GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons was in Grand Junction tonight at the First Presbyterian Church to talk about his faith with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Former Super Bowl winning quarterback for the Washington Redskins Jay Schroeder also spoke at the event Friday.
Both football players talked about the importance faith has in their lives and what it's like to share in sports.
"It's really fun just because I have a platform now where a lot of people look up to you, whether I like it or not," said Broncos Safety Justin Simmons. "What I want to be for kids looking up to me is what I wanted to look up to when I was their age. I want to make sure I emulate, first and foremost my faith in how important that is and giving back. I think time is one of the most important things that you can give to other people."
"This event, yes, it's for the youth to raise funds for the youth to send them to camp, but it's also to encourage the coaches to do the right thing," said Jay Schroeder. "Just to be there role model because there's no greater joy then I've had the privilege of having a number of athletes that come back and say, hey I got into coaching or doing this or that because of you."