Torrey Smith was announced last week as the San Francisco 49ers nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He does a ton of work with various groups, including his own Torrey Smith Family Fund, and it is a worthy honor just to be nominated. A year ago, Anquan Boldin was the 49ers nominee, and he ended up winning the award.
As the team nominee, Smith will see $50,000 donated to the charity of his choice. Smith is having it go to his Family Fund. Additionally, all of the team nominees are competing to see who can get $25,000 donated to their charity. The person with the most tweets that include the hashtag #TSmithWPMOYChallenge will get $25,000 donated to their specific charity. If you’re on Twitter, give it a tweet.
Smith has been pushing people to get the word out, and he has decided to drop in some great videos of his always entertaining kids to get more retweets. How about this one of T.J. and Bruce Ellington dancing?
Or this one:
Here is a rundown of the Torrey Smith Family Fund, and you can visit its website here:
A nonprofit established to provide youth with the tools they need to identify, unleash, and reach their full potential. As part of the nonprofit’s efforts, the Torrey Smith Family Fund has activated on various programs including, but not limited to, hosting a Leadership, Education, Vision, Effort, Love (L.E.V.E.L.) Teen Summit, L.E.V.E.L. Up multisport and STEM Camp, school supply donations, Reading Oases, holiday events, annual celebrity basketball games, and open dialogue events with activists, educators, officers and community members to discuss issues facing young black males in Baltimore. In addition, in honor of Torrey’s late brother, Tevin Jones, the Torrey Smith Family Fund awards four annual college scholarships to high school seniors.