ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Elway became the latest member of the Broncos' organization to make a donation to the state's ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Elway, the Broncos' president of football operations/general manager, has made a personal donation of $50,000 to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund, Colorado governor Jared Polis announced Thursday.
"On behalf of the State of Colorado, it is my pleasure to thank the Denver Broncos and John Elway for their generous donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund," said Governor Polis. "Year after year, Coloradans have supported our Denver Broncos, and today I am beyond proud to thank the Denver Broncos for their support of Coloradans in our time of need. The Broncos' support of the COVID-19 Relief Fund will help ensure that communities in every corner of our state receive the relief they deserve and the resources they need to navigate this crisis."
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The Broncos previously pledged $500,000 to the relief fund on March 18, and the organization also donated 100,000 meal to Food Bank of the Rockies. The Broncos also helped to host a Personal Protective Equipment Drive on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High.
Several Broncos players have also made donations to help the cause. Kicker Brandon McManus donated 20,000 meals to Food Bank of the Rockies, and safety Justin Simmons made a $10,000 donation to the Denver Public Schools Foundation's Food Security Fund.
Elway, who has spent nearly the entirety of his adult life in Colorado after being traded to the Broncos in 1983, now adds to the team's support.
"All those hospital workers and the doctors and the nurses and everybody that's going through this, that's really the front line of this battle — and really, war," Elway said in an interview with BroncosTV on Wednesday. "I'd just like to thank them for all that they're doing. My son-in-law is one of those. He's a doctor in Sacramento. He's one of those that's on the front line. They truly are the warriors. Just [want to] say thank you and [share our] continued support and we really appreciate it."
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