There’s no doubt that the Broncos’ organization is very active in the local community. From the front office to cheerleaders to current and former players, the Broncos help better the city of Denver beyond football.
At the team level, you can see all of the Broncos’ community involvement right here. From helping the city’s youth and homeless population to tackling health issues, the Broncos represent more than just football. Many players get involved as well. For example, Brian Dawkins is a spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, works with the Burn Prevention Foundation, and has visited troops overseas. Tim Tebow has the Tim Tebow Foundation which aims to brighten the days of unfortunate youth, and a number of players visit patients in local hospitals to bring a smile to the face.
Most recently, former Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenberg hosted a military appreciation night to send holiday care packages to troops who are deployed overseas.
“This Veterans Day, former Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg hosted a special reception for Crown Royal’s Operation CAMO Care Package program in Denver. Mecklenburg was joined by United States Air Force Brigadier General (Ret.) Gary Hahn to salute the troops of past and present while adding the finishing touches to some of the 10,000 CAMO Care Packages to be sent to deployed U.S. troops overseas before the holidays.
Mecklenburg, Hahn and other guests penned personalized messages on postcards to be included in the CAMO Care Packages, offering well wishes and words of gratitude and encouragement.
Through a partnership with non-profit Operation Troop Aid (OTA), the CAMO Care Packages will be filled with various items from snacks to toiletries and will be sent to legal-drinking age service members just in time for the holidays.”
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