Daycare denver: Denver Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
Denver Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
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Finding A Provider
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Denver Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance for childcare benefits. Denver CCAP is open to eligible, low-income families with children from birth to age 13.
If you are currently receiving TANF benefits, please reach out to your Colorado Works Case Manager. Clients receiving TANF benefits are not eligible for Low Income CCAP.
Apply for Child Care Assistance
Before You Start: To apply for the Denver Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), you must live in Denver County AND have an Eligible Activity. This means you are employed, seeking a job, or pursuing your education. Please review the Eligible Activities tab below:
You must meet one of the following “Eligible Activities” to apply for Denver CCAP. Please review these carefully, and prepare any needed paperwork:
Employment / Self-Employment
- If you are employed, please include 30 days of paystubs with your application.
- If you have been at your job for less than 60 days and do not have 30 days of paystubs, please have your employer complete the Verification of Employment form.
- A Work Schedule is only needed if you are requesting childcare outside of traditional hours (Monday-Friday, 6am-6:30pm). This can be two weeks of posted work schedules, or a letter from your employer verifying your work schedule.
- If you are self-employed, please submit a ledger (a spreadsheet or digital record) covering one month of income and expenses. This should cover the month before your application submission. Include invoices and receipts.
- Declared Work Schedule: your schedule for the hours that you are in your self-employment activity.
Education / Training
- If you are attending school or training, please include verification of current school enrollment.
- A schedule is only needed if you are requesting childcare outside of traditional hours (Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.). The schedule should include the dates and times of your classes.
- If you are seeking childcare to search for a job, indicate this in Section 2 and / or Section 3 of your application.
Step 1: Review the income guidelines below:
The 2022/2023 Denver CCAP income requirements (effective Oct. 1, 2022) are as follows:
Gross income at application/ redetermination
Step 2: Download the application in English(PDF, 8MB) or in Spanish(PDF, 5MB). Review the cover letter and checklist (at the beginning of the applications).
Step 3: Complete the application. Gather all necessary documents. If your application is incomplete or missing required documents, it will result in processing delays and / or a denial of childcare benefits.
Step 4: Submit your application and documents. Choose one of the following options:
- Email your application and documents to [email protected]
- Mail your application and documents to:
Denver Human Services
Attn: Denver CCAP
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
- Drop it in a document drop box at one of our Denver Human Services locations.
Once we receive your application, it will take up to 15 days to process your application.
Denver County cannot approve CCAP applications for people who live in other counties. Failure to apply in the correct county will result in delays in processing your applications.
If you apply through Colorado PEAK, you will still need to provide the documents listed in the application checklist. Please review the checklist carefully, and submit those documents to us by emailing [email protected].
Finding A Provider
The Colorado Shines Child Care Referrals team at Mile High United Way can help you find a provider that accepts Denver CCAP, meets your needs, and has openings. To contact them, call 2-1-1 or email [email protected].
There are several child care providers that accept Denver CCAP. View our map of child care providers that currently accept Denver CCAP.
Preschool and Other Programs
There are a few organizations that can help you locate and pay for preschool for your child:
- Check out the Denver Preschool Program, which helps families with 4-year-olds locate and pay for preschool.
- Denver Great Kids Head Start helps families with children between ages 3 and 5 locate and pay for similar services.
You can submit any verifications to us directly by emailing [email protected].
If you need to submit a change form:
- Download the Denver CCAP Change Form(PDF, 149KB).
- Email the completed form to us:
Hardship Requests and Redetermination Forms
CCAP Hardship Request Form
If you’d like to request reduced child care assistance fees:
- Download and fill out the CCAP Hardship Request Form(PDF, 146KB).
- Then, submit it to your child care assistance caseworker by emailing [email protected].
CCAP Redetermination Form
If you need to submit a CCAP redetermination form:
- Download it in English(PDF, 7MB) or in Spanish(PDF, 7MB).
- Then, submit it to us by emailing denverccap@denvergov. org.
CCAP Processing Timeline
Please plan ahead. It takes 15 days (from the received date) to process applications and redeterminations. It takes 10 days (from the received date) for changes and verifications. TANF referrals from your case manager will take 5 days (from the received date).
