During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.
Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.
The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders started Cheer for the Troops in 2007 when former Cheerleader Jenn Kelly found out from her fiancé there was a need for “basics” for men and women who were serving overseas. That year the Cheerleaders collected, boxed, and shipped supplies and Christmas gifts to a small group of Colorado Soldiers. Every year the tradition continued and grew as the Cheerleader’s co-workers, friends and families started to donate supplies.
Last year thousands of pounds of hygiene, food, and fun items were collected by JDBC families and Broncos Fans. The program grew so much that the organization “Colorado Supporting Our Troops” stepped in to help pack and distribute items to units most in need.
This year, in partnership with Freddy’s Restaurants, there will be collection sites at Freddy’s locations all throughout the Denver metro area during the month of November. Freddy, the restaurant founder, is a proud WW2 vet and has always believed in “Serving those who serve.” To learn more about Freddy and our partnership visit: http://freddysusa.com/cheerforthetroops/
Commonly requested items:
*Ground Coffee and dried creamer
*K cups for Keurig coffee machines
*Freeze Dried Fruits
Chips (individually wrapped)
Cookies (individually packaged)
Pre-Packaged Baked Goods
Holiday Candy (no chocolate)
To-Go Drink Packets
Tuna in a Bag
Snack Pack Puddings
*Gold Bond Foot/Body Powder
* Lotrimin Foot Care Products
Bar Soap (unscented)
Moisturizing Eye Drops
Antibacterial gel (non-alcohol)
Mouthwash (travel size/alcohol free)
Other Holiday Gifts:
*Pre-Paid Phone Cards
*Thick Cotton/Wool Socks (calf high)
*Posters of Colorado
*Twin Flannel Sheets
* most commonly requested items