Devin and Jason McCourty honored by NFLPA for community work

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The NFLPA names a Community MVP each week to recognize the work done by players off the field, but they broke with tradition for this week’s award.

It’s being shared by Patriots defensive backs Jason and Devin McCourty for the work they’ve done together to raise money for sickle cell research and awareness. The twin brothers held a fundraiser on October 22 that brought in more than $200,000 to benefit Boston Medical Center and the non-profit Next Step, which supports young people with life-threatening illnesses.

“Sickle cell disease is a sickness that has caused a lot of pain in our family, specifically for our Aunt Winifred. So to be able to bring awareness for others and raise money to help those impacted by this terrible disease has been humbling,” Jason McCourty said in a statement. “My mom is someone who has always taught us to give back and has been a huge inspiration for Devin and myself when it comes to community service. I believe God has blessed me in so many aspects in my life that it’s only right to spread that blessing.”

The NFLPA will donate $10,000 to the McCourty brothers’ foundation or a charity of their choice and they will be eligible to win the Alan Page Community Award at the end of the year.

8 responses to “Devin and Jason McCourty honored by NFLPA for community work

  1. People don’t realize how deadly sickle cell trait can be for athletes. It can literally be an instant killer on the practice field and I’m glad theyre helping out with the cause. Awareness goes a long way!

  2. dunstonjones14 says:
    October 26, 2018 at 11:58 am
    Somewhere Reid and Kaep are brooding

    Im actually waiting for Reid to rip on them for it.

  3. Kaepernick has donated over a million dollars of his own money over the last year to social injustice programs, while the NFL won’t allow him to work. Keep fighting the good fight Colin.

  4. great people doing extraordinary things
    the work all the players do in the community far to often, gets overlooked
    a nod to all NFL players

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