Sloan’s Lake Park with Konjo

On September 19, 2020, The Underdog Foundation joined forces with Konjo Ethiopian Food and took over the North side of Sloan’s Lake Park! 

Our Event

Our Underdog volunteers hung out around our tent to pass out free ice cream and water bottles to passerby’s in the park. We spread the mission of the Underdog Foundation, inviting the community to connect with us and get involved. 

The Underdog Foundation playing Spikeball

It wasn’t all hard work— of course we had the tunes blasting (and only listened to Underdog by Alicia Keys 4 times). No day at the park is complete without tossing the ol’ pigskin around and a cutthroat game of Spikeball.

Website launches aren’t the only way we support our partners. We came together with Konjo Ethiopian Food (and 30+ of their closest family and friends) to celebrate the launch of their merch line, “Black is Konjo”. Konjo is an Ethiopian adjective meaning “Beautiful,” in case you were wondering 😊

Konjo Ethiopian merch and shirts; Black is Konjo

Konjo Ethiopian graciously served up their specialties from their food truck menu to our volunteers, courtesy of TUF. We can personally vouch that the food is BOMB. 

About Konjo Ethiopian

Konjo Ethiopian Food Truck

Konjo Ethiopian is the only place to get Ethiopian food on the West side of Denver (unless you want to follow their food truck), and it’s worth going out of the way for. You can catch them at Edgewater Public Market every day. 

Traditional Ethiopian food is delicious, packed with flavorful herbs and spices. It is traditionally served with injera, a spongey, sourdough flatbread. Typically, Ethiopian food is served on a communal platter and meant to be shared, but don’t worry, you don’t have to share your plate from Konjo. 

Even better than tasting amazing is Konjo’s food is healthy, too. Nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, with plentiful vegan options. You can’t beat that for fast-casual, authentic cuisine. 

Check out this video by one of our Underdog volunteers, Anthony, to learn more about our partner, Konjo: 

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