportunity to join them in honoring Brown’s life.  On Saturday, February 16th at noon, the event will be held at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield.

“I don’t think there’s ever been anybody in Colorado who touched more lives than Irv Brown did in the world of sports,” said Irv’s longtime radio partner, Joe Williams, a statement that has been supported by the public response to Brown’s death.

With the 1st Bank Center’s seating capacity of 6,500, fans are encouraged to attend the event where concession stands will be open and a gameday-like atmosphere will be offered. 

Former NFL wide receiver and one of Brown’s early radio partners, Dave Logan will serve as the event’s emcee.  Other speakers will include ex-Major League Baseball players John Stearns and Jay Howell, along with Brown’s longtime co-host of the Irv and Joe Show, Joe Williams.

Admission to the event is free, but donations to Brown’s favorite charity, the Denver Dumb Friends League, will be accepted.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.