Coming Up
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks The Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in the team's first road game of the 2014 season. The game will be televised on CBS.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Denver Broncos Pink Game The Denver Broncos annual Salute to Survivors halftime recognition, celebrating breast cancer survivors at the team's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Broncos vs. Cardinals The Broncos face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:05 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT Drive for Life XVII

    Bonfils Blood Center and the Denver Broncos work together on an annual Drive for Life event which is the largest single day blood drive in Colorado.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Click here for more information about the 2014 DFL event.

    Learn more from Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway and 9News' Cheryl Preheim about 2014 Drive for Life.

  • Sun., Oct. 12, 2014 11:00 AM MDT Denver Broncos at New York Jets The Denver Broncos travel to Met Life Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Oct. 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT Hometown Huddle Broncos Hometown Huddle
  • Sun., Oct. 19, 2014 6:30 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers The Denver Broncos take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Ayers Shows His Support

Posted Mar 5, 2012

On Friday, Robert Ayers went to Cherry Creek High School's pep assembly to help cap off the school's Wish Week.


DENVER -- Robert Ayers spent his Friday afternoon back at high school, shooting three-pointers.

No, the defensive lineman isn't looking at a career change. Rather, he was showing his support for Cherry Creek High School's "Wish Week."

"It's incredible," Student Body President Parker Danneberg said. "Being able to have Robert and the (Denver Broncos) Cheerleaders here, it's incredible. It's such a great cause, so the support that they're showing is awesome."

Ayers took part in a three-point shooting contest along with some Cherry Creek students against members of the varsity basketball team, helping to rile up the crowd at the pep assembly.

"Everyone out there was ecstatic to see him," Danneberg said.

Ayers joked on Twitter that he was 6-for-20 shooting, but he was happy to show his support for the cause.

"It was a great idea I heard about and something that I could do to help out a child," Ayers said. "I tried to take advantage of it."

The cause is Haley, an 11-year-old from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A Broncos fan, Haley's wish is to go on a Disney cruise. The school spent "Wish Week" looking to raise $5,000 to help make that wish come true.

In addition, the school wanted to raise $5,000 for John Thompson through Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, which looks to honor older generations by granting their wishes as well.

Thompson's wish is to visit his family in Minnesota.

"All week long we've had different events," Danneberg explained of the fundraising. "Monday night we put a putt-putt course in the building so kids could come play putt-putt in the halls. We had a talent show (Thursday) night, we had a celebrity basketball game -- a bunch of the (University of Colorado) athletes came down and played against our teachers."

The final piece was Friday's pep rally, which included a performance by the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and a check presentation to both foundations. The school donated half of what it earned to Make-A-Wish and half to Bloom's foundation.

"Unfortunately Haley's sick," Ayers said -- the 11-year-old was back in the hospital. "But just to interact for the kids and show support for the people that are here means a lot."

Ayers' younger brother is a freshman at Cherry Creek, so he was happy he could keep his appearance a secret for so long -- even if his brother eventually found out a little early.

"I'm just glad I could help out," Ayers smiled.

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.