Denver mayor proclaims Thursday ‘United in Orange’

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DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock proclaimed Thursday “United in Orange” for the Denver Broncos season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Fans in Denver, the region and throughout the state are encouraged to wear orange on that day and a series of special events have been set up.

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The city and county building will be lit orange that night as well as the D&F Tower downtown, Elich Gardens, they Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Four Seasons Spire, 1600 Glenarm, the lighting along 14th Street and the DIA welcome sign.

Hancock will also lead a bicycle procession from the city and county building to Sports Authority Field before the game.

In addition, the Food Bank of the Rockies is asking people who wear orange to tweet and post photos to Facebook and tag the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Food Bank of the Rockies is hosting a drawing for fun new t-shirts for those who tag them in a “Wear Orange Day” post, said spokeswoman Gwen Vogelzang.