Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has always dreamed of giving back to his community in big ways. Now with the help of the Broncos, he’s well on his way to making a difference in the lives of many.
Thanks to a $50,000 donation from the team and from Marshall, the FEEL (Feed & Educate to Empower Leaders) Movement officially launched to impact those in Denver and Las Vegas.
“I’m excited that the Broncos are joining me in my journey to help create change in our community,” Marshall said in a statement. “I’m actually speechless that they decided to work with me on this initiative. Hopefully we can continue creating positive change in this movement to feed and educate to empower leaders.
The give-back movement will support three local organizations: Denver Rescue Mission (Feed), Adolescents Know Your Rights (Educate) and Action Youth (Empower Leaders). It’s a branch of Marshall’s charity, Williams-Marshall Cares Leadership Program, which encourage boys and girls from 14 to 18 years old living in Nevada and Colorado “to be responsible leaders through acts of service and dedication to their education, goals and new experiences.”
The 29-year-old Las Vegas native who played high school and college football in Nevada has his sights set on taking care of people’s basic needs and reducing the likelihood of unlawful behavior motivated by desperation.
The FEEL Movement already partnered with Shop Now To Fund, and for every $250 raised through the e-commerce platform, a FEEL Box will be provided to families in Denver and North Las Vegas.
“It provides a month’s worth of food, educational materials, a tablet with headphones (loaded with digital books and programs to educate and empower) and it also has hygiene products,” Marshall explained after Wednesday’s practice.
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While Marshall has a platform because of football, he’s realistic about what the sport can do beyond the benefits it brings to his own life.
“I have a passion for football. I love it to death and it allows me to be able to do these things—to be able to make an impact on a greater scale than just the fans and helping bring a championship,” he said. “The fact that I can actually directly affect lives is what makes me feel good and is part of my purpose.”
Who can’t cheer for a guy like that on Sundays?