You will be notified via email and/or phone when your information has been processed and a determination is made.
Attendance Tracking System (ATS) – Tips and Common Questions
Attendance Tracking System (ATS) Tips
Here are some quick tips for using the Attendance Tracking System (ATS):
- Check-in and check-out every day your child receives care.
- Confirm your check-in and check-out times every time you pick up your child. You can do this by accessing the Confirmations screen from the parent kiosk.
- iPad users: make sure you only click on the exclamation point (!), not the time. If you click on the time, the screen will not load correctly, and you will not see a “confirm” button.
- Use the Alerts screen to identify any transactions missing a check-in or check-out time, or to identify transactions that require your approval. Review the oldest records first to make sure your child care is approved within the required 9-day timeline.
- If you did not receive an email, or it has been over 24 hours, you can follow these instructions to reset your PIN:
- Select “Forgot PIN?” from the provider’s device at the provider’s location in Kiosk View.
- A new email will be sent to you to set up your PIN but will only be valid for 24 hours.
- Make sure you are checking your spam folder for these emails.
Still need help? Watch ATS training videos, guides and updates:
Colorado Department of Early Childhood’s ATS Training Video Playlist
If you still need help, email the ATS Help Desk:
How do I reset my PIN?
On the parent kiosk at your provider, click on the forgot PIN link and enter your email address associated with your Denver CCAP case. You will receive an email to reset, and you will need to enter a new PIN.
I am trying to choose a PIN, and I keep getting an error message. Why?
The PIN you are trying to select may already be in use. Try selecting a different PIN. If that does not work, please contact the ATS help desk:
What if the email address I used to set up my ATS account has expired?
On the parent kiosk at your provider, click on the forgot PIN link. Enter the email address associated with your CCAP case. You will receive an email to reset your PIN, and you will need to enter a new PIN.
This email link is only good for 24 hours, so you will need to do this as soon as possible.
What if I didn’t get an email to set up my ATS account?
In your email account, check both your “Junk” and “Spam” folders. If you still can’t find the email, reach out to your Denver CCAP Case Manager. They will check to see if they have the right email address.
How do I check my child in?
Click on your child’s picture. Then, click the check in box. On the side of the picture, you will see that your child is checked in.
How do I do a previous check in or check out?
Only your provider can do that. Talk with your provider so they can create a transaction, and you can confirm it.
How can someone else check my child in and out?
- Click on the household icon.
- Then, click the delegate tab.
- Click the plus sign.
- Enter their email address.
My provider doesn’t have a device or internet. What do I do?
Make sure that you are signing your child in and out at the provider.
Parent Fee Information
If your family has income and you’re eligible for Denver CCAP, you may have to pay a portion of childcare costs to your childcare provider each month. The amount you have to pay is based on your gross income, the number of people in your household, and the number of children in care.
You should pay this fee directly to your childcare provider at the beginning of each month. It is the first payment the provider will receive for providing care for your children. If you do not pay the parent fee, childcare benefits may end. You may be unable to receive benefits in the future. Your parent fees must be paid even if you change childcare providers.
The parent fee covers the amount of care agreed upon between you and Denver CCAP. The amount is shown on your Authorization Eligibility Notice.
Providers cannot charge you more than the county’s rate for your authorized childcare. However, providers can charge you for any hours used beyond your approved hours and late fees if you pick up your child after hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I am moving to Denver. How do I transfer my CCAP case?
If you are receiving CCAP in another county, you do not have to apply in Denver County right away. Your current county will cover you until your redetermination date.
When you receive your redetermination packet from your original county, send the completed packet to Denver County:
- Email it to [email protected], or
- Fax it to 720-944-3330
How do I make a change to my case?
To make a change to your case, please do the following:
- Download the Denver CCAP change form.(PDF, 149KB)
- Send your completed change form to Denver CCAP:
- Email it to [email protected], or
- Fax it to 720-944-3330
- Dropping it off at one of our locations. Write “ATTN: CCAP” on your envelope.
