Hi Broncos Country.
A couple of quick updates for everyone that we were excited to share.
First and foremost…construction is underway for the Darrent Williams Memorial Teen Center adjacent to the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club in Montbello and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We were just out at the Club on Monday to meet with local artist Jenny West, our own Nate Jackson, Teen Center Director Guy Johnson and Broncos Boys and Girls Club Director Rich Barrows to scope out a wall and brainstorm about a mural honoring Darrent for the Teen Center. You could absolutely feel the buzz from the kids as they have seen construction begin and we have recently confirmed a grand opening date: April 22, 2008! It is amazing to see the dream of these teens finally being realized and know we are just months away from a completed teen center–time to get busy making plans for that big celebration!
Our next update is not nearly as exciting but nevertheless a symbolic step for our Community Development Department. We spent most of Monday (and numerous days prior pre-packing and sorting) moving into a beautiful new office space at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Just down the hall from our previous office, the new one allows us all to be together as we were previous split up between two separate spaces. Amidst boxes, dust and a lot of discovering forgotten files we have settled into our new space feeling rejuvenated and looking forward to transferring all of that new energy into our community efforts in 2008.
Hope the New Year has been great so far for all of you as well…we’ll chat again soon!