Wed, 08 Feb 2023

Maddy Glab

The NFL Players Association announced their five finalists for the 2023 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award. Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been named one of the five.

Each player will receive a $10,000 donation from the NFLPA for his foundation or charity of choice.

Jonathan Jones (New England), Charles Leno Jr. (Washington), Darren Waller (Las Vegas) and Devin White (Tampa Bay) also made the list of finalists.

The NFLPA Alan Page Community (APC) Award is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player. The award annually recognizes one player who goes above and beyond to perform community service in his team city and/or hometown. As an award for the players and by the players, the winner will be determined next week through a league-wide electronic vote by their NFL peers.

Since suffering cardiac arrest during a Jan. 2 game, Hamlin has inspired people all over the world through his miraculous recovery as well as his servant heart, which was on display well before this month. The Week 18 NFLPA Community MVP hosted his third annual Community Toy Drive in December, distributing gifts to hundreds of Pittsburgh children in need through his Chasing M's Foundation. The non-profit started in 2020 as a GoFundMe page created by Hamlin, who was seeking $2,500 in support of his efforts to create impactful moments such as the toy drive, a back-to-school event, kids camp and more for families in his hometown of Pittsburgh. In the wake of Hamlin's medical emergency, nearly nine million dollars in donations have poured into his foundation.

The winner will be announced at 3:00 p.m. ET on Feb. 8 at the NFLPA's Super Bowl Press Conference in Arizona. The selected winner will get an additional $100,000 donation from the NFLPA for his foundation or charity of choice.

To learn more about the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award, click here.

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