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Broncos charities: A guide to current and former Denver Broncos players' community work

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The Broncos do a lot of amazing things off the field, in addition to setting records on the field. Here's a rundown of how current and former Bronco players are giving back to the Denver community and in many cases their hometowns.

Every year players participate in Broncos sponsored community and charity events (Salute to Fans Tour, Drive for Life Blood Drive, Crush Night, etc.), plan their own events (youth football camps, foundations in their home town), and support their teammates charitable work.

As a Denver sports fan I found a lot of this information difficult to find. So I started a website DenverSportsCommunityEvents.com (yes it's a long name - DSCE for short) to try and track these events. You can sign up for a monthly newsletter or follow DSCE on twitter @DenSportsCommEv for more info, but the plan is to have this information more accessible on MHR as well. This guide is part of that plan.

See something that's missing below? Say something in the comments and I'll update this post.

In addition to giving contact info for the player's foundation (when I could find it) I'm also including the personal twitter account for players, when applicable, so you can give a shout out to the players for the work they are doing. And remember, there are lots of players not listed here who do a lot of great thing in their communities by hosting individual events, donating their time or autographs, attending their teammates events.

Current Bronco Players Community and Charity Organizations

PLAYER NAME HOW THEY GIVE BACK CONTACT INFO MORE INFO
Ryan Clady Sharon Kemp Clady Foundation Ryan Clady: @RyanClady The Sharon Kemp Clady Foundation, named after Clady's late mother, hosts holiday shopping trips for families in need.
Orlando Franklin Orlando Franklin #74 Foundation

Twitter - @OFranklin74FDN

Orlando Franklin: @OFranklin74

Franklin started his foundation to help at-risk youth in his hometown Toronto.
Ben Garland SoDE Solution

www.sodesolution.org

Ben Garland: @BenGarland63

Garland is the Executive Director of SoDE Solution, which raises money to benefit women rescued from human trafficking around the globe.
Virgil Green Team Virgil - United Way

http://www.unitedwaytc.org/news/pledge-volunteer-team-virgil-green

Virgil Green: @VGreen85

Virgil Green teamed up with United Way to help cut the high school drop out rate in half.
Chris Harris Jr. Chris Harris Jr. Foundation

http://www.chrisharrisjr.com/foundation/

Chris Harris Jr.: @ChrisHarrisJr

Chris Harris Jr. started this foundation to help kids rise above their circumstances and strive for greatness. The foundation hosts football camps and holiday shopping sprees.
Peyton Manning Peyback Foundation http://www.peytonmanning.com/peyback-foundation The Peyback Foundation has given over 10 million dollars to youth programs in Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee, and Louisiana.
Von Miller Von's Vision

http://www.vonmiller.org/

Von Miller: @MillerLite40

Von's Vision raises money to provide low-income Denver children with eye care and corrective eyewear.
Jacob Tamme Swings for Soldiers

http://www.swingsforsoldiers.org/

Jacob Tamme: @JacobTamme

Swings for Soldiers is a charity golf tournament that raises money for Home For Our Troops. HFOTs uses that money to build adapted homes for wounded veterans.
Demaryius Thomas Youth Football Camps

http://www.procamps.com/demaryiusthomas

Demaryius Thomas: @DemaryiusT

Demaryrius Thomas hosts youth football camps in Denver every summer.
Mitch Unrein Host - Denver Draft Party

http://www.denverdraftparty.com/

Mitch Unrein: @MitchellJUnrein

Unrein hosted the charity bowling Denver Draft Party event this year and in general does a ton of charitable work in the Denver community.
Wes Welker Wes Welker Foundation

http://weswelkerfoundation.org/

Wes Welker: @WesWelker

The Wes Welker Foundation raises funds to support at-risk youth in Welker's hometown, Oklahoma City. I know Welker also hosted a youth football camp this summer.
Derek Wolfe Wolfe Pack Foundation

http://www.wolfepack.org/

@wolfepack95

The Wolfe Pack Foundation raises money to benefit projects that aid underprivileged and at-risk youth in Colorado and Ohio.


Former Bronco Players Community and Charity Organizations

PLAYER NAME HOW THEY GIVE BACK CONTACT INFO MORE INFO
Denver Broncos Alumni Assoc. Partnering with a variety of charities http://denverbroncosalumni.org/partners/charities/ The Salvation Army is the 2014 charity for this Assoc.
John Elway Elway Foundation & The Heroes Foundation

@johnelway

These foundations raise funds to help prevent child abuse and support America's heroes
Karl Macklenburg REACH Foundation

kmreach.org

@KarlMecklenburg

The REACH Foundation helps foster a love of reading for K-5th graders in Denver schools
Wesley Woodyard 16 Ways Foundation

www.16ways.org

@WoodDro52

The 16 Ways Foundation helps at-risk youths.
Zane Beadles Zane Beadles Parade Foundation

zaneparade.org

@zanebeadles

The Parade Foundation supports the journey of young people going through life-changing medical experiences
Brian Griese Judi's House

www.judishouse.org

@briangriese

Judi's House helps support children who have lost of loved one
Eric Decker Decker Dogs

freedomservicedogs.org

@EricDecker87

Decker Dogs helps train service dogs for returning veterans
John Lynch John Lynch Foundation www.johnlynchfoundation.org The John Lynch Foundation helps to recognize and encourage students who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement