The NFL and The Home Depot today announced the formation of The Home Depot NFL ® Neighborhood MVP, a program designed to honor 17 of the NFL's best players who have made positive impacts in their respective communities. Thanks to some fantastic off-field contributions, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans has been named one of those 17 in this year's inaugural MVP program.
Due to the fact that there are 17 weeks in the NFL's regular season, one player per NFL week was chosen. Each week this autumn, workers from The Home Depot will team up with an honoree in their respective communities to refurbish one football field or build one playground. The players will work with KaBOOM!, an independent non-profit organization partnered with The Home Depot that envisions a "great place to play within walking distance of every child in America". It is an incredibly worthy cause that, coupled with J.P. Losman's Buffalo beautification project, Buffalo Lives, will make Western New York a better place to live.
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The real action for this project, however, starts on Thanksgiving Day, when fans will be able to vote for their favorite player to be named the true Neighborhood MVP. Fan voting comprises one-half of total balloting, with the other half made up of a judging panel. The winner of the contest will be named the Neighborhood MVP, be honored the weekend of Super Bowl XLII and receive $25,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.
It has been a somber week in Buffalo, but the honor that Lee Evans has received from The Home Depot is a future opportunity for the Bills organization to shine once more. So save the date - hop onto the program's site on November 22 and cast a vote for Lee Evans. I'd like to thank The Home Depot for contacting me about this program and allowing me the opportunity to share this news with Bills fans across the country.