How do I change my provider?
Please gather the following information:
- Name of your new provider
- Provider number
- How many children need child care
- Date when care should start
Then, send that information to Denver CCAP:
- Email it to denverccap@denvergov. org, or
- Fax it to 720-944-3330.
Please plan ahead. It will take up to 10 days (after received) to process your provider change.
I am on TANF. How do I apply for CCAP, or make changes?
If you are on TANF and need to make CCAP provider changes, email us at [email protected].
For all other changes and questions about applying, talk to your TANF Case Manager.
How do I get my parent fee decreased?
If you can’t afford your parent fee, you can request a parent fee reassessment. This could lower the cost of your parent fee. To get started:
- Collect 30 days of paystubs
- Email your paystubs to [email protected].
The Denver CCAP staff will then reassess your monthly parent fee.
If you are experiencing a financial hardship, you can submit a financial hardship form:
Download the Financial Hardship Form
If you recently lost your job, please send verification that your job has ended to denverccap@denvergov. org.
Why did my CCAP end or stop?
If you are receiving TANF and your CCAP ended or stopped, please contact your Case Manager.
If you are not receiving TANF and your CCAP ended or stopped, please email [email protected] with:
- Your full name
- Your case number
A technician will respond to you with specifics about why your CCAP ended or stopped.
How do I add my newborn to my CCAP case?
- Fill out page 3 of the Denver CCAP application.
- Email it to [email protected].
- In your email, please indicate if your newborn child needs care.
Please plan ahead. Once we receive your CCAP change, it will take up to 10 days to process.
How do I open an encrypted email from CCAP?
Please follow these steps to open an encrypted email:
- Click on the message attachment. The system will take you to a page that gives you the option to sign in or to use a one-time passcode.
- Click on the link to use a one-time passcode.
- The system will then send a passcode to your email. Copy this passcode from the email you receive.
- Put the passcode in the spot where it is requested.
- The attachment should open, and you should be able to read your email.
Drop Off Location:
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Playful Pooch Dog Daycare and Dog Boarding in Denver
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Here at The Pooch, we love your dog like one of our own! If you have been looking for that ideal place for your perfect pooch, you have finally found it! By not allowing any “ruff stuff” here at The Pooch, your dog will enjoy hours of safe fun and exercise under the watchful eyes of our caring staff. Our goal is to provide personal love, care and attention to your dog while you are at work or out of town.
Playful puppies, golden oldies and every age in between enjoy our many inside and outside playgrounds, allowing for separate playgroups and activity levels. Want to see some of our recent guests at play? Just click here to go to our video gallery or go to our Facebook page by pressing the button to the left! Our facility is fully fire sprinkled with 24 hour fire and security camera monitoring.
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Our Location: We are ON THE WAY TO DIA, only four blocks off of I-70 with easy access at Exit 277. Our Stapleton/Park Hill location is only fifteen minutes from DIA (Denver International Airport), a quick ten minutes from Downtown and Cherry Creek and nearby the entire metro Denver area and the Front Range.
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Denver, USA – all about the city with photos
Attractions of Denver and surroundings
If you don’t believe that Denver was once the mining capital of Colorado, take a look at the top-quality gold-leaf dome of its Capi tholium or to the local branch of the US Mint, which holds a quarter of the country’s gold reserves. The times of the Wild West are long gone, but the locals still prefer to wear a cowboy hat and a plaid shirt, as in ancient times. The architectural appearance of the city is entirely modern, with the exception of one street, preserved from the time of gold mining. But the most delightful thing you see as soon as you enter the city is the stunning view of the Rocky Mountains spread out behind, a kind of picturesque backdrop for Denver.
The US Mint on Colfax Avenue offers weekday tours of the minting facilities. You will see a bar of gold and a counting room full of finished products. In addition, the stately building of the local Capitol (East 14th Street and East Colfax Street) is located on Colfax Avenue. When ascending the west stairs, stop at the 18th step and you will be a mile above sea level.
