Scott O’Sullivan dedicates his time and financial resources to help make Denver roads safer, its people happier and its children healthier. For example, he created the Denver Accident Map to help Denver’s citizens make safe choices when riding, walking, and driving our streets, for which he was recognized in several Westword articles. He also works with BikeDenver.org, BikerDown.org, Streetsblog Denver, and Vision Zero to find ways to make our roads safer for all people. Most recently, he has volunteered to help Senator Lois Court pass stricter distracted driving laws. Below are a few more examples of his community work.
About: BikerDown.org is a non-profit organization that was established in 2011 by a group of bikers, motorcycle dealers, and supporters to assist motorcycle accident victims who have been injured in an accident while riding responsibly.
Involvement: The O’Sullivan Law Firm is a financial supporter of BikerDown and Scott is also a former member of the organization’s board of directors. The O’Sullivan Law Firm hosts many events and activities for the organization, including the annual “Look Twice, Save a Life” ride, a Harley Giveaway, a Triumph Bonneville Giveaway, and a trip to Sturgis.
About: The mission of The First Tee of Denver is to use golf as a tool to educate kids academically, socially, and physically. The First Tee of Denver introduces inner-city and disadvantaged youth to golf, helping to instill in them the game’s most important skills: responsibility, respect, perseverance, and integrity.
Involvement: Scott began working with the First Tee of Denver as a volunteer in 2005. He worked in several Denver Public Schools helping kids with their reading, writing, and math skills. Scott was then invited to be on the Board of Directors in 2008 and has since served as the President of the Board. The O’Sullivan Law Firm now offers a $10,000 college scholarship to one deserving First Tee high school senior every spring.
About: Denver Urban Scholars is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping metro Denver students with the greatest need graduate from high school and enter higher education with a meaningful life plan for success.
Involvement: The O’Sullivan Law Firm is a sponsor of the organization’s annual graduation dinner where each mentor speaks about the achievements of his or her mentee.
About: The Ladies Run of Colorado was established in 1987 and today is an annual event that inspires camaraderie, sisterhood, and love of the motorcycle tradition.
Involvement: The O’Sullivan Law Firm is the title sponsor of this annual event.
About: BikeDenver advocates for better policies and infrastructure to support increased bicycling in Denver.
Involvement: The O’Sullivan Law Firm is a Founding Member sponsor. The firm also sponsors an annual holiday party for the organization’s volunteers.
About: Good Shepherd Catholic School is committed to the formation of students whose love of learning will lead them to become academic achievers, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.
Involvement: Scott’s two children attended Good Shepherd and Scott donates his time at most school functions. As a member of the Good Shepherd Foundation, Scott helps the school raise funds to supplement the teachers’ salaries and to fund other important school needs.
About: Project ReCycle collects used bikes on a weekly basis, refurbishes them, and donates them to deserving children through various need-based and academic incentive programs.
Involvement: The O’Sullivan Law Firm donates annually to this organization and Scott also volunteers his time in bike collection programs.
About: Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations.
Involvement: Scott is an alumnus of the Colleges, a regular donor, and a member of the Alumni Council.
About: The Toy Run for Children’s Hospital is an annual event in December that brings thousands of motorcycle riders from around the Denver metro area together, delivering toys and joy to children.
Involvement: The O’Sullivan Law Firm and Rider Justice are annual sponsors of the Toy Run, providing hot coffee, burritos, and fun prizes to motorcyclists.
About: The O’Sullivan Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to students who have committed themselves to community service and academic achievement. The scholarship is named after Scott O’Sullivan’s mom, who imbued him with a sense of service. The scholarship offers $1000 to students who can prove an ongoing commitment to their communities through service efforts.
To Apply: Read more about the scholarship and apply here.