The Bronco sports teams collected money during football games in support of the Katrina relief foundation for the Red Cross. Together, they raised over $7,000 for the organization. Special thanks to Damon's and Harding's for providing the buckets and bags.
The Bronco Cheer team visited Friendship Village. They did two performances for the residents and mingled and played games after. Also, the cheer team volunteered their team to cheer with the Parkwood Upjohn cheerleaders for a celebrity basketball game at Loy Norrix.
The Bronco Cheer and Dance teams combined took part in a diabetes fundraiser at Cole-Gilmore. They provided bronco spirit and entertainment, while mingling with the crowd.
The Bronco football team has focused on schools. They headed up a Bring a Bronco to School Contest. A few of the players visited various elementary schools to talk about the importance of school. They provided gifts, autographs and a pizza party as well. Photo Gallery
The Bronco football team opened its doors during the 2006 spring season to children from area elementary to let them enjoy the Donald "J" Seelye Athletic Center as well as learn some fundamentals of the sport. Quarterbacks Coach Tim Lester coordinated the event that allowed kids to move from one station to another, working with WMU coaches and players on blocking, running, pass catching, route running and defending. Photo Gallery
Golf: The Bronco Golf team visited Winchell Elementary for March Reading Month. Divided into two days, the girls attended several classrooms and read to the kids. The student-athletes also talked about the importance of school and encouraged reading to further their education. Photo Gallery
The Bronco Hockey team hosted a Halloween fun night, including a free skate with the players. Along with meeting the players, the children also enjoyed a haunted locker, pizza party and signed autographs. Photo Gallery
The men's basketball team hosted a Breakfast with the Broncos event for the community. Following, there was a free scrimmage and autographs. They also sponsored a Bring a Buddy to practice "Bronco for a Day." Jacob, an academically at risk child, came to practice, ran a play, ate lunch with Coach Hawkins and followed one of the players to his college class. Hawkins and selected players have also been visiting various KPS classrooms to speak about the realities of being a student athlete and the Kalamazoo Promise. Photo Gallery
Members of the women's basketball team participated in the SAFE KIDS WALK THIS WAY event that shows local kids how to be safe when traveling to and from school. The event is part of a national effort sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx Express. Story
The Bronco women's tennis players visited children with serious illnesses at Bronson Hospital. They spent time talking to every available child. Together, the men's and women's teams held tennis clinics for local kids. The players fed balls and hit with the children, while teaching them more about tennis.
The Bronco volleyball players worked with the National Youth Sports Program to sponsor a youth volleyball program. Over a six-hour period in two days, they taught at risk youth the game of volleyball. They also visited Bronson Hospital and spent time in the youth childcare unit, playing games and talking with the children.