Growing up, Emmanuel attended the Boys & Girls Club of Austin County and often credits this organization for giving him opportunities to achieve his aspirations. In May, Emmanuel and his foundation donated 12 desktop computers to the organization for students to use.
The importance of students having access to a computer lab in a safe place is not only essential to completing homework but it also creates an inclusive and structured environment for learning.
Emmanuel returned back to the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club to honor his late teammate and brother, Demaryius Thomas. D.T. was a champion for the kids at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club making frequent visits and forming special relationship with many members.
Emmanuel and the foundation donated a new set of youth football jerseys with an 88 patch, unveiled a new mural of DT, and hosted a Play 60 Clinic.
To honor the legacy of Emmanuel Sanders’ late friend and former Denver Broncos teammate, Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel opened a “game area” at the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, an organization that Demaryius supported in Denver.
This community initiative is made possible thanks to Buffalo Bills fans. After fans learned the passing of Demaryius Thomas and his relationship with Emmanuel, fans started donating to Emmanuel’s foundation to show support. We are incredibly thankful for these fans and their support to honor our dear friend.
Emmanuel welcomed five families to Highmark Stadium for a Christmas party and surprised each family with gifts from their Christmas wish lists.
Emmanuel provided 35 families from Harriet Ross Tubman Academy, where he relaunched his foundation in September, with a full Thanksgiving meal. He surprised two of these families by dropping the meals off at their homes. After delivering the Thanksgiving meals, Emmanuel hosted a sports equipment drive in partnership with Victory Sports. The collected sports equipment will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo and Harriet Ross Tubman Academy.
A day after the 10th anniversary of Emmanuel's mother passing away, Emmanuel hosted kids from Oishei Children's Hospital's Grief Support Group, who have also lost a parent or sibling, at Dave & Buster's for a night of fun and games.
Ready to embrace the city of Buffalo, Emmanuel relaunched his foundation by visiting Harriet Ross Tubman Academy in Buffalo. Emmanuel's visit earned him the award of NFLPA's Week 3 Community MVP, an award that the NFLPA gives out each week to a player who has positively impacted his team city.
After Kepner Beacon's sports funding was cut, Emmanuel stepped in and opened "Emmanuel's Locker." Emmanuel's Locker was created to help those students who may not be able to afford sporting equipment.
A Texas native, Emmanuel rallied the help of his Denver Broncos teammates to raise funds and donate items to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Alongside A Precious Child, Emmanuel equipped Denver boys and girls with adidas sporting equipment.
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