On Wednesday, ESPN named Jason and Devin McCourty as joint finalists for the 2020 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award.
According to ESPN, “the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, is given to an athlete whose demonstrated leadership has created a positive impact on their community through sports”.
ESPN released the following statement about the McCourty twins nomination in a press release;
“The McCourty twins feel strongly that too many kids with great potential get stuck with juvenile records at a very young age. In many cases, this marks the children for failure later on in life. Devin has been a passionate advocate for criminal justice reform at the Massachusetts State House. Thanks to his leadership, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill to increase the age at which children can be charged in juvenile court from 7-years old to 12-years old. When his brother Jason joined the Patriots, together they urged lawmakers to raise the age of adult court jurisdiction from 18 to 19, a move that the bill established a task force to study. They also are working together to address disparities in educational funding. Thanks to their leadership, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a bill that will invest $1.5 billion in the Massachusetts public education system over the next seven years, focusing primarily on underfunded schools with low-income students.”
The McCourty twins will appear on ESPN during the week of June 15th alongside other nominees and the winner of the award will be announced during the 2020 ESPY Awards on June 21st.
In addition the winner will also receive a $100,000 grant from ESPN for a qualified charity related to their humanitarian efforts, with each of the finalists receiving a $25,000 grant.
Congratulations to the McCourty’s and go bring home another honor to New England!
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|NBC Sports Boston - Jun 6th, 2020|