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Emmanuel Sanders honors Demaryius Thomas at Denver Boys & Girls Club

As part of the celebration, Emmanuel Sanders unveiled a new mural in honor of "D.T."

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.

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Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders speak to the media after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Cincinnati.

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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Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders laugh before the start of a basketball game between the Nuggets and Golden State Warriors on Oct. 21, 2018.
Credit: AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Sept. 16, 2018.

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