The Packers have nominated Brad Jones for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The Walter Payton Award is given annually and is the highest distinction an NFL player can earn for his community service.
Jones is involved is numerous charities in Wisconsin. Per the Packers, Jones - the winnter of the 2013 Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award,
"....has given great amount of support to the Brown County Human Services Department Pals Program, Families of Children with Cancer, the Boys and Girls Club of Fox Valley and the Sister Bay Lions Club.
He was also involved with the WPS Health Insurance Pro vs. G.I. Joe program, in which NFL players play Call of Duty against United States soldiers overseas; the Campbell’s Chunky Soup Click for Cans competition, which donated food to Wisconsin food pantries; the Mike and Jessica McCarthy Golf Invitational, which donates proceeds to the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison; Packers’ Draft Day parties; and the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational."
Each NFL team nominates one player per team and each nominated player selects one nonprofit to receive $1,000 in the nominated players name. The East Lansing chapter of Gateway Community Services (Kevin J. Moody Home) will receive Jones's donation.
"Gateway Community Services is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving runaway, homeless and struggling youth and their families in Michigan’s Ingram, Eaton and Clinton counties since 1970. Jones grew up in East Lansing, where the Kevin J. Moody Home is located.
The Kevin J. Moody Home serves as a shelter to youth ages 12 to 21, and provides a place for struggling teens to receive essential services through the organization’s self-sufficiency programs."