As he continues to making giving back to the Denver community a priority during the holiday season, kicker Brandon McManus has been named the NFL Players Association's Week 15 Community MVP.
"I am humbled and honored to have been named the NFLPA Week 15 Community MVP," McManus told the NFLPA. "My foundation, Project McManus, aims to provide at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Colorado with a platform for change."
For 25 days in December, McManus is supporting a variety of charitable organizations and people in need as part of his Project McManus 25 Days of Giving initiative, including Denver Rescue Mission, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Animal Rescue of the Rockies.
According to the NFLPA, McManus "donated more than $50,000 of resources to support Denver families in need through his 25 Days of Giving campaign."
"Starting with December 1, each day has focused on a different area of need for families – Mondays support local animal shelters; Tuesdays are for holiday shopping sprees; Wednesdays provide rent and mortgage relief; Thursdays are for transportation support through gas gift card giveaways; Fridays are when four families have the opportunity to fill their grocery carts with as many supplies as possible in 15 minutes; Saturdays are for providing medically tailored meals to Coloradans living with severe illnesses; and Sundays feature a gameday experience for a group of kids," the NFLPA wrote in their press release.
While McManus regularly works in the Denver community, the holidays are a particularly important time for him to give back.
"My foundation and I pride ourselves on making an impact for those in need, especially during the holiday season," McManus said. "Our mission remains steadfast -- leave our communities in a better place [than] they were before."
Each winner of the Community MVP award this season receives a charitable donation of $10,000 from the NFLPA, which they can donate to a charity of their choice, and they become eligible for the NFLPA's Alan Page Community Award.