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Von Miller Recognized by Multiplying Good with Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service
Friday, June 21, 2019

On Tuesday, June 18th, Multiplying Good’s Board of Selectors honored Denver Broncos Linebacker Von Miller with the 2019 Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service. The award recognizes Miller’s excellence on and off the field, as one of the leading philanthropists in the NFL.

In typical fashion, Miller received his award sporting a cowboy hat and a pair of the glasses that have helped to make him an icon in both the sports and philanthropic world. Former teammate and fellow “sack master” DeMarcus Ware presented Miller with the distinguished honor at the 2019 Jefferson Awards on Tuesday evening at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The magnitude of the award was not lost on Miller. Moreover, he was humbled by the incredible philanthropy of all the individuals in the room during the event.

“I’m so honored to share this award tonight with the other honorees,” Miller said. “So many moving stories from start to finish. This has been a true blessing to be here.”

Von also credited his network of support – everyone from the foundation’s partner physicians and volunteers, to its advisory board – for helping Von’s Vision achieve its impact and ultimately for his recognition with the Jefferson Award.

Since entering the league nine years ago, Miller has established himself as arguably one of the most fearsome outside linebackers in league history. Paralleling this success has been the impact his foundation, Von’s Vision, has created off the field. In operation since 2012, Von’s Vision has provided more than $5.1 million in vision care and eyewear to over 8,500 children struggling with poor vision.

“I’ve always had high hopes for [Von’s Vision],” said Miller. “I’ve always thought it was going to be big and great. But to have helped over 8,500 kids . . . It’s simply incredible and I’m extremely humbled by it.”

The award comes on the heels of Miller’s selection as the Denver Broncos’ Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee, the first time he’s received such honors in his career. In addition to his nomination for the Walter Payton Man of the Year, Miller was also a finalist each of the last two years for the NFLPA’s highest honor, the Alan Page Community Award (formerly the Byron “Whizzer” White Award).

Coinciding with the Super Bowl in February, Miller was also presented with the “Faith in Action” Award at the 20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Other awards Miller has won include the 2016 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year Award, the Denver Bronco’s 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, the Denver Broncos 2017 Community Impact Award, and the NFLPA’s Weekly Community MVP Award (twice).

The Jefferson Awards, which is in its 47th year, is an annual banquet that honors individuals across the country who are committed longstanding public service. Miller’s former Broncos teammate Peyton Manning, along with Chris Long and Shaquille O’Neal, have also received the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service. Numerous other individuals, nonprofits, and corporations were also recognized at Tuesday evening’s banquet.



 
 

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According to a 2012 study titled “The Social and Economic Impact of Poor Vision” conducted by The Boston Consulting Group and Essilor, 30% of children experience...

NEED

According to recent data collected by Von’s Vision, 38% of children in the United States need some form of vision correction. Three out of every ten children under six years old...

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As a child, Von remembers times when we went to school without glasses or was made, fun of because of his glasses. Without glasses, it was impossible to see, impossible to...

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