Justin Simmons Shows Support for FUTP 60 by Wearing Cleats Designed by Local Student
On Tuesday, October 23rd, Dairy Max and the Denver Broncos hosted the 2018 Fuel Greatness Touchdown Recognition Ceremony. This year’s event honored students from stand out Fuel Up to Play 60 Schools across Colorado. More than 26 schools representing 15 Colorado school districts attended the Touchdown Recognition Ceremony at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
The ceremony consisted of a stadium tour, a Healthy Schools Innovation Challenge, and a Cleat Design Lab. Students from 18 elementary schools had the opportunity to design cleats for Fuel Up to Play 60 player ambassador and Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons. The winning cleats, selected by Simmons himself, will be worn during the Denver Broncos Week 15 game vs. the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 15th as part of the National Football League’s My Cause My Cleats Campaign.
My Cause My Cleats is a league-wide initiative for athletes across the National Football League to showcase causes that are important to them by wearing cleats personalized to represent their selected cause or organization. All cleats will help to raise money and awareness for the selected cause.
Justin Simmons caught a sneak peek of his cleats when he selected the winning design at the Fuel Greatness Touchdown Recognition Ceremony on October 23rd. The cleats designed by 6th grader Emma McKnight from Hudson Elementary School feature the American Flag as well as the Fuel Up to Play 60 logo. Justin Simmons saw the finalized cleats during the NFL’s Unboxing Day on November 27th. According to Justin’s reaction, it’s safe to say that Emma did amazing work.
Justin Simmons wasn’t the only FUPT 60 Player Ambassador sporting FUTP 60 cleats. Shout to Nate Ebner (Patriots), DJ Reader (Texans) and Barry Church (Jaguars, not pictured) for selecting FUTP 60 as their cause.