Ed McCaffrey brought out the bling.
For his eighth annual Dare to Play camp with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation on Saturday, the former receiver and owner three Super Bowl rings, recruited some former and current Broncos to serve as coaches.
As he always does.
There was Brandon Stokley, a champ with both the Ravens (XXXV) and Colts (XLI). And there were Tyler Polumbus, the offensive tackle turned color commentator; Todd Davis, the Broncos’ current starting inside linebacker; and Shaquil Barrett, their recovering outside linebacker — all owners of outsized Super Bowl 50 rings.
Five coaches, six Super Bowls, eight total rings, one of which adorned the index finger of Davis.
But on this day, none of them were the stars.
Forty players and 35 cheerleaders — some children, some adults — with Down syndrome claimed the spotlight as their fans and family members filled the bleachers at Valor Christian High for a scrimmage to raise awareness and funds for Down syndrome research and care.
Joining the participants were 40 “pals” from Valor Christian — one per player — as well as some Denver Broncos cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot, who weaved his way on and off the field and occasionally hoisted a player on his shoulders following a score.
“It means a lot, because it really gets a broader community involved with us. Even if most of the people in the stands are family members, there are people who are interested in seeing…
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