Denver Broncos and former Texas A&M defensive end Von Miller was the NFL Players’ Association’s Week 17 Community MVP for donating 2,013 eyeglass frames to youth in need through the Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver.
The donation is part of the former A&M All-American’s Von’s Vision foundation, which provides low-income Denver children with eye care and corrective eyewear.
Miller’s donation, which equated to a $503,250 contribution, was one of many charitable contributions he made last year. He also raised nearly $400,000 at his annual Celebrity Steak-Out dinner. Miller launched Von’s Vision All Year Long in September, committing more than $1 million worth of frames to in-need Denver children over the next two years. In 2017, Miller provided free eye care to 3,278 Denver students, bringing the total to more than 5,000 kids impacted since he founded Von’s Vision five years ago.
For Miller being named a Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to his foundation or charity of choice along with an in-kind donation to him on behalf of Delta Private Jets.