Educational Program Livestream Walter Payton Man of the Year

Educational Program Livestream Walter Payton Man of the Year

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As part of a joint effort with museums in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties looking to provide some educational opportunities, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is pitching in to present content for teachers, parents, and students every Friday at Noon (more information here).

Last week, the program that was presented was “Careers in the NFL” that outlined different careers in sports. All of these programs can be viewed on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ProFootballHOF

This Friday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is proud to present a 30-minute Educational Program focused on one of the most prestigious awards the NFL has to offer. No, it’s not the MVP Award or even Player of the Year – is the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.

This award recognizes an NFL player (or two) who is committed to excellence on and off the football field. The giving of this award started in 1970 and renamed in 1999 after the late Chicago Bears’ Running Back Walter Payton. Every NFL team nominates one player who has left a positive impact on their community. Last year, Defensive End Calais Campbell from the Jacksonville Jaguars won the award for his program “Campbell’s Season of Giving.”

Each year, the winner of the award receives $250,000 donated to the charity of their choice, with all other 31 nominees getting a donation of $50,000 in their name to a charity of their choice.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to recognize the significance of this award for what it is – some of the greatest athletes to ever step on the field leaving an impact off the field. You don’t have to be an NFL athlete or even a Hall of Famer to give back though – you just need the drive and passion to make a difference in your community. Awards and accolades are great – but those are secondary to the good you can do when giving back to your community.

This video is part of a 6-part educational video series created by the Hall of Fame’s Youth and Education Department for parents, teachers, and students to help further their education from home or the classroom.

To view the other videos, as well as videos from the acclaimed Heart of a Hall of Famer program powered by Extreme Networks, please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IyYPqCSlfOLcYtA6XNsA

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