Monday, January 22, 2018
Dallas Cowboys Center and Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador Travis Frederick is among the nominees for the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award represents the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact. Here’s why Travis has been nominated.
Blocking Out Hunger
Travis’ passion for helping kids came after learning that three out of four children in Dallas rely on school meals as their sole source of nourishment and that 9 out of 10 households are food-insecure. Travis realized he had the platform to make a huge impact. In 2016, he established the Travis Frederick Blocking Out Hunger Foundation with the mission to reshape how at-risk families address hunger. Through his foundation, Travis has established several initiatives, including Nourish 2 Flourish, which provides hundreds of meals to low-income students during school breaks. Travis’ signature program, Travis’ Pantry, provides schools with meal carts containing non-perishable food items to help students fight hunger at night and on the weekends. Since 2016, Travis efforts have impacted 53,250 individuals.
Natural Dairy Champion
Travis teamed up with Dairy MAX in 2017 to become the most recent Cowboys Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador. Travis is a natural fit: He hails from dairy-centric Wisconsin, and his grandfather transported milk for Dean Foods. Through his role as an ambassador, Travis participated in the 2016 Breakfast Games in Oklahoma and a 2017 school breakfast celebration in Garland, Texas.
Dairy MAX is incredibly proud to have Travis on the Fuel Up to Play 60 team. We want to congratulate him on his nomination and cheer him on toward a possible national award!