Porter-Billups Leadership Academy Announces Chauncey Billups as Annual Gala Keynote Speaker

The July 27 event will be held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

The Porter-Billups Leadership Academy (PBLA) is pleased to announce Portland Trail Blazers coach, former NBA player and co-executive director of PBLA, Chauncey Billups as the 2024 keynote speaker for its annual gala and fundraising auction. The gala will also feature national recording artist and grammy nominated R&B singer, Kenny Lattimore who will provide live entertainment for the evening.

The gala will take place Saturday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. The event includes a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, dinner, and a conversation with Billups and sports commentator and former Denver Nuggets player, Scott Hastings. The evening will also celebrate Coach Lonnie Porter's transition to Founder Emeritus.  

The Porter-Billups Leadership Academy was established in 1996 by Regis University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Lonnie Porter and his daughter, Staci Porter-Bentley. The Porter-Billups Leadership Academy at Regis University provides a summer academy for 3rd through 12th graders that cultivates character development through an extensive academic curriculum and provides exposure to career opportunities for young leaders in their pursuit of individual success.

The organization gained the support of Billups in 2006 to act as a positive role model and promote individual values, academic excellence, and leadership skills.

Proceeds from the gala and fundraiser will benefit the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy programs held each summer on the Regis University campus. Registration is now open at porterbillups-denver.org/gala

In addition, the PBLA Golf Tournament will be held on July 29 at the Cherry Creek Country Club. More information about purchasing tickets can be found here: https://aesbid.org/ELP/PBLAGOLF24/

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The PBLA Gala will feature appearances by, from left, Chauncey Billups, Scott Hastings and Kenny Lattimore.


About Regis University

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, has two campus locations in the Denver metro area and extensive online program offerings with more than 6,000 enrolled students. It is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.