By Jason Hernandez, Denver CO
On a seemingly perfect Colorado evening Denver Broncos fans, players, coaches and cheerleaders gathered at Mile High Stadium for the Taste of the Broncos — an event to support the Food Bank of the Rockies, an organization helping feed thousands of Colorado families each year, and Denver Broncos Charities.
Guests were able to navigate through the Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall sampling food from 35 local restaurants, ranging from pizza to ice cream, and BBQ ribs to exotic seafood. Players and coaches handed out food and interacted with guests.
The live music playing through the air, combined with the Denver Broncos receiving their Super Bowl 50 rings the night before, made for a very festive atmosphere.
The evening came to a close with a big surprise. Denver Broncos outside linebacker, DeMarcus Ware, took the main stage with his singing group, Mirage, to sing a few songs. According to Ware, it was the first time he had sang in public in 15 years and the first time in front of his teammates. Not only is he a threat to quarterbacks, he is quite the singer.
As a guest and Broncos fan, it was a thrill to see so many people and players gather together in support of the Food Bank of the Rockies and others.
The Taste of the Broncos took place June 14, 2016. Hundreds of guests paid $150 or more to hang out with Denver Broncos personalities, eat fine food, raise a glass, and raise money to feed local families in need. This event was part of the Taste of the NFL event series, online at www.tasteofthenfl.com.
According to Rebecca Villanueva, Corporate Communications Manager for the Denver Broncos Football Club:
We had 1,027 in attendance and 45 players participated in the event. This year we estimate the net amount raised will be in excess of $100,000 that will be split between Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Broncos Charities.