Broncos alumni to hold basketball game

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— A Three Amigo, a Ring of Fame inductee, a 25-year anniversary left tackle, a sub-10-second 100-meter sprinter and a Super Bowl tight end.

They'll all be in Steamboat on March 31 for a Denver Broncos alumni versus Steamboat Sailors All-Star basketball game to benefit the Steamboat Springs Booster Club.

Former Broncos Mark Jackson, Billy Thompson, Dave Studdard, Larry Brunson and Ron Egloff will take center stage at Kelly Meek Gymnasium against a team of men from the community in the first half and against Steamboat Springs High School seniors in the second half.

Steamboat Springs Booster Club member Jim Manning, who recently moved to Steamboat from Canon City, ran a similar event for the booster club there and had a lot of success.

So Manning presented it to the Steamboat Booster Club, contacted Egloff and set up a game in Steamboat.

The Broncos alums come into the game with impressive resumes.

Jackson was part of the famed Three Amigos receiving core and still ranks eighth all-time in Broncos history in both receptions and yards per catch. Thompson was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time all-NFL selection. He was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame in 1987. Studdard played in two Super Bowls and was named to the Broncos 25-year anniversary team in 1992. Brunson was one of the fastest players in his day and is a Colorado native. Egloff played in the Broncos' first Super Bowl and was a special teams captain several times.

Gates for the game, which starts at 6 p.m., will open at 4:30 p.m. Along with concessions, prizes and drawings, there also will be an autograph session for those who attend. Items may be brought to be autographed, and pictures will be available to purchase.

Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 3 to 18.

Tickets can be purchased at the high school, middle school, All that Jazz, Geeks Garage, from Debbie Aragon at State Farm Insurance and Jade Summit.

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