Denver Broncos philanthropic activities continued throughout December and January.

Since the last off-field community article, Denver Bronco players have continued to shine in their give back spirit. A few have been recognized for their philanthropy. I’m sure Mr. Pat Bowlen would be proud to know his legacy of generosity continues on this team. It’s time to go back and take a look at the past couple of weeks.

Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

On December 7, 2017, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was nominated by the team for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for 2017 for his leadership, contributions and achievements off the field in the Denver community.

Executive Vice President of Public & Community Relations Patrick Smyth on Harris’ nomination: “The Broncos are proud of the positive impact our players have working with our community development team as well as advancing their own personal causes. Giving back has always been very important to Pat Bowlen, and we’re grateful for the investment that Chris and his teammates make as leaders in our community.”

The WPMOY winner will be announced February 3rd at 9pm eastern, the day before Super Bowl LII.

Make sure to keep voting by tweeting: #WPMOY #ChrisHarrisJr

Community Ambassador Award

The four Broncos who have been named winners for the award due to various accomplishments by each player this year are: wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, safeties Justin Simmons and Will Parks, and long snapper Casey Kreiter.

Strikes For Kids

Strikes For Kids was founded in 2012 and is involved with 125 NFL and NBA players. It provides the opportunity for kids to have a great time bowling and golfing with Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby.

Darrent Williams Good Guy Award

Darrent Williams was a cornerback for the Broncos that was shot and killed on the morning of January 1st, 2007. He was a very enthusiastic person and was very polite with the media. Safety Justin Simmons was the recipient this year. In each of the past eleven years, a defensive player has been given this award.

Simmons: “I’m forever thankful for this award. This is something that I will hold near and dear to my heart.”

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Drive For Life is a foundation in which you can donate your blood to help save lives of over 105,000 people or help make the people’s lives better. This event will give you the opportunity to meet your favourite players, as well as cheerleaders and Broncos mascot, Miles.

The Broncos named linebacker Todd Davis the Ed Block Courage award winner on December 29, for being a great character and attitude in doing difficult tasks around the Denver community.

The Broncos were involved in reproducing bees into the community due to a shortage of the insect, therefore a lack of honey being made.

The Broncos players and staff members have put in a ton of hours in helping to change the lives of as many people as they possibly could.

Von Miller was named the NFLPA’s community MVP on January 5th, 2018.

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall motivated kids to attend all of their classes so they get the best education they can. The reward was pretty tasty too, I assume!

A fun thing that the Broncos have allowed is the ability for kids to interview players and coaches.

The Broncos’ season ended after week 17, but they have kept themselves busy. Receiver Emmanuel Sanders recently took a trip to Glasgow, Scotland with Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and held a Q&A session.

While their season has been over for a couple of weeks, they don’t have any trouble finding something to do. Their work around the community and even outside of Denver is greatly appreciated and far more important than a game. Thank you, Broncos!

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