The Broncos opened up Be a Champion in the Community Week with a visit to Whittier School and the Denver Center for International Studies on Monday afternoon.
Throughout the week, the team will be spending time with different community partners in the greater Denver area.
“Our primary goal is to get an all-hands-on-deck approach involved in all of our community platforms,” Vice President of Community Development Cindy Kellogg said. “What’s special about this year in particular is having an entire week devoted to our community initiatives. In its second year, I think this will really bolster the impact of that, as well as introduce our players to the work that our organization is doing in the community.”
To start the week’s events, cornerback Mario Butler, tight end Joel Dreessen, guard Ben Garland, defensive end Malik Jackson, linebacker Steven Jackson, center Quentin Saulsberry and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga visited Whittier students at recess to promote healthy, active lifestyles. Cornerback Omar Bolden, cornerback Tony Carter, wide receiver Greg Orton and wide receiver Gerell Robinson did the same at Denver Center for International Studies.
“It’s good to get out in the community and interact with young fans,” Dreessen said in between games of four square. “Especially to visit a school and get to play at recess with them.”
The players split up and played different games with the elementary- and middle-school students.
As someone who makes his living being active, Dreessen said that the cause of the day’s visit was especially important to him.
“It’s important to stay active,” the tight end said of his message to the students. “Stay off the cell phones, stay away from the video games – there is a lot of fun to be had outside.”