Eagle Scout Climber Matt Moniz Named a Denver Broncos’ Hero

Matt Moniz Denver Broncos HeroEagle Scout climber Matt Moniz is already a hero in the eyes of Scouts for his incredible rescue efforts at Everest base camp but now, he’s officially a Denver Bronco’s Country Hero, too.

Before 73,000 cheering fans in the Sports Authority Stadium, the Denver Bronco’s honored the 17-year-old Eagle Scout at their preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers August 29, 2015.

As one of the world’s most accomplished young alpinists, he’s garnered national praise for feats like setting the world record for climbing all U.S high points in 43 days and being the 14th American to summit Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world.

Yet more recently, he received the BSA’s Honor Award with Cross Palms at the Top Hands Conference in August for his life-saving and selfless efforts at Everest base camp.   

The Denver Bronco’s also awarded Moniz a $500 donation to a charity of his choice. As you can see in his Facebook post below, his donation to the American Himalayan Foundation’s Stop Girl Trafficking Program will send five girls to school for a year, keeping them safe from Nepal trafficking. 

Thank you Sports Authority the your donation will make an immeasurable difference in 5 girls lives.

Posted by Matt Moniz on Saturday, August 29, 2015

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