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Chris Draft Named “Hero” by D.C. Nonprofit Organization

Posted on: September 17, 2010

“NFL veteran Chris Draft has spent the last 13 years of his life tackling some of the toughest and biggest opponents in the National Football League. Now, Draft is being honored for tackling literacy and health disparities in the community through his work with The Chris Draft Family Foundation.  Capital Cause, a nonprofit dedicated to providing an avenue for young professionals to give back creatively to local communities, recently honored Draft and others during the Political Fusion reception in Washington D.C.

“Words can not express the gratitude I have for receiving this honor from Capital Cause,” said Draft, who is among the inaugural group of honorees. “Each day I wake up, I challenge myself to be a better person, a better leader in my community and a better contributor to society as a whole. I thank Capital Cause for helping me shed light on the disparities that plague youth and families across this nation.”

Capital Cause’s Political Fusion networking reception honored Draft with the organization’s “Unsung Hero” award for his service to the local community through the Chris Draft Family Foundation and his commitment to literacy through the launch of his children’s book, “Do You Want To Play Catch?” and work with literacy awareness groups nationwide…”

To read the rest of the article, go to: http://www.chrisdraftfamilyfoundation.org/initiatives/character_team/features?id=0024

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