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Broncos Donate $500K to Colorado COVID-19 Impact Fund

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistMarch 18, 2020

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  A general view of the  Denver Broncos logo on the sidelines during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos have joined the group of sports teams and athletes helping those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, donating $500,000 to the Colorado COVID-19 Impact fund.

The team announced the news on Twitter:

Denver Broncos @Broncos

This is a challenging time for everyone, but we will get through it together. #Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis announces the team has donated $500,000 to the Colorado COVID-19 Impact fund. How you can help: https://t.co/a9zOhCfCdL https://t.co/2ambBDnGTo

The sporting world has ground to a virtual standstill as the crisis continues. Per CNN, the United States has 4,356 confirmed cases of the virus as of March 18.

As a result, the NFL has decided to cancel all public events surrounding its draft in April:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

The NFL has canceled public events surrounding the draft next month in Las Vegas because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The league announced that it still plans to proceed with the draft on April 23-25 and televise the event. More ⬇️ https://t.co/vgsO0QAF3p

But while the games have stopped, sports figures have not sat idle. Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill took to Instagram to announce he had donated 6,000 meals to people affected by virus-related closures and challenge his teammates to do the same.

Per Jessica Golden of CNBC, athletes like Stephen Curry, Shaun White, Sir Nick Faldo, Michael Phelps, Jimmie Johnson, David Ortiz and Simone Biles have all committed to the Athletes for Relief fundraiser to donate money to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba used his birthday to raise money, pledging to match and double the amount if his fans could raise £27,000, per Mirror's David McDonnell.  

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