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Von Miller to Lauch 'Von Sacks Covid' Coronavirus Relief Campaign
Monday, May 4, 2020

DENVER (MAY 5, 2020) – Denver Broncos Pro Bowl Linebacker Von Miller is launching a month-long Coronavirus relief campaign that will provide meals to students in Colorado and Texas who are missing daily meals due to the closure of schools. The campaign, titled Von Miller Sacks COVID, will see Miller’s foundation, Von’s Vision, partnering with hunger relief-focused nonprofits and food pantries throughout Texas and Colorado to distribute meals regularly to students in underprivileged communities.
 
Through Von’s Vision, Miller has been focused on providing ongoing, no-cost vision care to students in both Colorado and Texas. Now, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these students face an even larger crisis: hunger. To address this new need, Miller has set a goal to provide 580,000 meals to students in these two states during the next 30 days through his Von Miller Sacks COVID campaign. Miller is personally funding the first 150,000 meals himself.
 
To help support this cause, fans and donors will be able to bid virtually on auction packages, enter sweepstakes for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and purchase Von Miller-branded merchandise at Miller’s exclusive campaign website. Throughout the month of May, new and exciting auction and sweepstakes packages will be phased in every few days.
 
Coronavirus relief has quickly become an extremely personal cause for Miller, as news broke on April 16th that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 himself. The Von Miller Sacks COVID campaign is providing him an opportunity to impact children affected by the very disease that he has been recovering from for the past several weeks.
 
“With schools closed for an extended period of time, there are thousands of students in desperate need for regular meals,” Miller stated. “Through my Von Sacks COVID campaign, we will be able to provide hunger relief to the students that Von’s Vision has already been working with over the past few years.”
 
It costs just 33 cents to provide one meal to a child. A single ten-dollar donation would feed a family for a week. Fans and donors have an opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the lives of students affected by the Coronavirus. To support these efforts, donors can visit the campaign’s homepage at www.vonsackscovid.org and view the auction, sweepstakes and merchandise pages or simply make a donation.
 





 
 

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Why

IMPACT

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...

ENRICH THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS
AND FAMILIES IN NEED.

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