Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is being recognized today for his work in the community at a luncheon and dinner gala in Washington, D.C.
Kelly is one of the 17 recipients to receive the Jefferson Award. The Jefferson award presented to Kelly, is one of the Nation’s top honors for community service and volunteerism, and is known as the “Nobel Prize for Public Service.”
Kelly’s continued commitment to community service through Kelly for Kids afforded him the award as part of the Outstanding Athlete in Service and Philanthropy category. Kelly for Kids has given more than 4 million dollars to children’s charities around Western New York, and continues to grow and give back each year. Kelly’s foundation has worked to fund research for the treating and curing of Krabbe disease and other leukodystrophies. Kelly has inspired countless parents and children around the world with his dedication and perseverance in helping children battling devastating diseases.
“During the years I played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, community service and reaching out to others was such an important part of my role with the team,” said Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. “I had an incredible opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others…and I feel privileged to be able to do the work I am doing.”
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