Elizabethton's Witten named NFL Neighborhood MVP

Rain Smith • Jan 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM

According to NFL.com, Elizabethton's Jason Witten has been named the Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP for the 2008 season.

The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP is a national program that recognizes players who are making a positive impact in their local communities through charitable programs and contributions.

Witten was honored for the work he does through the Jason Witten S.C.O.R.E. Foundation, an organization Witten founded in 2007 to provide support and assistance for families and individuals affected by domestic violence.

In 2008, the foundation instituted the SCOREkeepers male mentor program in six women's shelters throughout Texas in an effort to provide positive male influences for children affected by domestic violence. S.C.O.R.E. also opened the Jason Witten Media Center at the Boys & Girls Club of Dallas and the Jason Witten Literacy Center in Witten's hometown of Elizabethton, Tenn.

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