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Good Lawyers, Changing Lives Right Here at Craig

June 29, 2020

They ride. They lead. They reward for home runs and touchdowns. Meet Peter and Jake Burg, law partners with Burg Simpson in Denver. The father and son duo are big fans — and big supporters — of Craig Hospital. And they have the backing and unrivaled shared support of other Burg Simpson shareholders.

Peter Burg has been giving to Craig in one form or another for over a decade — as has Burg Simpson. He first served on the Craig Hospital Board, including as chairman. He then brought his skills and passion to the Craig Foundation Board. He and his wife Sandy have attended the PUSH Gala every year, and have supported it as sponsors and chairs. If that’s not enough, Peter and Jake organize a Burg Simpson team to cycle each year in Craig’s Pedal 4 Possible. Jake Burg has served on the PUSH committee for the past three years.

“I was looking for a way to give my time, energy, and money. I learned about Craig and it hit all the right notes,” Peter says.

Peter considers serving as chairman of Craig’s board one of the “great honors of his life,” and he describes his involvement with Craig as a “spiritual journey.” He supported Craig’s capital campaign for improved facilities and had to fight back tears when touring it for the first time.

“Over the years, I’ve had clients at most of the top traumatic brain injury and spinal cord rehabilitation facilities around the country, so I am constantly reminded how special Craig is for its unique culture,” he says.

Eight years ago, Burg Simpson was looking for a meaningful way to give to Craig. That’s when Peter and the team put their heads together to come up with the idea for Home Runs for Craig and Touchdowns for Craig — innovative fundraisers for which the firm donates $50 to Craig every time the Rockies hit a home run or the Denver Broncos and Colorado Buffaloes score a touchdown. Since its inception, this program has amounted to donations of more than $125,000.

“As a family, we have always enjoyed watching our Denver teams play. It’s a great way to weave in our sports passion to benefit Craig,” Jake says.

Burg Simpson sponsors radio ads throughout both sports seasons to spread awareness about Craig, their work and this program.

Peter is thrilled to be passing the Craig torch to Jake, who has been inspired by his work on the PUSH committee. He can see following in his father’s footsteps and joining the board someday.

“The PUSH Gala committee experience is fantastic and it has inspired me to expand my horizons and get even more involved with Craig,” he says.

“Now, as we [hopefully] head into the baseball season, let’s root, root, root for the home team and raise some money for Craig!”

We are grateful for our partnership with Burg Simpson and other corporate groups! If you are interested in learning more about corporate partnerships at Craig, contact Becky Plunkett at bplunkett@craighospital.org or 303-789-8166.