Thursday, December 29, 2011
Safety George Wilson named Buffalo Bills Man of the Year
For the second time in three years, George Wilson has been honored by the Buffalo Bills for his charitable efforts. Wilson, a veteran safety out of Arkansas, was recently named the Buffalo Bills 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year due to his work in the local community, ABC affiliate WKBW reports.
Among his contributions was his participation in the NFL's Play 60 Fitness Party, which was held in December. The event brought hundreds of children from the Buffalo area to the team's field house so they could exercise and learn the importance of staying active. Additionally, Wilson participates in a program where he buys 20 tickets to each home game and donates them to local schools.
However, perhaps his biggest effort is his work with the Buffalo Bills Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign, the news channel reports. As the spokesperson for the group, he has helped raise $8,000 and mentored 15 young men.
Part of the award lets Wilson contribute $1,000 to the organization of his choice from NFL Charities. Frendo supports the league's charitable arm by providing it with fee-free donations. Sign up now.
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