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Walter Payton Man of the Year Award – Two ways to get involved with philanthropy work

The winner of the 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award will be announced this weekend and it brings me back to just a year ago when I was in Miami at NFL honors as a finalist for the award waiting to hear if I won or not.

I didn’t win last year, but if I’m honest just being a nominee for such a prestigious award was truly an honor and I want to congratulate all the nominees this year and encourage everyone to continue to do good works in their communities.

Through my own philanthropy work, I’ve found there are two major ways to give back as an athlete. 1. Start your own organization. 2. Find an organization that aligns with your passion and core beliefs and work with them. I chose the latter and have been lucky to work with amazing organizations throughout my NFL career. Major shout out to @newcitykidsjc @midnightgolfdet @icanchandler!

How are you guys giving back to communities and what organizations have you started? What organizations are you working with?


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