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Barwin Up For NFL Man Of The Year

Posted Dec 2, 2015

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On Wednesday morning, the NFL announced the 32 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees, and for the second straight season, Connor Barwin has been named the Eagles’ Man of the Year.

“Serving their communities and philanthropic causes is a strong and long-standing tradition of NFL players," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “These outstanding young men embrace and represent that important commitment of giving back to our communities. We salute and thank our players for their leadership."

It’s almost hard to imagine that Barwin is only playing in his third season in Philadelphia, considering all the work he’s put into giving back to the community during his time here.

Barwin’s Make The World Better Foundation has recently completed the revitalization of Ralph Brooks Park at 20th and Tasker in South Philadelphia and is now working on bringing the same type of rejuvenation to Smith Playground on 24th Street. Using money from his two Make The World Better concerts held at Union Station, Barwin has helped provide Philadelphia children with a safe and clean place to play.

Each of the 32 team nominees receives a $5,000 donation to their charity of choice. The two runner-ups will receive an additional $6,000 donation to their charity of choice. The winner will receive an additional $50,000 donation to his charity of choice. Three finalists will be announced in January 2016, and the winner will be announced during the NFL Honors Ceremony held on the night before Super Bowl 50 on February 6, 2016.

Fans can help Barwin achieve even more good in the City of Philadelphia by using the hashtag #BARWINWPMOYCHALLENGE across social media. The Man of the Year candidate whose hashtag is used to most through December 31, 2015 will receive a $20,000 donation to support their cause.

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