Write on Sports Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver

A Literacy Enrichment Program

Write on Sports uses the theme of sports as a way to connect with students in an authentic and meaningful way. During camp, we turn the students into sports writers to strengthen their writing and literacy skills.  Students pick a theme of their choice (related to sports) and identify a project including a feature article or fiction story.  They will also work on a multimedia project, either a video or a podcast episode. Another feature of camp is the Guest Days; bringing in professional journalists (from TV, radio and print media outlets) and athletes (ranging from college, professional and retired professionals).  We include a sports related field trip.

The Write on Sports Denver program is located at Metropolitan State University (MSU) serving students in the greater Denver area.  This location has limited space per session.

Denver 2023 Camp Magazine

Contact Information
(303) 717-5730


Programs Offered

Summer Camp

Dates: July 22-Aug 2, 2024

Eligibility: Rising 7-8 graders

Tuition: Free

To apply contact:
(303) 717-5730

Write on Sports Denver is partnering with MSU Denver for a summer literacy camp in July 2024.


Tom Brigham
Retired after serving a long career as a commercial banking attorney with JPMorgan Chase and KeyBank. Throughout his career Tom has been an active volunteer, including the Brighton Central (NY) School District as an elected Public School Board Member and with the East House Corporation (NY) helping adults in recovery from mental illness and substance use disorder, where he served in various leadership positions and is an Honorary Lifetime Board Member. Tom graduated with a A.B. from Marquette University and received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
Jim Epstein
Is a seasoned business leader whose career focused on corporate finance. He has held a variety of sales and management positions with GE Capital, AT&T Capital and KeyBank. Jim has been extremely active in the Denver business community and is a graduate of Leadership Denver and 50 For Colorado. Recently, Jim became involved in public policy and currently serves as a Director for the Clear Creek County Economic Development Corporation where he also is a member of the Loan Board and advisor to the County Master Plan. In 2018, Jim founded the Denver affiliate for Write on Sports. Jim graduated with a B.B.A. from Temple University and received his M.B.A. from Regis University.
Wendy Menefee
Previously Wendy was a Vice President and Program Manager for Key Equipment Finance. Wendy specializes in relationship management, strategic planning, marketing and brand awareness and product development. Wendy is experienced in a variety of industries including technology, energy, healthcare, industrial and government. Wendy is a volunteer for the National Western Stock Show, Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, past Treasurer for Indian Peaks Wilderness Group and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society including fundraising for the Man / Woman of the Year Campaign. Wendy graduated with a B.B.A. from Kent State University.
Alfredo Sanchez
Alfredo is a multiple times Emmy-winner news executive who brings 20 years of journalism and broadcast experience to Write on Sports Denver. Alfredo has vast knowledge of the local, national and international media market and has produced thousands of news, sports and entertainment segments for television. He is currently Assistant Professor for the Department of Journalism and Media Production at Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition, he serves as the Faculty Advisor for Met Media which produces several TV shows that air in the Denver market. Alfredo received a B.A. from Louisiana State University majoring in broadcasting, a M.A. in journalism from Texas Southern University and is an ACUE certified college professor.
Dr. Shaun Schafer, Ph.D.
Shaun is currently the Associate Vice President of Curriculum and Policy Development at Metropolitan State University Denver (MSU Denver) and oversees the university catalog and policy. He previously served as the chair of the Journalism and Media Production Department, and many committees including president of the Council of Chairs and Directors. Prior to joining MSU Denver, Shaun spent 20 years working as a newspaper journalist in a number of cities in the U.S. and Australia. Shaun’s philosophy is to build a community in the classroom, giving students the tools they need to excel in a friendly environment. Outside of the university, Shaun is an avid hiker and has climbed 14 of Colorado’s Fourteeners (peaks higher than 14,000 feet.) Shaun received his bachelors in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a masters from Oklahoma State University, and his doctorate from Colorado State University.

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Write on Sports works with at-risk middle school students to improve their creative writing skills by tapping into their passion for sports at our writing programs.