Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Success on the Race Track

Hello Broncos Fans!

Here comes the best time of the year, Football Season! Not only has this past weekend been exciting for football fans and players all over the nation, it has been a very important weekend for the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. Over the weekend we hosted our second annual Race to Keep Kids on Track. In combination with the release of our 2011 Calendar, every penny we raised will go to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and The Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.

For the past two years we have been lucky enough to be able to have our races at The Track at Centennial. This is Colorado’s premier racetrack. It is go-kart heaven. Before our event last year, I had never driven a go-kart (unless bumper cars count). And the gracious owner of the track, Jim Keesling, and his wonderful staff showed us how to race. They gave us a chance to get in the karts and practice before the actual event. Some of the cheerleaders learned to drive really well before our final race. These karts go up to 60 miles per hour, and boy is it scary. I would say that some of our girls could even go pro one day!

Our event was held over two nights. At both events we had great vendors who were generous enough to supply fabulous food and beverages. We had great food from Del Frisco’s, Sullivan’s, Wahoo’s fish taco, Happy Cakes, and Mark Schlereth’s Stinkin Good Green Chili. Our beverages were supplied by Red Bull, Budweiser, Coca Cola, and Smartwater. We had enough great food to keep us all energized and racing for two nights!

We had our kickoff night on Friday. It was great to meet all our VIP guests and sponsors. We also held our qualifying races that night. Everyone did a great job, even though it was the first go karting experience for most of our guests.

On Saturday night even more people came to join the fun, and what a success it was. We even had a very large group of Broncos Alumni come out and support our cause. We had greats like Rod Smith, Nate Jackson, Randy Gradishar, Mark Schlereth, Charlie Adams, and David Treadwell to name a few. They were all so excited to be racing and supporting a good cause. It was such an amazing feeling to have so much support. I also ate a lot of Mark Schelreth’s Green Chili and it was amazing.

Katie, one of our fellow cheerleaders, has been the woman in charge. She has done such a wonderful job organizing this event and making it a success. Thank you Katie! We are also so grateful for what we have accomplished in two years. Last year we raised over $20,000 for at risk youth, and this year our goal was $40,000. Stay tuned to find out how much we raised and how you can come out and join the fun next year at the event’s Web site.

A special thanks to Jim Keesling and his staff at The Track at Centennial, our Broncos alumni, Red Bull, Budweiser, Wahoo’s fish taco, Happy Cakes, Sullivan’s Del Frisco’s, Go Auto, Smartwater, Tayo Photography, Sublime Concepts, our sponsors, VIPS, and everyone who came out to support such an amazing cause.

Thank you,


Below are some more photos from the weekend: