Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated every year, making his contributions to the world live on forever. In celebration of his life, the Colorado Buffaloes football team trekked to Denver to participate in the Denver Rescue Mission, which provides essential aid for the less fortunate ones in the metro area.
Today’s economy has left many out to dry. The MLK Day experience gave some players an opportunity to look back on their own lives.
“Most of us come from a low-income [or] one-parent household,” linebacker Jeremiah Brown said. “For us to be in the position that we are in today to be able to give back means everything to us. It’s [also] team bonding for us because we are able to work for good together.”
Defensive end Shane Cokes also chimed in on what the Buffs’ MLK Day service meant to him.
“If you put something in, you get something out,” he said. “At the end of the day [it helps to] realize [that] people have it harder than you. When times get hard here and you’re like ‘Dang, it’s not working out for me,’ Just know it’s always someone out there that’s got it harder than you.”
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