My name is ... Leah Shafer

Singer seems to bring luck to Denver Broncos

Posted 9/18/18

About me I'm an international gospel singer from Parker. My passions are women's conferences and Stephen Ministry, but I also do the national anthem for the Denver Broncos. They named me the “Good …

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My name is ... Leah Shafer

Singer seems to bring luck to Denver Broncos

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About me

I'm an international gospel singer from Parker. I also do the national anthem for the Denver Broncos. They named me the “Good Luck Charm Singer,” because every time I sang we won. I've done it about 16 times, mostly the playoff and AFC Championship games. I'm also an esthetician and own Skin By Leah in Lone Tree. I'm a mom of a little girl and I've been married 18 years. We just moved here from Newport Beach, California, about eight years ago.

What I love about Parker

It's completely different. It's a lot calmer here, peaceful. I miss the ocean, for sure. At first it was just kind of a shock being quieter than California. It's a great place to raise our daughter and a family and a business and the people here are just so nice. It was a really great move.

How I got to sing the anthem at Broncos games

I sing in some pretty big churches from time to time, and the entertainment director happened to be at a service and she approached me and asked if I wanted to do the game. That was eight years ago. I've been singing it ever since.

I sang for the 50th anniversary when Peyton Manning was leaving. It was really emotional and to be part of such a historical moment in football was pretty cool.

I did the (Los Angeles) Angels and the (Anaheim) Mighty Ducks and stuff like that, but never the NFL.

The difference between singing at football and baseball games

It's like night and day. First, the sound is completely different. Baseball is a little more fly-by-the-seat. With the NFL, because there are times that I am televised, we do a sound check and we make sure the cameras are ready and stuff. Baseball doesn't really do that, they don't televise at all.

What inspires me

Honestly, just doing right by people, helping people. When you're an entrepreneur, like myself, and you're in the limelight in any kind of way, to not ever take those opportunities for granted. Just be aware of how you can make a difference, whether it's in my skin care business, music or just in life because we're never guaranteed tomorrow. I just try to make the best of each day and appreciate it.

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