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Ashley

Ashley

  • Occupation: Educational Assistant for Severe Needs
  • Hometown: Yardville, NJ
  • Tenure: 2
  • College: CU

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader? The best thing about being a DBC is having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of youth in our community. Being a role model for the girls in our all-star program has been a blessing for me. I hope that they learn and grow as much from me as I do from them!

What is your most memorable experience? My most memorable experience was attending the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s annual “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” fashion show last season. I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful and talented individuals and walk them down the runway! I felt so blessed to have been a part of such an incredible night and to have witnessed such joy as they all had their moments on that runway.

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader? The best thing about being a DBC is having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of youth in our community. Being a role model for the girls in our all-star program has been a blessing for me. I hope that they learn and grow as much from me as I do from them!

What is your most memorable experience? My most memorable experience was attending the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s annual “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” fashion show last season. I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful and talented individuals and walk them down the runway! I felt so blessed to have been a part of such an incredible night and to have witnessed such joy as they all had their moments on that runway.

How do you spend your time off the field? I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and boyfriend. I have recently become interested in golfing as well, so I have been spending some serious time at the driving range!

What is your occupation and how does being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader affect your work? I am currently an educational assistant for severe special needs at Plum Creek Academy. I also coach the ThunderRidge Varsity Poms team in Highlands Ranch. As often as possible I try to pass on the skills that I learn through Broncos to the girls that I coach; not just in terms of dancing, but life skills as well. I must admit that trying to balance three schedules gets a little tricky at times, but I love what I do and am thankful for the opportunities I have been given.

Who do you admire most in the Sports industry? The person I admire most in the sports industry is Todd Helton. Not only has be remained an incredible athlete over the years, but he shows true character and loyalty by being one of very few players in the MLB who has spent his whole career with one club. Denver is lucky to have him!

What is your favorite book? I am currently reading The Great Gatsby for the second time, so I guess I’d have to say it is probably my favorite! Although, The Hunger Games Trilogy is a close second :)

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years I see myself living in Colorado, coaching dance, and working for the Broncos! Hopefully with a Super Bowl ring on my finger ;)

What is the best thing about Broncos fans? Broncos fans aren't fair-weather fans! The weather in Denver can change from 60 degrees and sunny to 25 degrees and snowing in a matter of a few hours, but on game day, Broncos fans are at the stadium in blue and orange no matter what!!!

What do you do in your spare time to relax? I love taking yoga at CorePower to relax after a stressful day. I also love sleeping when I get a chance to!

What is your best advice to kids? I have always lived by the philosophy that striving for excellence isn’t an expectation; it’s a way of life. Keep in mind that today will be a successful day so long as you are better than you were yesterday, with the confidence that tomorrow will blow today out of the water.

What is the best gift you ever received? The best gift I ever received was my Broncos necklace at the end of the year banquet last season!

Most important goal in life? My most important goal in life is to create a lasting impact on every person I come in contact with. At the end of my life, I want to look back and be able to say that I made a difference in the lives of those around me. The best way I can begin to accomplish this goal is by being a good role model for the kids I meet and work with through Broncos.

What is the one place you would most like to visit? If I could go anywhere it would be Bora Bora. I want to stay in one of those huts in the middle of the water and just forget about the world for a little while :)

Who has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration is my Uncle Dan, who fought Pancreatic cancer for nearly 3 years until he passed in November of 2011. In the hustle and bustle of our busy days, it's so easy to forget what is really important, but my uncle taught me to cherish the little things and never take a single moment for granted. I know that he is with me every day, giving me strength when I need it and helping me reach my goals!

What is the one thing that you value most in life? My faith.

What is the toughest part about being a cheerleader? The hardest part about being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader is finding time for sleep!! From the late night practices to the games and events, our schedules become extremely busy. Majority of the women on our team have full time jobs so our days tend to be pretty lengthy.

Who are two people you would like to have dinner with? I would love to have dinner with Beyonce and Twitch from SYTYCD (probably not at the same time!)

What are your favorite things to do in Denver?I love going to sporting events, so depending on the season you can find me at any Rockies or Nuggets games!

Favorite sport to participate in? I have recently started enjoying volleyball! I’m not great at it, but it’s such a fun Sunday activity!

What are the three words that best describe you? Persistent, Honest and Determined

What is your most prized possession? My Broncos uniform! Every time I put it on I am reminded of how blessed I am to wear it. I love being able to represent Colorado in blue and orange and to be a role model for kids within the community. I never want to give it back!

What is your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment is graduating from college. This past May I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Throughout all of college I worked and paid all of my living expenses myself which has made me very independent and responsible. I am a proud alum and will forever be a Buffalo! GO BUFFS!

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