Play the video to hear why Chuck Pagano's fight against Leukemia was one of Desmond Howard's top five sportsmanship acts of the year.
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Sharing a passion for sports has led Buffalo Wild Wings and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to come together in order to bring sports into the lives of kids who need it most. These companies are committed to making your local communities a place where kids can develop strong character, a sense of team and social competency skills.
About Desmond Howard:
Desmond played professional football in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins (1992-1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Green Bay Packers (1996, 1999), Oakland Raiders (1997-1998) and Detroit Lions (1999-2002). Howard was voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXI and is the first and only special teams player to win the award. He is one of only four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. Desmond earned his place in Super Bowl lore on January 26th, 1997, when he returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown (still a Super Bowl record.) He enters his 9th year as ESPN GameDay analyst having covered the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl and National Championship games for ESPN in January 2012. Desmond joined ESPN in experience began as a contribution to Fox Sports' Best Damn Sports Show Period in 2003 and continued as a correspondent on ESPN 2's Cold Pizza in 2004 during the show's Super Bowl coverage. His television honors include being a part of several Sports Emmy winning seasons of College GameDay. For more, visit http://www.desmondhoward.com
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America:
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, some 4,000 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth
development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
5 Good Calls from Desmond Howard for "Kids Win Big"
1. Selfless act enables high school player to honor his father:
2. Life at Tulane isn't the same without Devon Walker ( http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/38717336/ )
3. High school football team helps victim of bullying
4. Tennessee football team supports injured opponent, Marcus Lattimore
5. Indianapolis Colts rally around their coach, who was battling leukemia