Some players make bad choices about how they spend their time away from the football field. We hear about these choices on the news for days, even weeks later. But many more players do some pretty awesome things on their time away from their regular jobs and Mile High Report wants to make sure these players get the recognition they deserve.
On Tuesday Broncos O-Linemen Louis Vasquez and Manny Ramirez joined Miles and some of the Broncos cheerleaders and Broncos staff members in an effort to build a playground in one day. This service day was a joint effort by CarMax, KaBOOM! Playground Builds, and Rocky Mountain Communities. The playground will serve more than 400 children in Denver.
Manny and Lou presented a check and helped with the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playground! #BeAChampion pic.twitter.com/7BoJ5GLaWb— Broncos Off Field (@BroncosOffField) September 30, 2014
From the Denver Broncos press release:
KaBoom! is a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all children, particularly the 16 million American children living in poverty, are afforded active play areas that inspire, empower, educates and elevates conversation about the importance of play in children's lives.
I think is goes without saying that having some Broncos players attend these events, even just for a photo opportunity, brings more attention to these non-profit organizations than they would ever receive normally. Find out more info about KaBoom! and Rocky Mountain Communities.
Here's a video of the playground build.
Other Bronco players including Julius Thomas, Ben Garland, and Kenny Anunike were also out in the community on Tuesday visiting local schools. You can learn more about what the Broncos players are up to off the field by following @BroncosOffField on twitter.
.@Julius_Thomas reading to kids at @dps_foundation school & donated ALL these books from his book drive! #BeAChampion pic.twitter.com/G2UXFaLFDU— Broncos Off Field (@BroncosOffField) September 30, 2014
Capping off a big @Broncos community day we have @BenGarland63 & @ANU_NIKE91 visiting local HS FB teams #BeAChampion pic.twitter.com/xFHYJHED9m— Broncos Off Field (@BroncosOffField) September 30, 2014
"For them to put up a whole entire playground in a single morning is incredible," Vasquez said. "It's our responsibility, and we just feel the need to always give back."