Greetings Bronco Fans! The holidays are upon us which means it is time for the Denver Bronco Cheerleaders 4th Annual “Cheer for the Troops” Charity. I’m sure you are asking yourself “What is Cheer for the Troops?” and “Why haven’t I heard of it before?” To answer your questions, “Cheer for the Troops” began three years ago, and was inspired by my husband, Josh’s, 15-month deployment to Iraq in 2006.
But I am getting ahead of myself. First off, who am I? Hi everyone. My name is Jenn Woodworth. I am a former Denver Bronco Cheerleader (2006-2009), and am currently heading up “Cheer for the Troops”. I am working side-by-side with my best friend, and one of your current Denver Bronco Cheerleaders, Brianne Bateman.
Now back to your questions. “Cheer for the Troops” is a charity that as cheerleaders we have founded and participated in to bring “cheer” to our military men and women deployed for the holidays. We collect goodies, letters, and Broncos gear to make fun holiday gift packages. It is just our way of saying thank you to all of the men and women who sacrifice their lives to protect us here at home.
As the wife of a soldier, I know first hand how difficult it is to be away from your loved one, especially around the holidays. I would just like to take a moment to personally say thank you to all of our military and to their families. We are so grateful for you and your service.
Originally “Cheer for the Troops” was something that we did within the cheerleader organization. We donated all the gifts, packed and shipped them solely as DBC. After an amazing response from grateful soldiers our first year, we figured it was our duty as representatives of the Bronco organization to continue to let this program flourish. Now four years later we are reaching out to all of you…Bronco fans! We need YOU to make this program bigger and better.
In the spirit of the holidays, we are asking Bronco fans to come together and become apart of this amazing charity. This is your time to give back, and says thanks to our brave men and women deployed for the holidays. If you would like to help us make one of our holiday packages we are accepting gift donations at the team store from November 27th-December 3rd. Anything you can give will help brighten the day of one of our soldiers.
For more information, and a list of approved gift items please visit our website here. Click on Cheerleaders, then the Cheer for the Troops link.
For additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at: Cheer4TheTroops@Yahoo.com Thank you in advance for all your help.
God Bless America…and oh yeah…GO BRONCOS!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
By Steve Mazzucchi
After a late-night blowout to Pittsburgh, a Broncos pom-pom shaker discusses what to read, where to ski, and how losing can sometimes be a good thing.
Perhaps it was only a matter of time. After conquering off-season controversy and galloping to a 6-0 start, the Broncos have buckled, following up last week's blowout loss with a 28-10 defeat on Monday night at the hands — and legs — of the Steelers. While Ben Roethlisberger was finding Steelers all over the field, so was Kyle Orton, who tossed three picks, including one that backup safety Tyrone Carter ran back 48 yards for a score. Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's 155 yards on the ground versus 27 total for Denver didn't help, either.
Still, fifth-year cheerleader Romi Bean remains confident in boy wonder/Belichick protégé/hoodie aficionado Josh McDaniels's troops. The current University of Colorado student, prolific reader ("I just finished Firms of Endearment, this business book about successful companies that do things against the norm, like paying really high wages"), and future Adam Schefter ("I would love to be an ESPN reporter — that's my dream"), tells us why Broncos fans have every reason to ignore the neigh-sayers.
ESQUIRE: So far this season, we've talked to an Amy, a Kelli, a Brandi, and a Casie. You have a very uncheerleader-like name. What's the origin?
ROMI BEAN: I was actually born in Johannesburg, South Africa — my family moved to Colorado when I was two — and there are plenty of Romys there. My mom wanted to be different, so she spelled it with an "i." Growing up, people were always joking, "Where's Michelle?" but I'm Romi, not Romy. I haven't been back to South Africa in years, but it's beautiful. I really want to go back for the World Cup next year.
ESQ: So what went wrong on the American football field tonight?
RB: I think it was just a tough game. We played our hearts out, but the Steelers were fast, big, and just a little more fired up; they really came to play and didn't let one little thing get past them. Seriously, they are massive. I was looking at one guy on the sidelines and thinking, "What size is that shirt?" Also, we are known for being a second-half team, and the Steelers came prepared. They were like, "Nope, not gonna happen tonight."
ESQ: Kyle "Jay Cutler Trade Afterthought" Orton has been fantastic for most of the season. But after just one interception through the first seven games, he had three in this one. What happened?
