Bulldogs Basketball in Colorado & Meet-the-Team Bash

25, 26 November 2022 | 27 November 2022 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

On Sunday, November 27th, starting at 1:00 pm, the Yale men’s basketball team will play CU. Yale has played in Boulder only once before. The Bulldogs will catch up with Jalen Gabbidon ’22, Yale’s two-time captain who is using his final year of eligibility to play for the Buffs as a graduate student. Current Bulldog captain Michael Feinberg says that “Jalen has been a prime example of what it means to be a leader.”

Yale won 19 games a year ago, captured the Ivy League Tournament title with a thrilling victory over Princeton and earned an NCAA Tournament bid for the third straight season. CU won 21 games last year and advanced to the postseason NIT. Thanks to Dave Belin ’92 for arranging a ticketing for Yalies and seating together. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Jalen lives with former Yale basketball player, Jason Abromaitis ’07, who has set up a special post-game buy-out gathering with the team and staff.

WHERE: Wild Pasture Burgers– a new counter-service restaurant about a half mile from the arena with amazing local meats and veggie options.

WHEN: 3:15 to 5 (the team will come join us to meet local alum as soon as showers and the post-game press conference are over)

WHO: local alum + the Coach Jones + the Yale team + Jalen Gabbidon

HOW MUCH: $10 cover plus what you order off the menu

WHAT: includes a fountain drink and covers the cost of buying out the restaurant.

WHAT ELSE: You don’t have to go to the game to attend.

SIGN UP AND PAY HERE to lock in your spot as we only have room for 50 people and there are 84 people who have bought tickets to the game!

The Yale women’s basketball team will be playing New Mexico State at DU on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th. Details of the games can be found HERE. Assistant coach Amber Raisner writes, “We are more than happy to say hello to any fans after the game that would like to meet us and the team.”


Yale-Harvard Game Watch 2022!

19 November 2022 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The annual tradition of watching the Yale/Harvard football game with our rivals is on again this year at Original Brooklyn’s in Denver, Saturday, November 19th. A  Bulldog win of the 138th game would secure at least a share of the Ivy League championship. No football knowledge required to root the team on to victory. No RSVP is required. It’s an easy way to meet up friends or make new ones.

Doors open at 10:00 am, and we have the second floor to ourselves along with a space for the kiddies. Order off the menu. Pick a square on the game board that has a winner based on the score each quarter. Wear your Yale garb so that we can wrest the cup from Harvard, who last year won the newly initiated alumni challenge.


The Sky Is for Everyone: Yale Professor Meg Urry

20 October 2022 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meg Urry, the Israel Munson Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Yale, will be the guest speaker at a special Colorado Yale Association event on Thursday, October 20. In her talk, Prof. Urry will explain how she became an astrophysicist at a time when there were very few women in the field. She and other notable women in astronomy recently described their diverse paths in a new book, The Sky Is for Everyone: Women Astronomers in Their Own Words (eds. David Weintraub, Virginia Trimble, Princeton University Press). She will also present highlights from her research on the most massive black holes, including images from the new James Webb Space Telescope.

Urry is the current president of the American Astronomical Society and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics. Before coming to Yale in 2001 she was a scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The first woman to receive tenure in the Physics Department, she chaired the department from 2007 to 2013. Her scientific research focuses on active galaxies that host supermassive black holes in their centers. She has published over 300 refereed research articles on supermassive black holes and galaxies, and has been recognized as a “Highly Cited Author” by Thomson Reuters.

The Redpath lecturer event and annual CYA meeting starts at 6:00 pm with light bites and beer & wine. The location is Evans School, 1115 Acoma St, Denver. Fee: $25. Pay with PayPal or by check sent the Colorado Yale Association, Box 911, Denver, Colorado, 80201. If paying by check, please RSVP Heather Kingsbury Hill:


CYA Hike: Mount Galbraith Loop via Nightbird Gulch Trail

24 September 2022 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dave Belin ’92 has organized a great late-season hike for Yalies and friends on Saturday September 24th of Mount Galbraith Loop via the Nightbird Gulch trail in Golden, considered a moderately challenging route. After you hit the high point (not the real summit) you start to descend along the south face of the mountain and are rewarded with wonderful views of Lookout Mountain, Golden, the Table Mountains, and if you look way to the west you can just make out Mount Evans popping up over the horizon. Gather at the Nightbird trailhead at 9:00 am for a 5-mile roundtrip trek through the foothills. Post-hike snacks and drinks at The Eddy. RSVP Dave: or 303-818-0955



Tivoli Brewery Tour & Happy Hour with Ari Opsahl ’12

13 September 2022 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, September 13th, 5:30 pm, join fellow Yalies for a tour of historic Tivoli Brewery on the Auraria campus, 900 Auraria Pkwy Suite 240, Denver. A happy hour with CEO Ari Opsahl ’12 begins around at 6:00, which includes one free drink and finger food.  Ari became CEO in 2021, after previously being with Anheuser-Busch and the tech start-up Plutoshift.

This 19th-century landmark that opened during the gold rush will be the location of a lively gathering of Yalies. Offering a great craft-beer experience, one doesn’t have to be a brew bro to attend. We hope to see long-time Coloradans as well as newcomers, which includes Ari himself! Good light-rail access. Please RSVP by emailing CYA president Heather Kingsbury Hill: