Cam Heyward recognized by the NFL for his off-field work
There are those who are recognized for their amazing play, there are those who are recognized for their work in the community, and then there are those who are recognized for both.
Pittsburgh Steelers captain Cam Heyward would fall into the latter category.
Not only is Heyward an All-Pro on the field, he’s an All-Pro human being off the field. To hammer this home, Heyward was recently acknowledged for his work in the community by the NFL, receiving the Week 8 NFLPA Community MVP award for his “Cam’s Week of Kindness”.
This per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Ahead of his near return to the field, Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive lineman Cam Heyward is the Week 8 NFLPA Community MVP for spreading generosity and support to Pittsburgh youth through his Cam’s Week of Kindness.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 27, 2023
This is the second straight year for ‘Cam’s Kindness Week’ through his Heyward House Foundation.
“I had a blast doing it last year and I wanted to do it again,” said Heyward. “I had the opportunity to go all over Pittsburgh finding different ways to give back.”
This from the Steelers official website:
Heyward was honored as the Week 8 NFLPA Community MVP for his efforts this week. The NFLPA is making a $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice and he is eligible for the prestigious NFLPA Alan Page Community Award, which is determined by a league-wide player vote in January from among the season’s 18 Community MVPs. The winner receives an additional $100,000 donation from the NFLPA for his charity.
“I really do enjoy giving back to the community and this just really highlights everything my foundation does, everything my teammates try to contribute,” said Heyward. “It’s a celebration to try to give back to our community.
“It’s giving back to our community in fun and special ways and having teammates and everyone participate. I get to do things outside of this week, but we get to put an exclamation point on the year and what we were able to accomplish.”
Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8.