PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The high school of Denver Bronco’s kicker Brandon McManus celebrated with “Brandon McManus Day”. Last week, North Penn High School sold orange and blue t-shirts and will now donate the money to McManus’ Anti-Bullying Foundation, and the event was more successful than even the school expected.
Far, far from Denver, Colorado in Lansdale, Pennsylvania hundreds and maybe even thousands are rooting for the orange and blue.
The Denver Bronco’s kicker Brandon McManus was a football player for North Penn High School, giving the school an idea.
“We said hey, let’s get some t-shirts together, let’s raise some money for his anti-bullying charity, and we were able to do that, and our expectations were far exceeded by the way this went,” said Kyle Berger, the Director of Student Activities.
In just two days, they sold 1,200 shirts and raised more than $6,000. McManus even took the time, out of his busy pre-Super Bowl schedule, to express his gratitude.
“Thank you for all your support and selling all those t-shirts,” McManus said on a cell-phone video. “Go Broncos and go Knights.”
Now North Penn’s school colors are actually a lot more like the Carolina Panthers, but ask around and you’ll find around these parts, it is fully Bronco’s country.
“It’s so cool to have such a legend at our high school,” said K.C Carrelli, a junior at North Penn. “It’s really cool for me because my sister graduated with him, so she knew him, and it’s really great that the school is recognizing that people from North Penn can go on to accomplish really great things.”
“Great things,” North Penn Principal Todd Bauer said. Things that have an impact, one that’s felt on the field and off, in Colorado and back here at home.
“I think the message to students and our staff is that you can make a difference and you can use your talents in a positive way, which Brandon is certainly doing,” Bauer said.