Daily Sports Smile: Denver Broncos star Von Miller provides vision care services to local Atlanta youth
Denver Broncos star Von Miller continued his mission to provide adequate eyecare to local communities this month. On Oct. 9, Miller provided more than $35,000 worth of vision care to 70 kids in Atlanta, GA.
Through his Von’s Vision Foundation, Miller has provided free vision care to economically disadvantaged kids around the country. This year, Miller took his initiative “Vision Days” to different locations. The Von’s Vision Foundation began its touring in Atlanta.
Several families arrived at Ebenezer Baptist Church to receive a free eye examination and corrective wear. The kids were also given a choice to pick out their favorite eyewear and have it delivered to their homes.
The standout linebacker was named the National Football League Players Association Community MVP for Week 6.
It was Miller’s fourth time winning the NFLPA Community MVP award.
"I love seeing kids light up as they receive their new glasses,” Miller said in a statement to the NFLPA. “I wasn't expecting that. In 2012, I just wanted to start Von’s Vision and help a few kids...and here we are today. It’s a beautiful process and an education I couldn’t have imagined. It’s a blessing.”
Miller also has Von's Vision Centers at three Boys and Girls Clubs in the Colorado area. He also set up “Von’s Locker” to help grant access to kids with an eyewear prescription.
The Von’s Vision Foundation aims to help students receive the vision services they need. The hope is to provide them with eyewear to thrive in and out of the classroom.
This season, Miller has 4.5 sacks in five games. The eight-time Pro Bowler is in his 11th season with the Broncos after being selected out of Texas A&M in 2011.