Friday, October 10, 2014

When Peyton Wins, the Red Cross wins!

According to the sports analysts, the Denver Broncos broke all sorts of records during their win over Arizona on Sunday, Oct. 5 - including the franchise record for total offense and  "fastest QB to reach 500 TDs."

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So it comes as a well-deserved recognition that fans chose Manning as this week's FedEx NFL Air Player of the Week.

Each week, the NFL nominates three quarterbacks and three running backs who had the best performances over the weekend. Fans then vote for the player they think performed the best in each category. The NFL announces the winner every Thursday.

Here's even better news: the real winners in this competition are the thousands of people who are affected by disasters every day in the United States -- because each week, FedEx donates $2,000 to each of the Red Cross chapters in the communities where the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week winners play.

This week, thanks to Peyton's record-breaking performance and the generosity of FedEx, we'll be receiving $2,000 from FedEx to support disaster relief in Colorado!

At the end of the NFL season, fans vote for the FedEx NFL Air & Ground Players of the Year from each category, and FedEx donates $25,000 to the Red Cross chapter in each player’s market. Based on Peyton's trajectory to break even more records (and win the Super Bowl this year?), we've got our fingers crossed that our community will benefit even more from his stellar performance and this fantastic partnership.

Our local Red Cross volunteers responded to more than 400 disasters in Colorado last year - an average of more than one a day! Most are home fires, and though they  may not get as much attention as the widespread wildfires and floods, they are still devastating to the families who often have lost everything and turn to the Red Cross for comfort, shelter, food, clothing and guidance getting back on their feet. The funds donated by FedEx will help support this daily mission.

We hope you'll join us in saying thanks to @FedEx and congratulating Peyton on his achievements!

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