The Denver Broncos, through the NFL Foundation and LISC Grassroots program, have granted Chavez Huerta K12 Preparatory Academy (Pueblo, Colo.) $250,000 to install an artificial turf field.
The grant from the Broncos, the NFL Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is part of $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year throughout the league.
“We are continuously grateful for the support we receive from the NFL Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation with the opportunities they provide to install new synthetic sport fields for Colorado kids,” said Bobby Mestas, Broncos director of youth and high school football.
The new synthetic field will be shared by the communities of Pikes Peak Park and Westgate-Hyde Park, serving as home to the Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy. Between school activities and after-school programs, it is anticipated that more than 1,000 kids will have daily access to this new field.
Since 2000, the Broncos have installed nine such fields in Colorado through the NFL Foundation and LISC Grassroots program grant, totaling $1.7 million in support for local football programming.