Nominations open until March 31, 2015 at www.patriots.com/community.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (February 26, 2015) – The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) are accepting nominations for the 2015 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards. The awards highlight the Patriots' ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, which honors Myra Kraft's lifetime commitment to volunteerism. The Patriots Charitable Foundation and members of the Kraft family will review all nominations and select individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteering. Twenty-six volunteers will be selected and honored at a luncheon at Gillette Stadium. Each honoree will receive a Myra Kraft Community MVP Award, as well as a grant in their name to be given to their respective nonprofit organization.
"The Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards are one of my favorite programs that we do throughout the year," said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. "It is a great opportunity to recognize people who are dedicated to making a difference in their local community. Every year we get to hear these incredibly heartwarming stories of selflessness and I know that these volunteers would make Myra very proud."
Through the Myra Kraft Community MVP program, nonprofit organizations throughout New England have the opportunity to reward their hard-working volunteers for the invaluable time and support they provide. The 26 MVPs will each receive grants, including one grand prize winner of $25,000, 10 second prize winners of $10,000 and 15 third prize winners of $5,000. The money will be awarded to the nonprofit organization for which each honoree volunteers.
New England residents who are 13 years of age or older and provide volunteer services for nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible for nomination. Only one nominee may be considered from each organization. The strongest consideration will be given to nominees who are hands-on volunteers who do not receive any compensation – monetary or otherwise – for their efforts.
Nonprofit organizations may nominate volunteers for the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards by completing the application found at www.patriots.com/community. Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2015.