KC's Allen nabs Sakrete award
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen has been named the winner of the 2007 NFL Sakrete Sack Program. Allen has been credited with 15.5 quarterback sacks during the 2007 NFL regular season and raised $10,000 for HomeAid (www.homeaid.org), a national non-profit provider of housing for the homeless.
The Sakrete Sack Program was created by Sakrete to raise money to help fight homelessness. The program tracks the number of quarterback sacks for each participating team. Six teams participated this year: The Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons.
As the overall league winner, Allen will have $10,000 awarded in his name to HomeAid. In addition, Sakrete also made a charitable donation of $5,000 in the names of each of the Sakrete Sack team leaders: Patrick Kerney of the Seahawks (14.5), Osi Umenyiora of the Giants (13), Shawne Merriman of the Chargers (12.5), John Abraham of the Falcons (10), Bryant Young of the 49ers (6.5) and Damione Lewis of the Panthers (3.5).
"This our second year sponsoring the Sakrete Sack Program and we are pleased to have the opportunity to grow our relationships with these National Football League teams to help tackle homelessness," said Johnsie Beck, president of Sakrete of North America, LLC. "We share the same values of professionalism and giving back to the community, and look forward to extending the program next year."
"The donations from the Sakrete Sack Program will help HomeAid, both locally and nationally, serve the more than three million families and individuals who are temporarily homeless each year, including more than a million children, and enable them to get back on their feet," said Genette Eaton, CEO of HomeAid. "We greatly appreciate the contributions from Sakrete, along with the program's NFL team and individual participants, to support our mission to build dignified housing for the temporarily homeless and truly strengthen the local communities that benefit from this wonderful charitable program."