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NFLPA Announces Von Miller as Week 17 Community MVP
Thursday, January 2, 2020

For the third year in a row, Broncos standout linebacker Von Miller will be eligible to take home the NFL Players Association’s most prestigious honor. On Friday, the NFLPA announced that Miller was named Community MVP for Week 17 of the 2019 season for the ongoing impact that his ‘Von’s Vision Centers’ have created in the Denver and College Station communities over the past season.

By being selected as a Community MVP, Miller is now eligible to win the Alan Page Community Award – the most prestigious award the Players Association can bestow upon a player. Miller will compete with the 17 other Community MVPs from this past season to become a finalist for the award, which will be announced in February.

Each week during the NFL season, the Players Association names one player as that week’s Community MVP. These weekly awards recognize the players who go above and beyond to be stewards of their communities, using their platforms as NFL stars to enact change and impact the lives of those who need it most.

Other players who have been named Community MVPs this season include Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner and Adam Thielen.

This marks the third consecutive year that Miller has been named a Community MVP during the season. He was the Week 17 Community MVP in 2017, as well.

In recognition of being named the Week 17 Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 donation to Von’s Vision. This donation will help continue the ongoing impact created by Von’s Vision Centers.

In November of 2018, Miller opened his inaugural Von’s Vision Center at the Broncos Boys & Girls Club. Since then, Miller has launched two more Vision Centers – one at Cope Boys & Girls Club in Denver and one on the campus of Texas A&M University – and provided no-cost eye exams and vision screenings to 164 students over the past few months.

You can read the NFLPA’s press release announcing Miller as the Week 17 Community MVP here.






 
 

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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...

WHY

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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