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Broncos Boys & Girls Club members surprise Justin Simmons with 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nomination
Watch as teens from the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club, along with Head Coach Vic Fangio and Defensive Backs Coach Renaldo Hill, surprise Justin Simmons with the news that he is the Broncos' nominee for the 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award presented by Nationwide.
Through the Years: Justin Simmons' work in the community
Take a look back at some of the highlights of the community work of Justin Simmons, the Broncos' 2019 and 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee.
My Cause My Cleats: Broncos represent their personal causes in Week 13 game
Broncos players wore custom cleats on Sunday during their Week 13 game against Kansas City as part of the annual My Cause My Cleats campaign, for which players select meaningful causes to represent on their shoes to raise awareness.
My Cause My Cleats 2020: A look at the players' custom cleats
Flip through photos of dozens of players' custom cleats representing causes close to their hearts for the 2020 My Cause My Cleats campaign.
Salute to Service: A view of the Broncos' efforts to recognize military service during their Week 11 game
During the Broncos' Week 11 game against the Dolphins, the team recognized the service of military members for Salute to Service.
Vic Fangio donates more than $10,000 in Nike football equipment to youth football program
Head Coach Vic Fangio surprised the Arapahoe Youth League Eagles football program with a donation of more than $10,000 worth of Nike football equipment on November 18, 2020. (Photos by Lemar Griffen)
Broncos continue Fight Like A Bronco outreach program in virtual format
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the ways the Broncos can conduct outreach for their Fight Like A Bronco program in 2020, it has not stopped them. In the month of October, they held several virtual and a few in-person events to show support to those fighting cancer or who are cancer survivors.
Broncos help encourage Colorado residents to get annual flu shots
To help encourage Colorado residents to get a flu shot before flu season, Ring of Fame safety Billy Thompson, Denver Broncos Cheerleader Rachael and Miles the mascot took part in an event at the governor's mansion.
Broncos, youth leagues recognize and honor football officials
The Denver Broncos recognized and honored youth football officials from seven youth football leagues located in the Denver metro area and surrounding regions during the weekend of Oct. 9. More than 200 local youth football officials were presented with individually prepared thank-you cards and a custom Broncos Youth Football Officials Appreciation Coin.
Broncos, Mile High United Way celebrate volunteerism during 2020 Denver Day of Service
The second annual Denver Day of Service, hosted by the Denver Broncos and Mile High United Way, included 500 hours of service across 35 projects in the Metro Denver community on Friday, Sept. 25. The annual, day-long event is designed to highlight the importance of community volunteerism and to amplify the significance of giving back. With a combination of socially distanced, in-person and remote opportunities, 250 volunteers participated to complete nearly three dozen volunteer projects.
Broncos players continue community outreach amid health and safety precautions
Even though players are unable to personally visit with members of the community in person because of COVID-19 precautionary protocols, they still found a way to make an impact this week.
Broncos add decals to helmets as part of social justice initiatives
The Broncos added decals to their helmets ahead of the start of the regular season to honor victims of racism and police brutality and support social justice initiatives.
Kickoff Luncheon serves Champions in our Community
Throughout the week of Aug. 31, the Broncos delivered more than 2,700 meals in the greater Denver metro area as part of the 2020 Kickoff Luncheon presented by U.S. Bank and Arrow Electronics.
Back to School with the Broncos Pop-Up Shop presented by King Soopers
Photos from the Back to School with the Broncos Pop-Up Shop presented by King Soopers.
Broncos, Food Bank of the Rockies host second mobile food pantry at Empower Field at Mile High
On Friday, volunteers from Food Bank of the Rockies and the Denver Broncos distributed food at Empower Field at Mile High for an estimated 3,000 families.
Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club reopens, unveils renovations
The Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club reopened on Monday after making significant renovations to the building.
Photos from the Broncos' player-led participation in Saturday's protest for racial justice
On Saturday, June 6, 2020, many Broncos players, coaches and other members of the organization took part in a protest for racial justice in downtown Denver.
Photos of the Broncos' community efforts in the Denver area
Over the years, the Broncos have worked to make a significant impact on their community through programming, events, direct grants and more.
Broncos, Food Bank of the Rockies host mobile food pantry at Empower Field at Mile High
On Monday, volunteers from Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver Human Services and the Denver Broncos distributed food at Empower Field at Mile High for more than 2,000 families. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock also joined the volunteers to help load supplies into vehicles.
Peyton Manning, Brandon Stokley visit Children's Hospital Colorado to donate blood during COVID-19 pandemic
To help encourage blood donations during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Broncos great Peyton Manning visited Children's Hospital Colorado with former teammate Brandon Stokley to donate blood. (Photos via Children's Hospital Colorado)
Broncos help host personal protective equipment drive for Colorado hospitals as part of COVID-19 response
Local residents drop off donations at Empower Field at Mile High during a personal protective equipment (PPE) drive to support Colorado hospitals hosted by the Colorado General Assembly House Majority Leader Alec Garnett and House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, Project C.U.R.E., Colorado Concern and the Denver Broncos. The donation drive is a response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health crisis, as PPE supplies are in critical shortage.
Chubb's Club Tour: Bradley Chubb's tour of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
During the offseason, Bradley Chubb is visiting as many branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver as he can.
Head Coach Vic Fangio visits Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office for Random Acts of Kindness Week
To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Head Coach Vic Fangio visited the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office for a meet-and-greet over breakfast and a tour of their offices on Thursday.
Phillip Lindsay joins fellow Denver star Chauncey Billups to support the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy Gala
At the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy Gala on Saturday, Phillip Lindsay served as the keynote speaker alongside another Denver native-turned-sports star, Chauncey Billups. Billups and Regis University Men's Head Basketball Coach Lonnie Porter serve as two of the Academy's leaders.
