CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Greg Olsen took another step in furthering his case to be named the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Wednesday, announcing that he and wife Kara will personally donate an additional $15,000 to Levine Children’s Hospital.
Olsen, who is nominated for the award for the third consecutive year, finished second in the Man of the Year Charity Challenge behind Detroit’s Haloti Ngata. As a result of receiving the most mentions on Twitter and Instagram, Ngata received a $25,000 donation to his charity of choice from Nationwide. As runner-up, Olsen’s charity, Levine Children’s Hospital, received a $10,000 donation.
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us in this years #WPMOYChallenge! Although 2nd place is awarded $10,000, my wife and I will be donating the additional $15k for a total of $25,000 for the families @LevineChildrens! Your support is inspiring!!— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen88) January 10, 2018
Thank you for all the work your foundation is doing to help kids with CHD. This will be your legacy, not football.— 🏈💙JustJoan💙🏈 (@joanpzls) January 10, 2018
Thank YOU your support is inspiring and you will never know how much we appreciate what you do for our families and children!— Kerri Lynn (@MiniKP03x) January 10, 2018
Olsen tweeted Wednesday that he will donate an additional $15,000 to the hospital as a thank you for the support from his fans.
Olsen and Levine Children’s Hospital partnered with NFL headwear manufacturer New Era to produce limited edition beanies that were sold during the Panthers’ home game with Minnesota. The proceeds from those caps went to Levine Children’s Hospital.
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