Almost sixteen percent of Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees are clients of the largest and most successful provider of philanthropy management in the professional sports industry whose headquarters lies in Florence, Kentucky.
Collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry, Prolanthropy is the go-to organization for the “good guys” in professional sports that want to develop and fulfill their philanthropic visions through first-class events and creative programs to impact the lives of people in need.
Established in 1970 and renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back and presented by Nationwide, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field, according to nfl.com.
Receiving a $5,000 donation to their charity of choice, the following Prolanthropy clients were nominated by their respective teams as praise to the positive impact he has had on his community:
Minnesota Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway and his Lead the Way Foundation, whose mission is to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout the Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences. #GreenwayWPMOYChallenge
Washington Redskins Outside Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and his Blitz for the Better Foundation, whose mission is to provide support to seriously ill, special needs and physically challenged children throughout Greater Washington D.C. #KerriganWPMOYChallenge
Tennessee Titans Tight End Delanie Walker and his Delanie Walker Gives Back Foundation, whose mission is to provide inner city and low-income children with educational opportunities and resources to beat the odds. #WalkerWPMOYChallenge
Buffalo Bills Center Eric Wood and his Eric Wood Foundation, whose mission is to seriously ill, special needs and physically challenged children throughout Greater Buffalo, New York and his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky with daily encouragement and life-changing experiences. #WoodWPMOYChallenge
Receiving an additional $6,000 donation to their charity of choice, a pool of three finalists will be announced in January, from which a winner will be selected by an elite panel of judges. He will be announced at the NFL Honors awards show on February 6 and receive an additional $50,000 donation to his charity of choice.
In the meantime, fans can help nominees secure an additional $20,000 donation, courtesy of Nationwide, through the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Charity Challenge by using his unique hashtag on any social media platforms now through December 31.