BOULDER  – University of Colorado Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Buffalo Sports Properties, announced today their partnership with Burnham Law to “Stop Domestic Violence” this 2019-20 football season. For each defensive three and out or 4th down “stop” that the Buffs record, Burnham Law will donate $100 to benefit locally based SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence) and the CU Boulder Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), two organizations that support survivors, raise awareness around domestic violence and reduce violence in Boulder and surrounding communities. 

“Burnham Law has long been a champion for children and families affected by all forms of domestic violence, and we’re pleased to be able to turn a unique connection with the Buffs into an initiative dedicated entirely to helping others within our communities,” said Burnham Law Founding Partner Todd Burnham. “We are very excited to partner with CU Athletics to support SPAN and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance to raise awareness around domestic violence and to reduce violence right here at home.”

This year marks SPAN’s 40th year serving the Boulder area, and it takes a community-based approach to reduce domestic violence, said Anne Tapp, executive director of SPAN,

“The important services that SPAN provides are possible because of the investment and generosity of local businesses like Burnham Law,” Tapp said. “We’re grateful to Burnham Law for their partnership with CU Athletics to help raise awareness and support for SPAN and the CU Office of Victim Assistance. We know that supporting survivors and curbing the epidemic of domestic violence requires all of us – businesses, athletic teams, the media, all of us.”

Jessica Ladd-Webert, director of the campus Office of Victim Assistance, noted this fall is the third season that OVA, SPAN and CU Athletics have partnered to showcase a domestic violence awareness and prevention game (slated for Oct. 25 this year).

“This partnership with Burnham Law is a great addition to continue to bring awareness to this issue that impacts all communities, including ours,” she said.

Burnham Law is a leading family law firm in Colorado with offices in Boulder, Denver (Cherry Creek and Greenwood Village), Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, and the distinguished law practice has received numerous industry accolades over the years. To learn more, visit

SPAN is a Boulder-based human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through advocacy, support, education and community organizing.

CU’s Office of Assistance (OVA) provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short-term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event, including but not limited to, intimate partner abuse and domestic violence. 

Buffalo Sports Properties is the locally based Learfield IMG College team that works alongside CU Athletics to manage the rights relationship and represent companies looking to align with the Buffs. Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. The company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.