Broncos win ESPN’s 2022 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year

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The Broncos won the 2022 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award, ESPN announced Tuesday.

The annual award is given to a sports franchise that demonstrates how teamwork can create a measurable impact on a community or cause. The 49ers won the award in 2017, the only other time an NFL team has won it.

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment to just be recognized as a finalist and an incredible honor to be named the winner of ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award,” Allie Engelken, the Broncos’ vice president of community development, said in a statement. “This award is a culmination of adjusting to the immediate needs of our community while deepening our commitment to the long-term strategic programming we have in place. We were fortunate enough to accomplish some truly impactful feats during the 2020-21 seasons, and we hope to build on that for years to come.”

The Sports Humanitarian Awards will combine with the 2022 ESPYS for a week of inspirational programming that showcases service, character and achievement in sports.

Other finalists for the award were the Miami Heat (NBA), Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) and Seattle Storm (WNBA).

The Broncos were selected as the winner of ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award through a comprehensive review process that evaluated their community teamwork, strategy and data-driven outcomes of their philanthropic work and player initiatives.

The team’s players volunteered more than 900 hours through 745 different engagements.

3 responses to “Broncos win ESPN’s 2022 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year

  1. They proved what “Humanitarians” they truly are when they gave the Seahawks all of those Draft picks & players for an over the Hill over Paid has Been Quarterback!!

  2. I guess I am confused about what qualifies? We hear about Robert Kraft donating his airplanes for all kinds of things. They sent the plane China to pick up hundreds of thousands of masks at the peak of Covid, and those masks went to healthcare workers who desperately needed them, all over the country, as an example. But they get nothing? I am sure there are other teams that have done stuff as well. I’m just surprised that the Patriots help out the country and get nothing, the Broncos help out the Denver community and they are Humanitarian Team of the Year.

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