Calais Campbell named Arizona Cardinals’ nominee for Walter Payton award
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell will represent the organization this year as a nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The NFL each year recognizes a player from each team who is an outstanding community contributor and elite on the field.
Each nominee will receive a minimum of a $1,000 nomination from the NFL Foundation to their selected charities while finalists can receive up to $50,000 toward their causes.
Campbell’s charity, the Charles Richard Campbell Foundation — named after his late father — exists to bestow scholarships and aid on Phoenix families and children in need. The organization has fed more than 300 families while donating more than $15,000 to 12 area non-profits since being created four years ago. Campbell says he hopes to one day open a community center to further empower families and children.