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Emmanuel Sanders Hosts Second Annual "A Night to Catch Flight"
Posted By:  Madison Conroy
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Broncos Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who was just named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 7 performance held his second annual A Night to Catch Flight fundraising event on Monday evening. This exclusive celebrity gala featured Sanders and several of his Broncos teammates including Demaryius Thomas stepping out into the community to help raise money for the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation.

Held at the thrilling Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, the more than 120 attendees at the event were treated to a pre-event cocktail reception sponsored by 5280 Magazine and a three-course dinner. Wings Over the Rockies is built on the former Lowry Air Force Base and presents sensational aircraft, space, and rocketry exhibits. Sanders spent the evening mingling with his guests while speaking at length about the importance of his foundation’s community outreach, which provides sports equipment to underprivileged youth.

In addition to the cocktail reception and dinner, guests were also treated to live and silent auctions, which featured rare and exciting items. The event was successful in raising over $136,000. Sanders himself presented a $20,000 check to his foundation during the event. These proceeds will go on to support the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation’s ongoing community outreach programs, chiefly Emmanuel’s Lockers.

Emmanuel’s Locker is the signature program of the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation. The lockers are installed within Title I schools and provide low-income students access to sports equipment. The program ensures that these children can participate in youth sports alongside their “better off” peers and gain the important skills and fundamentals that sports offer, such as teamwork, discipline, dedication, and physical exercise. The inaugural Emmanuel’s Lockers were unveiled in April at Denver’s Kepner Beacon Middle School, distributing equipment to more than 250 eligible students.

Emmanuel himself grew up in a low-income household in Texas, and the opportunity to play sports was not always made available to him. When he did receive this opportunity, he utilized sports as a way to develop his character, establish key mentorships, and formulate a desire to succeed. These experiences helped Emmanuel forge a successful life on and off the football field, and his foundation allows him to provide these same opportunities to youth who come from similar backgrounds. The success of A Night to Catch Flight presents Sanders and his Foundation with a chance to continue providing this impact to low-income students in Greater Denver.


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The purpose of the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation is to provide children with financially disadvantaged families with resources and support to reach their full potential and attain a better life.
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