Sometimes the world of sports and the real world intersect and that is what is happening in Colorado right now. All of you know by now that the State of Colorado is being ravaged by wildfires, homes are being lost and thousands are having to evacuate. Sports are the toy department of life and take a backseat during tragedies like this one, but they can also show their support to the community that supports them.
Denver Broncos owner, Pat Bowlen committed $50,000 to the relief efforts on Wednesday. “This is our home, we need to do whatever we can to help our neighbors,” Bowlen said in a press release on Wednesday afternoon.
I know that many will scoff at the $50,000 donation as not nearly enough but I ask you, what would be enough?
The bottom line is that the Broncos stepped up and showed support for a community that usually supports them. I challenge the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Rockies to do the same.
Many Bronco players have also indicated that they will be donating money on an individual basis as well, and a group of them are also going to Fort Collins on Thursday to help however they can.
In the grand scheme of things, football is not important right not but community is and the Denver Broncos proved on Wednesday that they believe in this community.