Kareem Jackson selected as the NFLPA’s Week 8 Community MVP
Friday, November 2, 2018
|In recognition of his second annual Dinner for a Difference
fundraising event, the NFL Players Associated has named Texans Defensive Back
Kareem Jackson as their Week 8 Community MVP Award Winner. The award
acknowledges Jackson for his efforts in raising more than $207,000 at the event
to assist women with breast cancer and children battling pediatric cancer.
|During the event, Jackson promoted his foundation’s mission
and helped to generate thousands of dollars in proceeds. He also presented his
own check of $15,000 to the Foundation, which will help to fund programs like
Christmas in July and Pretty in Pink. Just two weeks prior, Jackson held his
inaugural Pretty in Pink dinner to honor women who are either currently
battling or have overcome breast cancer. More than 75 women benefitted from
|The NFLPA’s Community MVP program highlights the many
difference-making activities that NFL players are participating in throughout
teams’ communities. Each week during the season, a single player is selected as
that week’s Community MVP, recognizing his effort to go above and beyond for
those in need. Jackson is the ninth Community MVP of the 2018 NFL season and
joins fellow Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu as the only teammates to be
named Community MVPs during separate weeks so far this season.
|As part of the award, the Kareem Jackson Foundation will
receive a $10,000 check courtesy of the NFLPA and a limited-time bobblehead of Jackson
will be made available through Forever Collectibles. These bobbleheads can be
purchased at http://www.sportsfanisland.com/.
|Additionally, Jackson is now eligible for the prestigious
Alan Page Community Award at season’s end. Only Community MVP winners
throughout the season are eligible for this award, which recognizes the single
player who has given back to his community the most throughout the season.
|To learn more about the Community MVP program and read the
NFLPA’s full release, please visit their website at https://www.nflpa.com/community-mvp.
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