Art Museum stands out in contemporary Denver (West 14th Avenue and Bannock Street; Tel: 720-865-50-00; www.denverartmuseurn.org) . The walls of the seven-story building are covered with a million glass tiles, and window openings cut through their surface in disorder, which creates a bewitching spectacle. The museum has an excellent collection of Native American art: totem poles, clothes and carpets, as well as changing exhibitions of works from various fields of world art.
You can get to know old Denver on Larimera Street, where Victorian buildings have been preserved in the form of art galleries, shops and cafes, as well as several good Mexican restaurants. Larimer Square is formed by courtyards and vaulted galleries, illuminated by gas jets. But a real piece of old Denver is in the spacious lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel.0011 (17th Street and Tremont Place) built in 1892, the exquisite forerunner of the glass-roofed atrium of today’s hotel skyscrapers.
From September to May, the Denver Symphony Orchestra plays at (14th and Curtis streets) Betcher Concert Hall, with excellent acoustics and semi-circular seating tiers that allow you to see the experience on the faces of the performers. Classical and popular music is performed 26 km southeast of the city in the open area of the amphitheater in Red Rocks, among the picturesque red sandstone.
If you don’t have time for a long trip through the Rocky Mountains, you can still admire one of the highest mountains here by driving to its top on a paved road. Mount Evans rises east of Denver at 4,346 m (57 km on freeway 70 to the town of Idaho Springs, and then turn south and take route 103 to route 5) .
Rocky Mountains State Reserve. Located on the continental divide in north central Colorado west and between the cities of Fort Collins and Boulder, the national park is a wonderful land of sky-high peaks, 150 lakes, mountain rapids, high tundra, virgin forests and a diverse flora and fauna. The largest mountain in the park is Longs Peak, 4345 m high, rising in the western part of the reserve, which is difficult to conquer even for experienced climbers. Another site well known to visitors is Bear Lake, Bear Lake, nestled at the base of Hallett Peak, where many hiking trails start.
Denver International Airport (DIA; www. flydenver.com; 8500 Turnip Bfvd) is served by approximately 20 airlines and offers flights to almost every major US city. Located 37 kilometers east of the city centre, DIA is connected to MAI-70 at the 23819-kilometre Pefia Blvd. Tourist information and airport flight schedules are available at the Information Desk (Tel: 303-342-2000) in the central hall of the terminal.
Greyhound buses stop at the Denver Bus Center (Tel: 303-293-6555; 105519th St) , from where the routes to Boise (from $151.19 hours) , Los Angeles (from $125.22 hours) and other destinations.
The Amtrak, California Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco via Denver. Trains arrive and depart from Temporary Station (180021st St) behind Coors Field until the renovation of the Union Station light rail station is completed in 2014. To record train schedule information, call Tel: 303-534-2812. Amtrak (Tel: 800-872-7245; www. amtrak.com) can also provide schedule and ticketing information.
To/from the airport
All transport companies have information desks near the baggage claim area. Regional Transit District Public Transportation Service (RTD, and 303-299-6000; www.rtd-denver.com) Provides low cost SkyRide airport transfer service from downtown Denver every hour ($9-13, one hour ) . RTD also makes routes to Boulder ($13, 1.5 hours) from Market Street Bus Station (intersection of 16th St and Market St) . Shuttle King Limo (Tel: 303-363-8000; www.shuttlekinglimo.com) runs from DIA to destinations in and around Denver for $20-35. SuperShuttle (Tel: 303-370-1300) offers service on routes (starting at $22) between the Denver area and the airport.
Two wheelers Denver B-Cycle (denver.bcycle.com) is a new citywide bicycle program. available at strategic locations, but cyclists must first register online (24 hours $6) .
Car and motorcycle
Street parking can be a problem, but there are plenty of pay garages in the city center and in the LoDo area. Almost all major car rental companies have offices at the DIA airport, some of them are also located in downtown Denver. Before renting a car, check the rates, where you will be staying, they can be significantly lower than at the airport.
RTD provides public transportation services throughout Denver and Boulder. Local bus fares are $2.25 for local service and $4 for express service. Helpful free shuttles run along 16th St Mall.
RTD also has a light rail service serving 16 stations on a 19 km route through the city center. Its cost is the same as for local buses.
