PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz has been named the NFL Community MVP of the week after making a large donation to help get service dogs to those in need.
Wentz was named the Community MVP for week 3 after he and his foundation Audience of One (AO1) raised more than 100,000 dollars for specialty service dogs.
On September 22, Wentz and his foundation donated $120,000 to Canine Partners for Life to secure specially trained service dogs for individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities.
"I am incredibly honored to receive the recognition of NFLPA Community MVP for this week,” Wentz said after receiving the award, “My love for dogs and passion for helping those in need recently led me to the folks at Canine Partners for Life. After hearing and seeing the great services these dogs provide to their owners and families, it was an easy decision to partner with them to help make a difference for families in the Philadelphia area."
The funding will help cover costs necessary to raise, train and place more service dogs around Philadelphia.
Wentz’s donation comes on the heels of another charitable grant that his foundation made earlier this month to Mission of Hope in Haiti.
Wentz's love of dogs has been well documented on his social media pages, where he often shares photos of his golden retrievers Henley and Jersey.
Wentz is already the second Eagle to be named NFLPA Community MVP, after Defensive End Chris Long was the Week 2 MVP following the announcement that he would donate is first 6 game checks to fund scholarships for two children in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.