Malcom Jenkins – Nominated for Humanitarian of the Year

Malcom Jenkins – Nominated for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson As a defensive back in the NFL, Malcolm Jenkins is paid to take away from opposing offenses. But giving back is what fuels his life. Jenkins started his own non-profit organization, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, to help bringContinue reading

Mike Ditka – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Mike Ditka – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson On the football field, Mike Ditka earned the nickname “Iron Mike’’ for his hard-nosed style of play. That no-nonsense approach carried over to his coaching days. Little did few understand that even “Iron’’ has a melting point. DitkaContinue reading

Natasha Watley – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Natasha Watley – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Natasha Watley always knew she was a softball player. What she didn’t realize was that young girls looked up to her as a role model. Now, she serves as a mentor. After conducting softball clinics and seeing howContinue reading

Tim Flannery – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Tim Flannery – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Tim Flannery has never found it easy to look the other way throughout his life, whether that was while he was involved in baseball or music. Both those interests have gone a long way to helping launch andContinue reading

Jim Furyk – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Jim Furyk – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson One of the most recognizable names on the PGA circuit, Jim Furyk shows his drive goes beyond just the tee box. The former PGA Player of the Year in 2010 launched the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation thatContinue reading

John Urschel – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

John Urschel – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson While football players know they need to understand their Xs and Os, John Urschel wants to make sure everybody understands how to work with numbers. Urschel is a PhD candidate in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology whileContinue reading

Jeff Allen – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Jeff Allen – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Every athlete needs a backup plan. With odds stacked against a career in professional sports, ensuring knowledge and job skills are attained for life outside of the playing field has become a passion for NFL lineman Jeff Allen.Continue reading

Karina LeBlanc – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Karina LeBlanc – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson As a young girl in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Karina LeBlanc realized to attain her dream, she needed to seek help. That bold decision to reach out to her community changed her life as the two-time Olympian servedContinue reading

Bo Porter – Nominated for Humanitarian of the Year

Bo Porter – Nominated for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson One simple act of kindness turned in to a lifetime of giving back for former major league baseball player Bo Porter. Growing up in the inner-city district of Newark, New Jersey, a neighborhood friend offered a lending handContinue reading

Julius Thomas – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Julius Thomas – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Learning to read is the backbone for any education. Julius Thomas wants to ensure kids have this skill in their playbook of life, sharing the message that “Reading Equates to Success’’. A tight end who used to catchContinue reading

Thomas Davis – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Thomas Davis – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Throughout his life, Thomas Davis has been surrounded by those who possess strength and compassion. It’s no coincidence Davis, a 12-year NFL veteran with the Carolina Panthers, now shows that with his philanthropic work. The Thomas Davis DefendingContinue reading

Kyle Rudolph – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Kyle Rudolph – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Pitching in to help others comes natural to Kyle Rudolph. The Minnesota Vikings’ tight end was always willing to lend a hand to teammates seeking charitable contributions. But this year, Rudolph took a step forward when he, alongContinue reading

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