ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It wasn't enough for Bradley Chubb to give his all during the Broncos' eighth practice of training camp.
After practice concluded, he gave some more, as he announced a donation to the Broncos' Stuff for Students campaign, which has encouraged fans to bring school supplies to camp each day. Through the Chubb Foundation, he donated four cases of backpacks, pencils, crayons and notebooks.
"We wanted to give back to the community because we were given so much as kids and we know not everybody was raised the same way," Chubb said. "My parents, through our belief and through our religion, we were always taught to give to others who may not have as much as we have. So, that's one thing we just wanted to do is just give back to the community, as much as we can. Whether it is through football camps [or] entrepreneurship classes. Whatever we can do to help the kids because at the end of the day the kids are our future. We just want to help build that from the ground up."
Chubb particularly felt drawn to supporting the campaign because his foundation has typically only done work in the Atlanta area, where he grew up, and he felt like it was time to start making an impact in Denver.
"Now that I have been up here for a year, I'm trying to get more comfortable with the area and more comfortable with the people," Chubb said. "So, I am trying to expand the Chubb Foundation up to Denver, Colorado. So [I am] working with the Broncos and the off-the-field team. I've donated four cases of school supplies to [the] Stuff for Students school drive this year. I am excited about it. I know fans can come out tomorrow and all open practices to help donate, as well. But this is just my donation. I'm just trying to put my foot into the Denver community as much as I can, and I am really excited about it."
After his first year as a Bronco, Chubb said he has felt the love from the community, from the cheers on game days to seeing people at restaurants and around the city. Through those interactions, he's striving to bring more of an impact off the field in his second season.
"I love everything about the Denver community," Chubb said. "The fans are so loyal, the fans are just people who are really genuine. Even if they see me out at a restaurant or something with my family, they don't make a big deal of it. 'Hey, we really appreciate you,' and then they go about their day. So, just things like that help me know that I am loved here in this community. I just want to give back to it as much as I can."
Fans who wish to donate to Stuff for Students can do so in person at any training camp practice by bringing any of the following items:
- Backpacks (for all ages)* Three-ring binders
- Spiral notebooks
- Colored markers or 24-count boxes of crayons
Monetary donations are accepted online through this link and at every training camp practice held at UCHealth Training Center.