Tuesday night, linebacker Wesley Woodyard and teammates Nate Irving, David Bruton, Demaryius Thomas and Matt Prater provided brain power to teams competing in a pub quiz for prizes.
More importantly, the group helped raise money for Colorado Youth at Risk and Woodyard’s 16Ways Foundation.
“We definitely hit on a lot of the same things,” Woodyard said of his foundation and Colorado Youth at Risk. “They’re touching kids’ lives and so do I. We all try to grasp that concept of giving back to the youth at risk in Colorado and throughout the world. That’s one of the reasons why I partnered up with them.”
The Touchdowns for Tomorrow: Trivia Night event was held at Rackhouse Pub and hosted by the Geeks Who Drink’s Quiz for a Cause.
Teams of four could register for the event for a fee, then bid on Broncos to join their team during a live auction at the start of the evening.
“I get a chance to team up against some of my teammates, so it’s going to be fun,” Woodyard laughed. “Hopefully I have some answers.”
Colorado Youth at Risk aims to reduced the amount of high school dropouts by pairing youth with adult mentors. Woodyard’s 16Ways Foundation has a similar purpose. The foundation recognizes an emotional need for at-risk youth.
“At-risk youth require reassurance that they matter, in order for them to achieve their highest possible academic and social levels, with the intent to become productive, contributing members of society,” reads the mission statement on the foundation’s website.
The foundation works on a national level to develop and implement workshops, seminars, camps and other activities designed to build self-esteem, promote responsibility and provide knowledge.
Tuesday’s event was an especially fun way to help raise money toward that cause, and the next fundraising event comes at the end of the month — Woodyard’s second annual MVP Dinner on Sept. 25. Woodyard said it meant a lot that his teammates came out to show their support on Tuesday.
“It’s always good to see these guys come out for something like this,” Woodyard said. “It’s real exciting to see.”