24 hour service:
- Metro Taxi (Tel: 303-333-3333)
- Zone Cab (Tel: 303-444-8888)
In the event of an emergency within the city, KOA radio station (850 AM) will provide detailed information.
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- Denver Post (www.denverpost.com) Main newspaper of the city.
- Denver Visitor Center (Tel: 303-892-1505; www.denver.org; 91816th St; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
- ORIC Information Center (Outdoor Recreation Information Center, REI main line 303-756-3100; www.oriconline.org; 1416 Platte St) For outdoor tours, visit this center located inside the REI store for maps and expert advice. Attend free Discover Colorado classes every Saturday at 3:00 pm.
- Police Departments (Tel: 720-913-2000; 1331 Cherokee St)
- Post Office (95120th St; 8:00-18:30 Mon-Fri, 9:00-18:30 Sat) Main Branch.
- University Hospital (Tel: 303-399-1211; 4200 E 9th Ave; 24 hours) Emergency Services.
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Denver, Colorado | US Encyclopedia
Panorama of Denver
Taming the Mustang Sculpture in Downtown Denver
- State – Colorado
- Region – US Mountain States
- Founded Denver – 1858
- Denver area – 401 km²
(including land – 397 km²)
- Denver population – more than 700,000 people (19US seat)
- Population density in Denver is about 1,745 people/km²
- Included in the urban agglomeration Denver-Aurora-Lakewood with a population of more than 2,930,000 people (19th place among
US metropolitan areas)
- Denver Time Zone – US Mountain Time Zone (UTC-07, MST)
- Nicknames of Denver – “Mile High City”, “Queen of the West”, “Wall Street of the West”
Denver on USA map
Flag of Denver
Coat of arms of Denver
Spring at the Denver Botanical Garden
Denver is the capital and largest city of Colorado, an important economic and
cultural center of the region. The favorable geographical location of Denver, approximately in the middle between the megacities of the eastern
and the West Coast of the United States, makes it a strategically advantageous and convenient location for federal agencies,
creation of high-tech industries, development of tourism, educational, commercial, financial, cultural
The city grew up on the outskirts of the Great Plains at the foot of the eastern
slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is called “The Mile High City”
how it is located at an altitude of about 1600-1700 meters (just about a mile – 1609 meters) above sea level.
Denver has a dry continental climate with distinct four seasons and large daily
temperature fluctuations. Although in general the climate in the Denver area is rather mild, but due to the close proximity of the mountains
unpredictable weather conditions are possible.
Winters in Denver are generally dry and mild, with January temperatures ranging from -10°C to 6°C. Earlier or later
The onset of spring depends very much from year to year on the movement of air masses. Snowfalls are frequent even in the second
mid-April, in the spring there are often thunderstorms. In summer, in July, the temperature fluctuates from 15°С to 31°С, there is little precipitation. For
autumn is characterized by a relatively large amount of precipitation, at the end of autumn there are often heavy snowfalls.
Denver averages over 300 sunny days a year.
Autumn in Denver
Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Denver is the 19th largest city in the US by population
exceeds 700,000 people. The population density in Denver is about 1,745 people / km²,
relatively small compared to many major cities in the United States of America.
The City of Denver is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area (urban agglomeration) with a population of over 2930,000
The racial makeup of Denver is
- White is about 69%
- Black (African American) – about 10%
- Asians – about 3. 4%
- Native Americans – about 1%
- Two or more races – about 4%
- Hispanic or Latino (any race) – about 32%
- Non-Hispanic whites – about 52%
Denver has one of the highest percentages of Hispanic (Latino) residents in any major US city.
Denver’s largest ethnic groups:
- Mexicans – 25%
- Germans – 15%
- Irish – 10%
- English – 9%
- Italians – 4%
Approximately 70% of Denver residents report English as their mother tongue, and more than 20% speak Spanish.
On the streets of Denver
The first settlement on the site of modern Denver was founded in the summer of 1858 and was called Montana City. It was
during the Colorado Gold Rush (known as the “Pikes Peak Fever”), when
the territory, previously practically undeveloped by European settlers, was flooded with a stream of gold diggers. A year later the village
was abandoned, and the prospectors moved to other, more promising areas.
