Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon has a reputation as one of the most passionate competitors on the field. As remarkable as his play, Garçon brings equal energy to serving the community, specifically children and the needy in Haiti, his ancestral home.
Such work on behalf of others has earned Garçon the Redskins' 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The distinction makes him eligible for the league wide award at the end of the season.
He gives back to the Washington community through the Pierre Garçon Helping Hands Foundation, hosting the annual Pierre Garçon All-White Party, which has raised more than $400,00 for the Boys & Girls Clubs, according to Redskins.com.
He also devotes his free time to helping out with Redskins Charitable Foundation events.
Fans will also remember Garçon's efforts to support Haiti and provide disaster relief after the 2010 earthquake that rocked the island nation. He makes annual aid trips to Haiti as well.
When Hurricane Matthew stuck this year, Garçon helped lead the Redskins' humanitarian efforts, personally accompanying a delivery of bottled water and medical supplies to Hospital Bernard Mevs in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
He richly deserves the recognition for his good works.
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