Broncos’ best gather to honor owner Pat Bowlen



DENVER (AP) — All four Denver Broncos who are in the Hall of Fame gathered Wednesday night at a gala in honor of team owner Pat Bowlen’s contributions to the community.

With John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little and Gary Zimmerman on hand, the 69-year-old Bowlen received the Mizel Institute’s 2013 Community Enrichment Award for his philanthropic leadership in Colorado and his nearly three-decade long stewardship of the Broncos.

Bowlen is chairman of the board of Denver Broncos Charities, which has donated more than $25 million to charitable organizations over the last 20 years.

The Broncos have averaged 10 wins a season in Bowlen’s 29 years at the helm. The team’s 177 home wins are the most in the NFL during that time and the Broncos’ five losing seasons are the fewest in the league over that span.