The Denver Broncos scored another victory Monday night, December 9 as part of their community outreach and support of the non-profit Denver Rescue Mission (DRM). No, it wasn’t Monday Night Football, but whenever the orange and blue Broncos colors arrive you know there will be a few surprises, especially when it comes to philanthropy in the community. In this case, it was a long-time tradition for Broncos players to host and serve meals at the Mission’s 20th Annual Holiday Party.

As part of this event, several Broncos players and team reps were on hand with non-profit staff—including President/CEO Brad Meuli, Broncos player Chris Harris Jr. and Broncos Rep. Allison Engelken— to celebrate the refurbishment of the Denver Broncos Youth Center.  The annual party also recognizes the work of the 127-year-old Denver Rescue Mission and serves as a reminder of their primary mission to provide food, shelter, and life-changing programs for Denver’s homeless community.

Broncos players served a buffet all night and posed with fans

Broncos players and staff regularly volunteer at Denver Rescue Mission locations throughout the year, and years ago the Denver Broncos granted $150,000 to fund and make the Denver Broncos Youth Center at The Crossing facility a reality. Before the party got started, organizers unveiled a renovated Center, which included new furniture, lighting, paint and resources for kids at the DRM’s The Crossing facility in north Denver.

Denver Broncos Mascot Miles may not talk much, but he entertained kids and adults alike with his cheerful and energetic antics. (Just for the record: Miles appears much taller in person than on your TV screen.)  Broncos players and Miles met with kids, signed autographs and posed for selfies throughout the evening before serving a buffet dinner to guests. Broncos Cheerleaders Breanna and Erica also were on hand to meet with families, children, volunteers and staff.

Broncos cheerleaders Breanna and Erica with Mission staff member Jessica Winslow, Residential Program Director

Several Broncos players, including Quarterback Drew Lock and Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., met with excited children before serving a buffet meal as part of annual holiday party. Staff and volunteers were kept busy handing out special gift bags to delighted kids and devoted Bronco fan-families. Also on hand in no particular order were players: Davontae Harris, Brandon Allen, Brett Rypien, Bradley Chubb, Justin Simmons, De’Vante Bausby, and Josh Watson.

“I’m one of your biggest fans!”

Established in 1892 the Denver Rescue Mission is committed to helping people experiencing homelessness and addiction through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach. To learn more about how the Broncos support the Denver metro community please visit www.DenverBroncos/Community. For more information on how to volunteer or donate to the Denver Rescue Mission please visit

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