If you lived near Denver, Colorado on February 7th, you know what now should be recognized as a state holiday. The Denver Broncos overcame overwhelming odds and defeated the Carolina Panthers. The Lombardi Trophy as the World Champion title now resides in Denver. For many, they had been waiting for years for another Broncos Super Bowl win, but for a few, it was the first big moment of their lives.
11 Newborns at the Parker Adventist Hospital, in Parker, Colorado were sporting hand made orange and blue hats as well as blankets for the big moment in Broncos history. Now they can say they were lifelong Broncos fans and actually mean it. The hats were made by a group of women that make up the Hospital Needle Arts Guild. “It’s going to be in their genetic makeup, if they’re going to be born in Colorado,” Merry Ettenberg, president of the Needle Arts Guild, said.
The Hospital Needle Arts Guild is made up of volunteers that love to knit for patients. It only took the women about an hour to make one baby hat but with 160 babies born at Parker Adventist Hospital every month, they just can’t keep up with the demand. They are always looking for volunteers to join their group. The blankets were not homemade but were orange and blue with football patterns on them. They were gifts from the hospital. The best part is the babies will now get to take home the presents and always remember of the time when the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50.
In order to volunteer, you must attend one of the information sessions which are held every 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Requirements include committing to a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service per year. You can fill out the volunteer application here. Once the application is completed, a TB blood draw, as well as a flu vaccination, are required. A background check is also part of the application process. Regular safety meetings and training are mandatory. If accepted, volunteers will receive a badge and uniform from the hospital.