For me, it's important to make an impact both on the field and in the community. Our Community Impact Awards provide a platform to honor outstanding individuals and organizations doing great work, and to raise funds for the foundation's programs and outreach activities
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
More than 200 guests joined Atlanta Falcons Chauncey Davis (#92) and The Chauncey Davis Foundation for the 2nd Annual Community Impact Awards on Thursday, September 9, at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation's office. The invitation-only reception recognized the work of the 2010 honorees which included: environmentalist Laura Turner Seydel (Woman of the Year); philanthropist and music mogul Devyne Stephens (Man of the Year); Verizon Wireless (Corporation of the Year) and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Community Impact Award). WSB-TV's Channel 2 news anchor Jovita Moore served as the evening's MC.
"For me, it's important to make an impact both on the field and in the community. Our Community Impact Awards provide a platform to honor outstanding individuals and organizations doing great work, and to raise funds for the foundation's programs and outreach activities," said Davis, a 6th year NFL star and Auburndale, Florida native. In 2007, during Davis' second season with the Atlanta Falcons his mother Glenda Davis had her leg amputated due to complications associated with diabetes. This fueled Chauncey's desire to make a difference and directed his focus to participate with various health and wellness related outreach initiatives.
During the program, Davis and representatives from The Orkin Family Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. "Each year, The Orkin Family Foundation has supported our efforts by contributing to our Community Impact Award recipient. We can't thank Adam Orkin and The Orkin Family Foundation enough for their generous support," added Davis
The 2010 honorees spoke to attendees about their personal work and efforts in the community. "There is no letter 'i" in team," said Stephens as he received his Man of the Year honor. "Just as the Chauncey Davis Foundation does, we at Devyne Intervention need everyone's help to encourage young people, inspire them through the power of music and guide them to productive lives." Michele Miller accepted the Corporation of the Year Award on behalf of Verizon Wireless and Dr. Mark Rigby accepted the Community Impact Award on behalf of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta "We're so proud of the work Chauncey is doing in our community and amazed at the impact his foundation has made in such a relatively short amount of time," said Miller, Retail Sales Director for Verizon Wireless.
The more than 200 guests included: Atlanta Falcons John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons Jonathan Babineaux, actor/comedian Chris Tucker, mega church minister Bishop Eddie L. Long, NFL veteran Chris Draft, NFL veteran Kendall Simmons, syndicated radio personality and co-host of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show Ebony Steele, Hell's Kitchen finalist Jason Ellis, celebrity chef Marvin Woods and more. Music was provided by Ron James and cocktails were compliments of Grey Goose.
Sponsors for the 2nd Annual Community Impact Awards include: Georgia Power Foundation; Tara Fine Jewelry; Tents, Tents, Tents; DTLR; Orkin & Associates; Orkin Family Foundation; Enterprise; New Birth Missionary Baptist Church; Affairs To Remember; Singleton Marine Group; Piedmont Heart Institute; Atlanta Falcons; Air Ventures; Carlos Museum; Emory Conference Center, Remede Spa at the St. Regis; Chef Jason Ellis; Chef Marvin Woods; Marketing Consultants of Atlanta; Profile Marketing & Public Relations; Nike; Grey Goose and more. "There are hundreds of wonderful organizations out there today who do great things in the community, but finding one that truly stands out with their positive impact on the lives of young people and their families in our community makes the decision to support The Chauncey Davis Foundation an easy one," said Dan Miller, Vice President/General Manager of Enterprise Holdings.
Upcoming events for The Chauncey Davis Foundation include the 2010 Bike For LIFE Christmas initiative that provides more than 92 bikes for youth and a 2K walk/run. For more information on The Chauncey Davis Foundation, visit The more than 200 guests included:http://www.chaunceydavisfoundation.org.