Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NFL Is Back, and So Are NFLPA’s Community MVPs

Myles Garrett

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The new NFL season started last week, and that means the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is also starting this season’s highlights of its members who are going above and beyond to serve their communities off the field. Myles Garrett, who plays as a defensive end with the Cleveland Browns, is this year’s Week 1 NFLPA Community MVP.

His Back-to-School Kickoff saw hundreds of students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio receive free haircuts and hair styling before their first day of school, as well as essential back-to-school supplies. “From a very young age, my family taught me that helping other people is not just the nice thing to do; it’s the right thing to do,” said the six-year NFL player. “I’m passionate about uplifting the next generation, and I plan to positively impact as many lives as possible for as long as I can.”