ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, the team and the NFL Foundation have committed $30,000 to Denver Public Schools' A to Z fund to support education equity.
The team's first-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, Chubb has been active in the Denver community, both through the team and his personal Chubb Foundation endeavors. The fourth-year veteran was recognized as the team's community co-rookie of the year in 2018 and one of the Broncos' 2020 Community Ambassadors.
"Everyone needs to have an equal playing field, whether it comes to funding or gaining opportunities. It's about everyone being able to grow together," Chubb said. "Education is a huge part of a child's growth. I remember when I would go to school, I would be excited to see my teachers and classmates. I want the same for these kids. I want everyone to have a fun, safe learning environment."
The A to Z Fund provides grants to schools for programs and activities that go beyond the limits of schools' budgets. Through this program, grants are awarded to schools for educational materials, athletic equipment, enrichment classes, competition fees, field trip expenses and more.
The donation made by the Chubb Foundation, the Denver Broncos Social Justice Fund and the NFL Foundation's Player Matching Social Justice Grant Program, will enhance classroom learning and assist in providing equal opportunities for students district-wide to participate in enrichment opportunities.
"We were thrilled to continue our partnership with Bradley, the Chubb Foundation and the Denver Broncos to directly support needs within local schools," said Sara Hazel, Interim CEO and Vice President of Development, Denver Public Schools Foundation. "The DPS Foundation invests directly in DPS educators through grantmaking with the A to Z Fund, which is made possible through contributions like these. One of our core values is equity, which means ensuring schools have access to resources students need to reach their highest potential—whether through a culturally responsive library, positive racial identity and mentor programs, or field trips to college campuses. Through the A to Z Fund, we are able to provide educators with resources to make this happen."
Denver Public Schools Foundation was established in 1992 and has become a pillar for community investment in Denver Public Schools. Since 2006, the DPS Foundation has awarded more than 1,500 A to Z Fund classroom grants totaling more than $2 million to meet basic needs of classrooms, teachers and students.