The Broncos have pledged $50,000 toward relief efforts in Colorado as firefighters battle wildfires throughout the state, owner Pat Bowlen announced Wednesday.
Said Bowlen in a statement on the club's website: "On behalf of the Denver Broncos, I extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by the devastating fires throughout Colorado and the region. In particular, my thoughts are with those who have lost their homes or live in the evacuation areas.
"I also would like to commend the dedication of the firefighters, medical personnel, volunteers and the numerous organizations that are working around the clock to respond to these tragedies. Their contributions are heroic, selfless and truly immeasurable.
“This is our home, and we need to do whatever we can to take care of our neighbors. If at all possible, I encourage our fans to help however they can in providing relief during this time of need.”
The Waldo Canyon wildfire, which has intensified in recent days, was more than 15,000 acres in size as of Wednesday evening and had forced evacuations around Colorado Springs. The High Park fire, which covers more than 87,000 acres and started earlier in June, is reportedly 65 percent contained.