Our Bronco players are a giving bunch. Check out what they’ve been doing the last month.

Players have busy schedules. From studying film, their playbook and practice you would think that they don’t have time for anything else. They do. They participate and support a variety of causes.

Distributing Turkeys to Families In Need

The players stepped up to help Denver Rescue distribute 3,000 turkeys to families who are in need, and to help them have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Broncos guard Ron Leary had this to say about distributing turkeys: “It’s the holidays, so anything you can do to put smiles on peoples’ faces is important.”

My Cause My Cleats

A popular one that takes place on the field is called My Cause My Cleats. The NFL only allows certain cleats to be worn most of the season, but sometimes let players wear custom cleats that show support for their choice of charity.

Players, including Kreiter, often make trips to local hospitals, such as the Children’s Hospital in Colorado to visit sick patients. Kreiter is also involved with the Tackle STEM program, a program that aims to inspire kids to have successful careers.

 

Safety Will Parks visited seven local Denver schools this year, as well as gaining the most service hours on the Broncos, while attending twenty community events with his team. Parks was also present at other events, such as Play 60 clinics, Tase Of The Broncos, Hometown Huddle, and Drive For Life.

Colorado Gives

Colorado Gives provides many different charities that you can donate to, from Habitat For Humanity of Metro Denver, to the Boys and Girls Club, to Food Bank of the Rockies.

Ray’s Awareness is a charity event hosted by linebacker Shane Ray. It is to help kids stick to never give up on their goals in life. The event is aimed at kids in the Denver and Kansas City areas.

Brandon Marshall’s Comedy Club Event

On December 11, Brandon Marshall is hosting a Comedy Club Event “a night full of comedy” including a silent auction, meet-and-greets with some other Broncos players, and much more.

Brandon Marshall comedy

Emmanuel Sanders’ “A Precious Child” is a charity that you can donate items, such as clothing and books, to. The charity is aimed at helping families who do not have money to support themselves and get their lives on track. Sanders is from Houston, Texas, where a hurricane hit earlier this year. Sanders and his teammates raised greater than $87,000 for hurricanne relief. You can visit his website here.

 

Von Miller’s foundation, Von’s Vision, aims to make items such as glasses, frames, lenses to children whose families are unable to afford them. Since Miller created this foundation while in his second year in the NFL, it has raised $3.4 million, including $1.1 million just this year alone. Von’s Vision has been very successful. At the end of 2017, more than 6,000 Denver children will have been helped with receiving the eyecare they so desperately need.

 

Cheers For Troops

Not only do the players participate in different events, but the cheerleaders do, as well. A big one is “Cheer for the Troops”, a charity in which you can donate items for “Men and Women who were serving overseas.” In the link directly below is a list of items that can be donated, as well as the addresses the items can be sent to.

http://www.denverbroncos.com/cheerleaders/cheer-for-the-troops.html

Recently, some of the players took children from the Boys and Girls Club Christmas shopping:

 

Safety Justin Simmons has gone to six highschool football games, and a total of sixteen appearances around the Denver community. Simmons is also heavily involved with the Boys and Girls Club, as a leader for the group in Denver. The group has an annual graduation ceremony where Simmons talks with the kids.

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. took time to speak and said that, “Even when our record’s bad, we’re still a lot of these people’s heroes.”

That’s true. Anything that happens off the football field is way more important than focusing on the struggles the team has had on it. Their attention is in a good place.

 

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