INDIANAPOLIS’S BRETT HUNDLEY NAMED WEEK 7 NFLPA COMMUNITY MVP
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brett Hundley has been named the Week 7 NFLPA Community MVP after he hosted his annual Halloween Spectacular for more than 250 kids and families who live with epilepsy.
“I am honored to be named the NFLPA Community MVP for this week,” Hundley said.
“Being in a position where I can give back and help families and kids is what it's all about.”
This year’s Halloween Spectacular by The Hundley Foundation featured costumes, food, music, trunk or treat, pumpkin decorating, mummy wrapping and a candy bag scavenger hunt. The free festivities, held in Las Vegas, built on the non-profit’s mission to create events where families living with epilepsy can forget about their challenges, relax and connect with one another.
While growing up with his sister Paris, who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child, Hundley developed a greater understanding of the condition and empathy for those who live with it. In 2019, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback and Paris launched The Hundley Foundation, providing a safe haven and resources for children living with epilepsy and other disabilities – many of whom feel isolated, alone or are not comfortable going to large events because they fear they will have a seizure.
“As the Hundley Foundation has grown, we have expanded our mission to include initiatives in epilepsy, education, wellness and mentorship,” said Hundley, who has led the non-profit’s expanding efforts to help underserved communities in Arizona, California, Indianapolis and Nevada.
The seven-year veteran has made quite the imprint on these communities during 2021. In January, Hundley set up a scholarship fund at his alma mater, Chandler High School, in Arizona, where each recipient received $1,500 towards his or her education. He also treated the Chandler High teachers and staff to lunch to show his appreciation for those educators who impacted him during his teenage years.
In May, Hundley hosted his first annual LACE'EM UP for Epilepsy Walk in Las Vegas, raising more than $40,000 to support the work of the Hundley Foundation. That same month, he also partnered with Rick Harrison from TV's “Pawn Stars” to help lead Harrison’s 7th Annual Pawn Stars Poker Run in benefit of The Hundley Foundation. More than 200 motorcycle riders took part in the event and $80,000 was raised for charity.
In honor of Hundley being named this week’s Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to his charity or foundation of choice. Our supporting partner, Aldine Sports Association, will create customized T-shirts and hoodies featuring his unique Community MVP superhero illustration made by HEARTLENT Group. The apparel will be sold on ASA’s website during the season, with a portion of all proceeds going to Hundley’s foundation or charity of choice.
Hundley, along with the other 2021 Community MVPs, will become eligible for this year’s Alan Page Community Award, which is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player.
The Community MVP campaign is part of the NFLPA’s continued efforts to support the year-round, civic outreach and engagement of its player members. Please visit the NFLPA Community MVP website to learn more about the program.
2021 NFLPA Community MVP winners:
Week 1: Justin Reid, Houston Texans
Week 2: Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
Week 3: Emmanuel Sanders, Buffalo Bills
Week 4: Arik Armstead, San Francisco 49ers
Week 5: Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
Week 6: Von Miller, Denver Broncos
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