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Toni D.

Toni D.

  • Occupation: High school Poms coach
  • Hometown: Apple Valley, Minn.
  • Tenure: 3
  • College: University of Minnesota

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader?
The best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader is all of the amazing opportunities we get to go out and meet people in the community. I would never have the opportunities to work with so many charities that I do without the Broncos organization.

What is your most memorable experience?
My most memorable experience while being on the team is still the first time I walked out of the tunnel. The rush of adrenaline was unlike anything I have ever experienced before.

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader?
The best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader is all of the amazing opportunities we get to go out and meet people in the community.  I would never have the opportunities to work with so many charities that I do without the Broncos organization.  

What is your most memorable experience?
My most memorable experience while being on the team is still the first time I walked out of the tunnel.  The rush of adrenaline was unlike anything I have ever experienced before.

How do you spend your time off the field?
I spend my time off the field exploring and enjoying Colorado.  Not being a Colorado native, I love seeing the mountains, going on hikes, paddle boarding and being outside as much as I can.


What is your occupation and how does being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader affect your work?
I am currently a high school Poms coach so being a Broncos Cheerleader goes hand in hand with what I do.  It’s an opportunity for me to encourage young women to go for their dreams and better themselves in their dance ability but also in their confidence and how they conduct themselves in their daily lives.    

Who do you admire most in the Sports industry?
I admire the fan base the most being in the Sports industry.  The fans are what make the industry thrive and it is so amazing to be a part of such a huge, and supportive community.

What is your favorite book?
My most recent favorite series of books is The Hunger Games.  I couldn’t put them down and read all three books in less than a week.  

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself still heavily involved in the Sports industry.  Whether it be working for the NFL or reporting, or still having dance in my life somehow I know I'll be happy. 

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
The best thing about Broncos fans is their loyalty.  Everywhere I go I always see Broncos shirts, car decals and every type of apparel you can think of.  It doesn’t matter if we just lost a game, the fans are fans win or lose.  But of course we like to see our Broncos win!

What do you do in your spare time to relax?
In my spare time when I need to relax I love to grab a good book and lay out at the pool. 

What is your best advice to kids?
My best advice to kids is to be proud of who you are and your accomplishments.  Everyone is different and if you compare yourself to others or try to be just like them, it will drive you crazy.  

What is the best gift you ever received?
The best gift I ever received is an antique ring handed down to me from my great aunt.  It was something my mom was given and wore when I was growing up and I always loved it.  My parents gave it to me for my golden birthday and it is still my favorite thing I own! 

Most important goal in life?
My most important goal in life is to be happy.  My dad always says "If you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life".  I have to say I love my job!

What is the one place you would most like to visit?
The place I would most like to visit is Italy.  I would love the opportunity to see where my family comes from

What is the one thing that you value most in life?
I value my family more than anything.  Moving to Colorado was a major life change for me since my entire family lives in Minnesota and I cherish all the time I get to spend with them when I visit. 
 
What is the toughest part about being a cheerleader?
The toughest thing about being an NFL Cheerleader is balancing work and being a Cheerleader.  I always want to be involved with anything Broncos but I also have a commitment to my other jobs and it is difficult finding that balance. 

Two people you would like to have dinner with?
Two people I would like to have dinner with would be my great grandfather and Tim McGraw. 

What are your favorite things to do in Denver?
My favorite things to do in Denver are enjoying sporting events such as Rockies, Outlaws, and Avalanche games.  Football is my favorite sport but I enjoy watching all types of sports. 

What is your favorite sport to participate in?
My favorite sport to participate in, even though I am not very good, is volleyball.  I have always loved the sport and still enjoy playing it. 

What are the three words that best describe you?
Charismatic, adventurous, down to earth

What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment aside from making the team would have to be that I am the new face of Angela King Designs.  I felt like winning the competition was such a long shot that I didn't expect it so when they announced me as the winner I was shocked but extremely thrilled. 

 

 

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