Thanks to long snapper Lonie Paxton and his friend Corey Fairbanks, the Broncos practice on Thursday afternoon took place with a handful of special guests watching from the VIP tent adjacent to the practice fields.
Paxton, who is the vice president of the Active Force Foundation, which makes four-wheel mountain bikes to be used by disabled sports communities, hosted a handful of wounded members of the U.S. Military.
“We brought all these wounded soldiers out today so they could get an opportunity to meet some of the guys,” said Fairbanks, Executive Director of the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation. “It means a lot to these guys to be able to come out and get thanked for their service. We’re pretty excited about it.”
Fairbanks said that he and the wounded members of the military thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the Broncos players.
“It’s great,” Fairbanks said. “These guys are just guys like everybody else. And we like hanging out with just guys. Getting to see these guys and say hello to all of them is a dream come true for a lot of guys.”