RB: It looked like the Pittsburgh D was just barreling over our line. The Steelers defensive line is just as big if not bigger than our O-line, and that was probably our biggest challenge. I felt like Orton was getting rushed and forced to scramble out of the pocket a lot more this game. The past few games, he's had a lot more time. But he's improved a ton throughout the season, and you have to make those mistakes. I mean, Brett Favre has the touchdown record, but he also has the interception record, right?
ESQ: With the recent addition of Ty Law, the Broncos now have three multi-time Pro Bowlers in the secondary, yet Roethlisberger torched them for nearly 200 yards and three touchdowns in the second half. Did they slip, or is he just that good?
RB: The defense played really strong and got a couple of turnovers — Andre Goodman had an awesome interception — but I give the Steelers a huge amount of credit. They outplayed us. I think Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins can go back on this and ground themselves and see what they need to work on. There is still so much talent in our defensive line and secondary, if they can get back to basics, they can be amazing.
ESQ: Do you think the fact that the offense couldn't hold the ball in the second half (less than seven minutes of possession) left the defense tired?
RB: They've always stuck it out to the very end, but they definitely got tired. Plus, Pittsburgh was fresh off their bye week, they got Polamalu back, and they were ready to rock and roll.
ESQ: Can it actually help to lose a few games during the season?
RB: I do think it's good to lose sometimes. The bubble needs to burst — that's how you learn and get better. There's always some team that goes 13-3 and then gets crushed by some wild-card team in the playoffs. When you lose, you really start to study those tapes and get faster and quicker and become everything you want to be. I think that Coach McDaniels really knows how to take those losses. If you utilize them, it can really benefit you. Also, when you haven't lost, everybody is asking, "When will they fall?" Now that's out of the way.
ESQ: Okay, totally unrelated, but you grew up in Colorado, so we have to ask: Where do you like to ski?
RB: I love Vail. It's amazing. Aspen's great, but it's really expensive. I've been skiing since I was four and I like to rip it up, but I can't during the football season. Once it ends, I try to make the most of the snow. But I'd rather the season go into February and not get as much skiing in.
For more on the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and their Romi-fied new swimsuit calendar, click here.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Belles Performance Team helped raise money, with their business partner Aesthetic Nurse Specialists, at the Mountain of Hope Benefit Concert held at the Buffalo Rose in Golden. The team cohosted the event as well as performed before the band played for the rest of the night.
Brandi and Cher greet guests with snacks.
Claudia collects additional donations.
Jenna, Heather and Stefanie showcase an auction item jewelry piece.
The Belles with the Benefit Concert coordinator, and Aesthetic Nurse Specialist business partner, Stephanie Millonig.
Heather rocks the cow bell on stage with the band.
The Belles leave their mark amongst many past performers at the Buffalo Rose.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
It's time to cast your vote in the Shane Co. Snow Angels Cover Girl Contest 2009. Each of the ten Snow Angels Cover Girl finalists has a profile listed below where you can view pictures and information. Once you have chosen your selection, click the vote button below to cast you vote. And don't forget to register to win a $500 gift certificate from the Shane Co. Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote in the Shane Co. Snow Angels Cover Girl Contest 2009.
Some familiar RMS Blog faces are in the running...
Favorite Team: Colorado Avalanche
Favorite Movie: “Phantom of the Opera”
One Unique Thing About Annette: “I have been a dancer for 20 years and am currently enjoying the beautiful styles of Latin dance.”
Annette was a dancer for the Nuggets for the 2003 - 2005 seasons.
Occupation: Nursing Student / NBA Dancer
Favorite Team: Denver Nuggets
Favorite Movie: “Magnolia”
One Unique Things About Bridget: “I study like a workhorse and dance like I mean it, both in excess.”
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Occupation: Nuggets Dancer / Event Coordinator / Choreographer
Favorite Team: Denver Nuggets
Favorite Movie: Anything that makes me laugh
One Unique Thing About Nikki: “I’ve traveled to Antigua, Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Aruba, Curacao, Panama, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, China and Taipei, but never to Utah or Kansas.”
Nikki is currently a dancer for the Nuggets.
Vote for either of these 3 ladies or the 7 other ladies in the competition here.
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4 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM KRISTA
A lot of best days start with pancakes. A lot of the worst ones involve spiders and/or mayonnaise.
An open mind is more important than an open wallet.
If you drive a police car, you probably won’t get pulled over.
Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of “May baskets” on May Day. They’re small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors’ doorsteps.
“The man I marry will have to be able to keep up with me. I hate being bored.”