Visiting the Broncos’ Boys & Girls Club on Monday brought back memories for receiver Courtland Sutton and tailback David Williams.
Sutton and Williams were among 19 Broncos rookies who volunteered at the Food Bank of the Rockies, enjoying lunch and participating in outdoor activities with kids at the Boys & Girls Club.
Sutton said the Boys & Girls Club in his hometown of Brenham, Texas, was a big part of his childhood.
“I know how influential all of the Boys & Girls Clubs are because they all have a very similar purpose — giving kids an outlet, being with other kids around their age and really being active when they’re not in school,” Sutton said.
Sutton began attending the Boys & Girls Club when he was “about 7 or 8,” years old and his mother was a long-time administrator at the club.
“Anytime there was a break and the club was open, I would be there,” Sutton said. “To come back and be around the kids and feel their energy and the happiness they have being here is pretty awesome.
“This is a great place for kids whose parents work all day and it keeps them from being at home. You build tremendous friendships from programs like this.”
Sutton said a highlight from his time with the club was interacting with football and basketball players from Brenham’s Blinn Community College.
“We saw them as people who were super athletic and guys who were in a position to give back time,” he said. “Those are moments I still remember It’s not always about giving money, it’s about spending time because that allows for memories these kids will have for a long time.”
Williams attended a club in Philadelphia from ages 7-11 for summer and after-school programs, and said it’s how he met most of his childhood friends, and appreciated visits …read more
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports