The Denver Broncos Support Playworks to Make Impact at Local Schools

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The Denver Broncos have been a partner of Playworks to bring play to four elementary schools in Denver. Greenwood Academy, McMeen Elementary, Montview Elementary and Maxwell Elementary are the four schools funded by the Broncos partnership and benefit greatly from their support.

Chris Harris, Jr., Denver Broncos

In October of the 2018-19 school year, Broncos players joined students at McMeen Elementary and Greenwood Academy to participate in recess. While at recess, Denver Broncos jumped into games, showed positive behaviors, and had fun with students. Will Parks, Joe Jones, Justin Simmons, Dymonte Thomas, Shamarko Thomas, and River Cracraft had an awesome time leading Interception, games of foursquare, and knockout at McMeen Elementary.  At Greenwood Academy, Demaryius Thomas jumped his way through indoor recess at Greenwood with jump rope and a great game of rock, paper, scissors relay while Courtland Sutton danced the whole time with a group of students in the library. Due to a cold fall day, recess remained indoors for children to go to both the library or the gym.

Another exciting event Playworks and the Denver Broncos Community Development team collaborate on is the Hometown Huddle. This is an annual event where kids from Boys and Girls Club around the Denver Metro area participate in Playworks hosted games at the Denver Broncos Training Facility. More than 200 kids rotate between stations run by Playworks Coaches and Broncos players. The Hometown Huddle continues to be one of our favorite events together.

Ronald Leary, Denver Broncos

Additionally, the Denver Broncos Community Development team and players partner with Playworks to promote the Real Players Don’t Bully Campaign. Justin Simmons, Brandon McManus, and Casey Kreiter wore #RealPlayersDontBully shirts to help spread our mission that it’s cool to be kind.

We appreciate the continued support of the Denver Broncos to help us bring out the best in every kid through play. The partnership has given students in our program and the coaches that implement our services awesome community engagement opportunities.

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