However, with a long-term goal of increasing the number of migrant miners, a land speculator from
Kansas William Larimer bought land here and founded a new settlement, calling it Denver City.
With this name, Larmer intended to ingratiate himself with James Denver, Governor
Kansas Territory, which at that time included these lands. But, ironically, at that
By the time Denver City got its name, James Denver had already left the governorship. The governor is gone, but the name
remained, later changing to Denver.
Denver City gradually grew, it was a typical “frontier city”, the economy of which at that time was based on
providing miners with goods and entertainment, as well as trading in livestock. In 1861 the city became the capital of the newly created
Arapahoe County, and in 1867 the capital of the Colorado Territory.
In 1870, Denver was connected by railroads to Wyoming,
transcontinental highway, as well as with Kansas. Since then, the city has become an important transport hub, which is largely
determined its development.
When Colorado was formed in 1876, Denver claimed the right to be its capital. Denver was already
the largest city of the new state, in fact, it was here that legislators gathered and the government of Colorado worked. Tem
nevertheless, given that there were several applicants for the right to be the “main city”, the final status of the capital was
assigned to Denver only after a referendum held in the state in 1881.
By 1890, the population of Denver exceeded one hundred thousand people. The Gold Rush in Colorado has changed
in the 1980s, with the “silver boom”, the state and its capital boomed. Luxurious buildings were built in the city
hotels, mansions of millionaires, an opera house appeared. At the same time, in the past two decades, Denver has sadly
“famous” for high levels of corruption and crime.
At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Denver was the fifth most populous city in the United States (more than one hundred and thirty thousand people)
west of the Mississippi River and second (after San Francisco) on
Panorama of Denver, 1898
Denver in 1945
In 1908, the Democratic National Convention (Convention) was held in Denver. It was the first
political event of similar magnitude in the western states, which was a clear recognition
Denver as one of the important centers of public life in the United States.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the economy of Denver, like the state of Colorado as a whole, was based on mining
and processing of agricultural products (primarily livestock). In 1928, not far from the city was
completed the construction of a railway tunnel through the Rocky Mountains, which significantly shortened the path to the Pacific
the coast and further increased the importance of Denver as an important transport hub. In 1929, the first
During the Great Depression, the city was severely affected by the decline in industrial production. In the thirties, many residents
Denver were involved in public works programs funded by the US government.
With the outbreak of World War II, Denver, due to its remoteness from the ocean shores, became very attractive
place for the development of the military industry. Several defense enterprises began to operate in the city, which led to the growth
the number of federal employees. The trend continued after the war, when in the capital of Colorado they opened their
units of a number of federal agencies (including the National Atomic Energy Commission, the National
Institute of Standards and Metrology and others). The federal government remains one of the largest
employers in the state.
Following the federal agencies, large corporations focused on military orders also came to the city. Later, in
In the 1960s and 1970s, oil and gas companies opened their offices in Denver.
Denver was chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but the idea was dropped by the authorities
due to high training costs.
In the center of Denver
Modern Denver is not only the economic but also the cultural center of the region. Denver Art Museum,
largest art museum between Kansas City and San Francisco, best known for its art collection
American Indians. At the Museum of Nature and Science, one of the largest natural science museums in the United States, you can see (and even
something to touch) rich expositions dedicated to paleontology, anthropology, geology, zoology, medicine, the study
space and other topics. The theater arts complex in Denver is the second largest in the United States after Lincoln Center.
in NYC. Here you can see performances of dramatic theater groups,
classical ballet and modern dance; listen to opera singing and symphony orchestras. The complex also includes an opera house.
theater known as “Ellie Caulkins Opera”. Nature lovers can visit the Denver Botanical Garden, Zoo and
Denver Art Museum
Denver hosts teams from all of the Big Four leagues of the American Professional
sports: baseball “Colorado Rockies”,
football “Denver Broncos”, hockey
Colorado Avalanche and basketball