In 2012, the members of the Denver Broncos cheerleading squad divided more than 1,500 hours of civic involvement among 100 Colorado organizations.
Many associations, including Craig Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver Rescue Mission and Race for the Cure, were supported and visited by members of last year’s team. For the 2012 season, the squad will continue to promote community involvement as its primary commitment, including the fourth annual Race to Keep Kids on Track featuring the Broncos Cheerleaders racing in high-speed go-karts. Over the past three years, the Cheerleaders have raised over $65,000 at this event for at-risk youth.
Since 2003, members of the Denver Broncos cheerleaders have toured military bases in Egypt, Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, Italy, Guam, Hawaii, Kwajaleim, Japan and Australia performing their 90-minute show to boost the troops’ morale and thank them for their service to our country.
Entering their 20th season, the Denver Broncos cheerleaders are one of the premier teams in the National Football League. The Broncos brought cheerleaders back in 1993 after a 17-year absence and are proud of the work the team does both on the field and more importantly in the community.
The Broncos cheerleaders are selected through auditions held each spring. In 2012, more than 200 women tried out for the 26 available positions.
Auditions focus primarily on dance ability; However, appearance, personal accomplishments and community involvement also are contributing factors.
Known for their distinctive western uniforms, the cheerleaders wear long leather chaps and jackets in the fall months, skiwear for cold games and a more traditional cheerleading leather skirt and vest in the summer months. The three uniform changes give the group flexibility with the rapidly changing Colorado weather.
In 2012, the cheerleaders will have a calendar, poster and other merchandise available for sale. For more information on the cheerleaders, contact Teresa Shear at (720) 258-3176 or look up their page on the Denver Broncos official website, www.DenverBroncos.com.