On June 8th, I noted that Floyd’s cancer fund had grown from nearly $30,000 to just over $75,000. As the fund sits this Monday morning, Floyd is just shy of halfway to his goal of $250,000. The love and generosity that Broncos Country has shown Floyd is truly remarkable, but he’s not there yet.
Over the weekend, Broncos PR legend Jim Saccomano detailed many of Floyd’s contributions in an article on the Denver Broncos website, the least of which was his personal effort to bring the Denver Broncos into compliance with stipulations mandated by the AFL-NFL merger.
Not only was Little “The Franchise” for the Broncos, but he walked door-to-door to help drum up financial support that would ultimately lead to the expansion of that ballpark to become Mile High Stadium, meeting all standards set by the NFL merger.
The civic drive to raise the funds necessary for the stadium project ended in February of 1968, and construction began on a 16,000 seat upper deck that raised capacity above 50,000 for the 1968 season. Bears Stadium was officially renamed Denver Mile High Stadium on December 14, 1968.
On Saturday, July 4th, Floyd Little celebrated his 78th birthday. Please consider giving a little to the man who gave the Denver Broncos so much so he may celebrate many more with all of us here in Broncos Country.
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