DENVER — The Denver Broncos announced on Tuesday that the team will bring its two Youth of the Year award winners from the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Senior Youth of the Year award winner BreAnna Ray and her younger brother Louis Ray IV, the Junior Youth of the Year award winner, were selected for their respective honors as a result of their leadership and commitment to the Broncos Boys & Girls club. Their father, Louis Ray III, who volunteers countless hours at the Broncos Boys & Girls Club, and Club Director Rich Barrows will also accompany them on the trip with all expenses covered by the Broncos.
"We are joyful to have these two outstanding young people in our community—siblings Louis and BreAnna Ray—accompany us to Super Bowl 50 along with their father who has worked so tirelessly on behalf of our Broncos Boys & Girls Club, and the most amazing Club director out there, Rich Barrows," said Broncos Vice President of Community Development Cindy Kellogg.
"Our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver for more than a decade has resulted in so many positives for children in our community—young lives being changed. We are so honored to have them be part of such an historical journey for our organization."
BreAnna Ray, a 12-year member of the Broncos Boys & Girls Club—graduated from the Denver School for Science and Technology in 2015 and is currently enrolled at Johnson and Wales University pursuing her dream to own a restaurant. She is co-president of the Keystone Club and has attended state and national Keystone conferences as a result of her leadership and service for the club over the years.
Louis Ray IV, is in his fifth year at the Broncos Boys & Girls Club. His goal is to graduate high school with a 4.0 GPA and earn a scholarship for football and academics at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He regularly volunteers at Montbello Manor, a local senior center and his church in addition to the Broncos Boys & Girls Club.