The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of neglected children and ending the cycle of abuse. The recipient of this award symbolizes professionalism, great strength and dedication. He becomes an Ambassador of Courage for victims of abuse, violence and neglect. That objective is coupled with the Foundation’s commitment to celebrating players of inspiration in the NFL.
Since its inception the Foundation through its charter with the Courage House National Support Network for Kids, and an affiliation with the National Football League and Professional Football Athletics Trainers Society has helped to provide hope to countless children and raised millions of dollars.
The Ed Block Courage Award is named in honor of Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected humanitarian.
In December members of the Eagles voted unanimously for Michael Vick to be the recipient of this years prestigious award. But one investigation showed something very disturbing!
Vick and two others strangled low performing dogs by hanging them from trees, drowning them in buckets of water — one person holding the hind legs, another person holding the dog’s head. They said Vick and two others also killed dogs with a shovel, shot them and in at least one case slammed a dog to the ground until it was dead.Vick and co-defendants Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips “seemed to get an adrenaline high when killing the dogs,” an informant said.
An award of this caliber is intended to put the recipient in a place where he can give a voice to the voiceless. It’s intended to acknowledge a quality in human beings that we can all reach to attain. It was never intended to stroke the egos of hypocrites. Vick did exactly the type of thing Block took a stand against: abusing the weak and the innocent.
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