Kareem Jackson selected as the NFLPA’s Week 8 Community MVP
Posted By:  Austin Alley
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 this program.
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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