Daily Sports Smile: Bradley Chubb, Broncos donate $30,000 to local Denver Public Schools Foundation

40. Bradley Chubb, LB, Denver Broncos
Jaylon Thompson
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Denver Broncos star Bradley Chubb is paying forward in his local community. Chubb teamed up with the Broncos and the NFL Foundation to donate $30,000 to the Denver Public Schools Foundation’s A to Z fund.

The donation will help local Denver schools receive grants for easier access to educational resources and opportunities. The schools use the grants for many purposes including enrichment classes, field trip expenses and educational materials among others.

Chubb mentioned that education is a big focus for his foundation. He told the Broncos official website that students should have equal access to educational needs.

“Everyone needs to have an equal playing field, whether it comes to funding or gaining opportunities,” Chubb said. “It's about everyone being able to grow together," Chubb said. “Education is a huge part of a child's growth. I remember when I would go to school, I would be excited to see my teachers and classmates. I want the same for these kids. I want everyone to have a fun, safe learning environment.”

Chubb worked in partnership with the Broncos Social Justice Fund and the NFL Foundation’s Player Matching Social Justice Program to help make the donation.

The Chubb Foundation’s mission statement is to activate human potential. Chubb mentioned that helping give equal access to education is a way to help students grow as they matriculate through school.

“I don’t want any kid going to school second-guessing whether they are going to learn or second-guessing about whether they are in the right place,” Chubb said in a video posted by his foundation. “I just want everybody to have a fun, safe learning environment so that it makes everything easier for them and allows them to grow mentally and physically.”

Chubb is in his fourth season with the Broncos. He is currently rehabbing from an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Week 2.