Hi Broncos Country! My name is Katie W. and this is my first year as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader. As a rookie, I am still taking it all in and am thankful every day for the opportunity to be part of this team. In only half a season, this team has given me unforgettable memories, the most rewarding being those that touch others lives. Through the Broncos organization, I have experienced this first hand either at a home game, community event, or one of our own fundraisers like Keeping Kids on Track.
I would like to share a story about one occasion that is particularly special to me. Every practice we are in routine of checking for upcoming appearances and charity events to sign up for. As I was browsing through the dates and times, there was one event that especially stood out: the Ian Wallace Memorial Golf Tournament. My stomach dropped. Ian Wallace was a good friend of mine that was killed in a car accident our senior year of high school. Unfortunately after college I had lost touch with some of our friends and his family. I knew then it was not just a coincidence that I was being connected back to these wonderful people.
Ian’s parents had no idea that I was a Broncos Cheerleader when they requested our attendance at the event. Their reaction when I showed up was unforgettable. I spoke at the luncheon following the golf tournament and reminded everyone to truly be grateful for the life we each live, never take anything for granted, and appreciate each moment, because you never know when it will be your last. I encourage you all to live this way as well and truly ENJOY life!
In memory of Ian James Wallace, Live Life & Love Life!