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Broncos Present Von Miller with Team's Community Impact Award
Friday, December 13, 2019

The Denver Broncos presented Linebacker Von Miller with their Community Impact Award through the team’s annual “Champions in the Community” awards during Thursday’s team meeting. The award recognizes Miller’s extensive charitable work in the community, largely through his foundation, Von’s Vision.

Miller, who was selected as the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2018, worked diligently to expand the reach of Von’s Vision this past year, including opening a new Von’s Vision Center at the campus of Texas A&M University, partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation on the first-ever Von’s Vision Fest, and even held the first College Vision Days on the campuses of the University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver.

This is the second time in three years that Miller has been presented with the Broncos’ Community Impact Award, having received it in 2017, as well.

So far in 2019, Miller finished as a finalist for the NFLPA’s 2019 Alan Page Community Award, received the Faith in Action Award from the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, was recognized by Multiplying Good with the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service and was named the Broncos’ nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

Other Broncos player recognized on Thursday for their outstanding work in the community included Justin Simmons (Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee), Dalton Risner (Community Rookie of the Year) and Chris Harris Jr., Joe Jones, Brandon McManus and Will Parks (Community Ambassador Awards).






 
 

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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...

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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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