DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Broncos ownership group donated money to the Colorado School of Mines to help fans support the football team at the Division II National Championship game, the school said in a tweet Thursday.
The Walton-Penner Family ownership group, led by Rob Walton, Carrie Walton Penner and Greg Penner, gave $100,000 to the Mines Foundation to help with travel costs for students to travel to McKinney, Texas, for the game, the school’s assistant athletic director for communications Tim Flynn told FOX31.
The NCAA covers the cost for the players, coaches and staff but transportation for the cheerleaders, band and fans is not covered by the association. Those costs will now be covered or at least reduced with the use of the donation from the Broncos.
The Orediggers will face Ferris State on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the school’s first-ever national championship game. The game will air on ESPNU, ESPN+ and the ESPN app. There will also be an audio broadcast here.
The Broncos gave the team a shoutout at the matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Empower Field.
The team is looking to keep its winning streak going into the big game.