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Dalton Risner, Community Hero of the Week

Bronco’s Dalton Risner is This Week’s Community Hero!

Dalton Risner is an unbelievably talented football player and what’s even more impressive is that he simply doesn’t quit making the world a better place. That’s why he’s this week’s AFH Community Hero!

Dalton recognized the platform he held through football during his time at Kansas State University and hasn’t stopped using it for good since. Whether it’s his work through his foundation, The RisnerUp Foundation, working to promote youth physical activity through our AFH Fit Program, raising awareness for food insecurity as a Campaign Champion for our 2021 Feeding America National Nutrition Month campaign, or serving as a Special Olympics Champion Ambassador, Dalton gives his time to so many different, yet equally important, causes.

Some of Dalton’s recent work includes:

  • Visiting multiple military bases in Hawaii to show his support of our Armed Forces
  • Hosting an auction and donating the raised funds to support high school students and the nonprofit, A Precious Child, who were affected by the Marshall Fire
  • Visiting elementary school kids in Denver to inspire them and bring them joy
  • Bringing smiles to children’s faces who are in the hospital battling cancer

“I’m a Colorado guy. I take pride in being a part of the community and a leader. There are so many families that need help. I want to be a part of that. I can’t imagine how hard it has been on them.”

Dalton Risner, on helping with the Marshall Fire

We feel very lucky to work with Dalton and can’t wait to see what’s next!