On Thursday night, the Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis and the Broncos were honored by the Positive Coaching Alliance during the Jeans and Jerseys Denver Sports Awards.
PCA's mission is to "make youth sports a positive character-building experience for kids with an emphasis on teaching life lessons through sport," according to their website.
Ellis received the Excellence in Leadership Award from PCA on behalf of the Broncos, and spoke with local high school students who earned scholarships from PCA for their athletic success.
"Joe is the epitome of an executive who uses his professional platform for the betterment of others," the PCA event program read. "PCA is celebrating Joe for his effective leadership style, ethical business practice and reputation in the community as an executive."
The award is a reflection of the continued hard work and support the Broncos have contributed to youth sports in Denver and across Colorado.
"The Broncos are committed to improving lives in our community, and youth sports is one of our strategic focus areas," Ellis said.
Ellis and the Broncos have focused on supporting youth sports programs and organizations that mirror the values of the Broncos organization, like PCA.
"We work diligently to improve Colorado youth and high school football through programs and clinics that focus on character, player safety, team development and the benefits of football," Ellis said.
The Broncos have partnered with PCA on several occasions, including a Broncos and PCA Youth Football Summit. PCA also recently received a $6,000 grant from the Broncos Community Grant Program to help expand PCA workshops and access to coaching programs in Colorado.
But for Ellis and the Broncos, the work with PCA is far from finished. Ellis pledged to continue the Broncos work in the community and in youth sports programs across Colorado.
"I accept this honor humbly on behalf of the Broncos," Ellis said. "We will continue to do our part for years to come when it comes to youth sports."