PHILADELPHIA’S COREY CLEMENT NAMED WEEK 8 NFLPA COMMUNITY MVP

For a second straight year, Corey Clement delivered a Philly Special for students across the country, teaming up with the National Youth Foundation to lead its Student Book Scholar contest that promoted anti-bullying.

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PHILADELPHIA’S COREY CLEMENT NAMED WEEK 8 NFLPA COMMUNITY MVP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Corey Clement has been named Week 8 NFLPA Community MVP after he helped lead a writing contest in which students created books on how to resolve bullying. The winners earned a $500 prize, received a surprise Zoom visit from Clement and will have their book published.

“It is a true honor to be named the NFLPA Community MVP,” the Philadelphia Eagles running back said. “As an NFL player, I have the opportunity to bring attention to the causes most important to me -- literacy, anti-bullying and music education. I feel that it is important to support grassroots non-profits that are led by Black leaders.”

For the second straight year, Clement teamed up with the National Youth Foundation for its Student Book Scholars contest. More than 100 students from 31 different states submitted written and illustrated pieces about anti-bullying, providing a much-needed creative outlet in hopes of empowering children surrounding an important issue.

At the close of the national campaign, Clement made a surprise visit to the five finalists via Zoom, where he announced Dirk, Meka and Beck Troutman as the grand prize winners for their book, “From Bullies To Buddies.” In addition to the prizes, the competition recognized the literary achievements by all of the student contestants, whose books will be donated to schools and libraries across the country.

“My activism, along with community support, allows me to become more of an effective link in the chain of change,” said Clement, who champions the National Youth Foundation’s mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in children’s books.

Since his rookie season with the Eagles in 2017, Clement has consistently given back to the youth in his community. The running back has donated $5,000 to his New Jersey high school alma mater and its football program, hosted a free football camp for elementary and middle school students, and recently got involved with the “I Matter” project, where he works with youth across the country to write poetry and create art.

In honor of Clement being named this week’s Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to the National Youth Foundation. Also, our supporting partner Pledge It has set up a crowdfunding campaign. Supporters can make a flat donation at the following website:

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Clement along with the other 2020 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 NFLPA Community MVP program recognizes NFL players who are making a positive impact in their hometowns and team cities. Each week during the regular season, the NFLPA will celebrate one player who has demonstrated a commitment to giving back to his community. Please visit our website to learn more about the program.

2020 NFLPA Community MVP winners:
Week 0: Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans
Week 1: Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 2: Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles
Week 3: Landon Collins, Washington Football Team
Week 4: Oren Burks, Green Bay Packers
Week 5: Harrison Phillips, Buffalo Bills
Week 6: Derrick Brown, Carolina Panthers
Week 7: Shawn Williams, Cincinnati Bengals

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