Derrick Brown making impact on and off the field in Carolina: Rookie named this week's NFLPA Community MVP
Derrick Brown may still be learning the ropes in the NFL but that hasn’t stopped the first-year Carolina Panther from doing what he can off the field to help ensure kids in need have a better Halloween.
The rookie lineman recently hosted a drive-thru event in Charlotte that provided $50,000 costumes, accessories and gadgets to underprivileged children. In addition to helping out the kids have a better Halloween, Brown even paid for pizza for families in need.
Brown has started his own charity organization, called the Derrick Brown Foundation, to help fund events such as the Halloween drive.
Following this event, the NFLPA game its latest weekly community MVP award to Brown. For winning this award, the NFLPA plans to donate $10,000 to the charity of Brown’s choice.
“It’s a blessing to be named NFLPA Community MVP,” Brown said. “I’m grateful to use my platform to give back and support those in need.”
This wasn’t a one-off event, either, as Brown is planning to do an event once a month around Charlotte, donating $50,000 to various causes each month.
You can read more about Brown’s foundation here and even help donate to the cause here.