Students at John Amesse Elementary School were treated to guest appearances from Miles the Mascot and five Broncos — defensive linemen Malik Jackson, Sealver Siliga and Ben Garland as well as safety David Bruton and tight end Julius Thomas.
Each of the players visited multiple classrooms and read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” by Dr. Seuss to the enthusiastic young students. After reading, each player also answered students’ questions. The main purpose of the event was to encourage kids to do their best in the classroom, which is something Bruton said is now more important than ever.
“Especially with how today’s job forces are, everything needs some type of college education,” said Bruton, who spent time as a substitute teacher in the 2011 offseason. “Every single one of them has mentioned that they want to go to college and graduate and be doctors and lawyers. They’re very ambitious kids. You just have to instill that message that it’s not given to them. Once you get out of high school, you have another four years or eight years or 12 years of school after that. You have to take each day one day at a time, but do great things with them.”