DENVER — Former Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is hosted an event Wednesday night to honor his late Broncos teammate Demaryius Thomas.
Sanders was the host at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club. Sanders and Thomas were Broncos teammates during the 2014-18 seasons.
Sanders began receiving donations to the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation in memory of Thomas after his passing in December 2021.
A portion of those funds will be used to provide a new set of football jerseys for the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club youth football team, as well as teaming up with the Denver Broncos to host a PLAY 60 football skills clinic for current club members, said the Broncos in a news release.
Additionally, the jerseys will feature an “88” patch as a reminder of Thomas’ passion for volunteering at the club and the game of football.
As a part of Wednesday's celebration, Sanders will “retire” the No. 88 jersey from the donated set of youth football jerseys and will unveil a new mural at the club in honor of Thomas, said the Broncos.
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