Melvin Gordon selected as the NFLPA’s Week 1 Community MVP
Thursday, September 13, 2018
|In recognition of his participation in the Los Angeles Meal
Pack for 9/11 Day, the NFL Players Association named Chargers Running Back
Melvin Gordon as their Week 1 Community MVP. The award acknowledges how Gordon
has embraced community involvement as a member of the Chargers, specifically
through his personal mission of hunger relief.
|In commemoration of Americans’ sacrifices on September 11,
2018, Gordon spent the afternoon at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
where he and one thousand other volunteers packed 250,000 nonperishable meals.
These meals were distributed to the homeless, the elderly, veterans, and food
insecure youth throughout Greater Los Angeles. Though not an official program
of the Beyond the Flash Foundation, the Meal Pack for 9/11 was a direct
continuation of the mission of Gordon’s personal charity, which is to provide
support for inner-city and low-income children throughout Los Angeles who
struggle with hunger.
|The NFLPA’s Community MVP program highlights the many
difference-making activities that NFL players are participating in throughout
teams’ communities. Each week during the season, a single player is selected as
that week’s Community MVP, recognizing his effort to go above and beyond for
those in need. Gordon is the second Community MVP of the 2018 NFL season.
part of the award, Melvin Gordon’s Beyond the Flash Foundation will receive a
$10,000 check courtesy of the NFLPA and a limited-time bobblehead of Gordon
will be made available through Forever Collectibles. These bobbleheads can be
purchased at http://www.sportsfanisland.com/.
Gordon is now eligible for the prestigious Alan Page Community Award at
season’s end. Only Community MVP winners throughout the season are eligible for
this award, which recognizes the single player who has given back to his
community the most throughout the season.
|To learn more about the Community MVP program and read the
NFLPA’s full release, please visit their website at https://www.nflpa.com/community-mvp.