For most of the year, Colorado Captain can be seen cruising I-25, battling Denver traffic in his never-ending quest to inspire charitable donations from his fellow citizens. Whether he’s hitting local children’s hospitals or talking up a cause at the nearest comic con, the Colorado Captain has become a welcome addition to Denver’s pop culture scene.
Once a year, however, the Captain heads out on an annual ride. The extended trip (known as Cap Across America) sees the Captain cruise across America on his decked out custom motorcycle. In 2019, that journey took this avid cosplay enthusiast to the Pacific Northwest and afforded him the opportunity to complete a longtime passion project.
Over the last several months, the Captain has taken up a new project: auctioning off a movie-quality Captain America shield signed by each of the original Avengers. By the time the Colorado Captain hit the floors of ACE Comic Con, he’d accomplished the near-impossible feat of, ahem, assembling all but one of the signatures he needed to complete the set. This intimate event in Seattle was his chance to snag the last autograph he needed: Captain America himself, Chris Evans. Unfortunately, one-on-one opportunities to see the convention-headliner were a little out of the Colorado Captain’s price range.
As a result, things looked grim when it came to nabbing the last signature he needed for his biggest project yet. Until that is, he ran into two friends he’d met at a prior convention thousands of miles away.
As a result of that act of generosity, the Colorado Captain was able to get up and close and personal with his namesake. Unsurprisingly, Chris Evans wasted no time in adding his name to the list of costars.
The shield itself will be auctioned off in 2020; all proceeds will go to fight pediatric cancer. You can find out more about the Colorado Captain and donate to his cause by visiting his website.