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KOA Radio Talk Show Host Mandy Connell and Denver Bronco Wide Receiver DaeSean Hamilton to Headline

It’s time for Gala news and we are very excited to announce that this year’s 2020 Gala will feature Denver Bronco wide-receiver DaeSean Hamilton and KOA Radio’s popular talk show host Mandy Connell at our April 23, 2020 gala, during Autism Awareness Month.

Connell, who will emcee the event, is known for her weekdays 12pm-3pm talk show on KOA and bringing local issues alive to Denver. She also regularly features Denver nonprofits on her program. “Her oddball sense of humor entertains as her thoughtfulness informs,” says Ed Nichols, Executive Director of TJS. “She loves a good discussion and she makes you think and makes you laugh.”


DaeSean Hamilton was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in 2018 out of Penn State. There he’d been a four-year starter and one of the team leaders who helpd to turn Penn State’