Justin Simmons helps inspire at Huddle For Your Community with Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees
Justin Simmons and other Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees from around the league participated in a Huddle For Your Community event with children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's Hank Kline Club at the club on Friday.
Courtland Sutton, Von Miller contribute to Huddle for 100 at Pro Bowl community projects
At the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando on Friday, Broncos representatives Courtland Sutton, Von Miller and Denver Broncos Cheerleader Jozie contributed to the NFL's Huddle for 100 with participation in multiple community projects.
Vic Fangio offers advice to high school coaches in wide-ranging session as part of Random Acts of Kindness Week
As part of Random Acts of Kindness Week, Head Coach Vic Fangio spoke to about two dozen high school coaches from across Colorado to share advice from his coaching career.
Denver Broncos invite Broncos Country to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week
The Denver Broncos are encouraging fans to support our communities by participating in Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 14-20), an annual tradition of celebrating and spreading kindness.
A sense of normalcy amid an absurd surprise: Health-care workers from Denver ecstatic to receive Super Bowl tickets
"I was just honored, just kind of like floored," Guillet said. "Like, what, I'm going to the Super Bowl? In shock, but super excited."
Broncos make $5,000 donation to Denver Foundation's Black Resilience in Colorado fund
"I feel like that's a perfect initiative of trying to give back and [provide] help for the Black community," Alexander Johnson said. "… And it shows what Black Americans have had to go through, from the time America was started till now, where we've had to overcome so much."
Broncos and CHSAA launch High School Football Virtual Combine
The all-virtual combine provides student-athletes with aspirations of playing college football the opportunity to create a player profile, upload highlights and statistics, and display talents while building an online recruiting brand platform.
Mile High Morning: Diontae Spencer speaks up about gun violence in roundtable discussion for PEOPLE
"[J]ust sharing it, I feel like it affects so many different people in communities that dealt with the same issue," Spencer said.
Mile High Morning: Looking back on the Broncos' push for social justice in 2020
The events of the spring and summer inspired several initiatives from the team and from players for the cause of racial justice.
Mile High Morning: Three Broncos continue to push for clemency for medically vulnerable incarcerated Coloradans
"There's so many people in prison, that are in our prisons right now, that are nonviolent, at high risk of exposure for COVID, have safe homes to return to, have stable jobs to return to, aren't threats to society that deserve a second chance at an opportunity to live their life," Simmons said.
Broncos affirm commitment to social justice with $250,000-plus donation
In the months that followed nationwide protests for racial justice, the Broncos have continued to champion the cause by starting two new programs, and on Thursday, the team announced a donation of more than $250,000 to player-designated organizations.
Broncos announce $250,000-plus donation to player-designated organizations through club's Social Justice Fund
More than 30 players participated in the review, voting and selection of five Colorado programs and organizations to each receive $40,000 through the team's Social Justice Fund.
How Broncos players are paying it forward by adopting families this holiday season amid COVID-19
When they were young, Dalton Risner and De'Vante Bausby experienced the generosity of their neighbors around the holidays. Now, they're paying it forward.
Brandon McManus named Week 14 NFLPA Community MVP
McManus launched a Helping for the Holidays program to help local restaurants and families in Denver.
Justin Simmons Foundation announces grants to support those in need during holiday season
The grants will provide holiday gifts for more than 130 children and support 25 families.
Rod Smith, Champ Bailey, Wesley Woodyard welcome Justin Simmons to elite group of Broncos' multi-time Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees
"[Since] Justin Simmons has been in Denver, I literally have watched this kid literally just give. That's in his spirit. That's who he is," Smith said.
'It means everything': Simmons humbled to receive community honor after eventful 2020
"All-Pro, Pro Bowls, all the things that come with what you're chasing after as an NFL player, this award means the most to me, personally," Simmons said.
Broncos recognize 2020 community champion award winners during Thursday's virtual team meeting
In addition to recognizing Justin Simmons as the team's 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee, the Broncos announced awards for six players.
Broncos nominate Justin Simmons for 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide
This is the second consecutive season that Simmons has earned the team's nomination for the national award.
Broncos encourage support for Colorado COVID Relief Fund amid spike in cases
The fund, which was established in March, helped provide support to Coloradans impacted by COVID-19.
Keeping spotlight on racial justice of vital importance for DeMarcus Walker, Malik Reed amid My Cause My Cleats campaign
On Sunday, Malik Reed, DeMarcus Walker and a few of their teammates will help keep the movement in the spotlight by representing Black Lives Matter on their custom cleats.
Tim Patrick, Noah Fant detail their choices for 2020 My Cause My Cleats campaign
For a fifth consecutive season, the NFL has permitted players to showcase causes and nonprofit organizations close to their hearts for the annual My Cause My Cleats campaign.
Select cleats to be auctioned for charity in 2020 Denver Broncos My Cause My Cleats Auction
Nearly 30 Broncos players will auction their My Cause My Cleats for charity with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting their designated nonprofit.
Broncos staff members select causes for 2020 My Cause My Kicks
For the fourth consecutive year, Broncos staff members had the opportunity to spotlight specific causes close to their hearts through an open submission process.
Denver Broncos Charities to make $50,000 donation to Colorado Restaurant Foundation
This donation is Denver Broncos Charities' second contribution to the Colorado Restaurant Foundation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broncos launch program for fans and community to show support for local Colorado businesses
Broncos Business Boost is committed to helping Colorado businesses rebound and recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 through multiple avenues.