Even though the Super Bowl isn’t for another three weeks, winners are already being awarded, and Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is one of them.
Athletes in Action has announced that Fletcher will be named the 2012 ‘Bart Starr Award’ winner, given to a player who best exemplifies Starr’s commitment to family, teammates and the community. The award will be given to Fletcher at the Super Bowl Breakfast in Indianapolis on Feb. 4.
Fletcher’s unquestionable commitment and contribution to the Redskins on the field is matched only by his efforts and initiatives off the field. In addition to his work with team-organized events like Redskins’ Harvest Feast, the “Stuff a Backpack” School Supply Drive, The Children’s Inn and visits to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fletcher founded London’s Bridge as a nonprofit in 2003.
Ironically, ever since his nomination late last week, Fletcher has blogged about bridging the gap to the next generation, and also headlined a final push for the Choice Hotels Washington D.C. project, “The Room to Rebuild”:
According to “The Room to Rebuild” website:
It’s a program is a multi-year dynamic philanthropic partnership between Choice Hotels International and Rebuilding Together, funded by the Choice Hotels International Foundation.
The partnership – named “Room to Rebuild” – is part of the ongoing commitment by Choice Hotels to strengthen the local communities in which their associates and franchisees live, work and provide hospitality.
Fletcher’s work with the group is just the newest way that he’s been able to positively impact the Washington community, both on and off the field. It’s a pleasure to congratulate Fletcher for all of his recent accomplishments, and nice to see that he’s finally receiving the national recognition that he so richly deserves.