On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5-6 p.m. Orange Ride pregame tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    6:00 p.m. Orange Ride departs stadium to Tavern Downtown to watch the Broncos game
    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • 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.
  • Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Sign up at http://broncosbunch.com

  • 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.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Saccomano's Career Honored

Posted Jun 4, 2014

The Broncos' former vice president of corporate communications was honored for his distinguished career at the Denver Athletic Club's banquet Wednesday night.

DENVER -- The final honor given Wednesday night at the Denver Athletic Club's Athlete of the Year Awards Banquet was a career achievement award to former Broncos PR man Jim Saccomano.

Saccomano recently retired after 36 years with the Broncos, in which he worked under six different job titles. Most recently, he was the team's vice president of corporate communications.

"I’m humbled and I’m honored, and I don’t think that’ll be a feeling that’ll ever go away," Saccomano said.

Wednesday night's honor only adds to a host of accolades Saccomano received during his career, including the inaugural Pete Rozelle Award (1990), given annually to the NFL’s outstanding public relations staff, and the Charlie Callahan Award for Public Relations.

Last season, the press box at Sports Authority Field at Mile High was re-named in his honor.

"He's the guardian of team history and he's the keeper of the flame," said Andrew Mason, the independent analyst of DenverBroncos.com, who has known Saccomano for 12 years. "He's the living, breathing embodyment of the Broncos' half-century legacy."

A Denver native, Saccomano bought his first Broncos season tickets in 1964. In total, he has seen 876 games in person.

"To have grown up here and then to be recognized...It just was very cool, very exciting," he said.

His best memories include the people, relationships and Hall of Fame inductions, but Saccomano said the Super Bowl championships stand out the most.

In his acceptance speech, he detailed the keys to a successful career: "Keep it simple. Keep it honest. Work real hard."

The longest-tenured pro sports administrator in Colorado history at the time of his retirement, Saccomano is now in a consulting role with the Broncos.

He closed his speech Wednesday night by quoting longtime Yankees Manager Billy Martin.

"Many people have been honored...who are more accomplished than I," he said. "Many have been honored more deserving than I. But no one’s ever been honored who is more proud than I. I thank you all very, very much.”

Facebook Comments

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