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The linebacker is up for "Most Valuable Philanthropist" in the 2014 Sports Category. It is part of  "All Stars of Giving."

Davis founded "Defending Dreams" with his wife, Kelly.  The foundation strives to teach kids through academic programs and sports programs.  Davis hosts a free football camp for kids.  The program is designed to teach kids about teamwork, leadership, and various skills to help them reach their goals.

Giving back to the community is important to Davis and his wife Kelly for many reasons. The inspiration to start his foundation came from his own childhood, during which he didn't have the opportunities he's trying to provide kids with now.

Davis grew up in Georgia, and his wife is from South Carolina. Combine that with the fact that Davis has played all nine seasons of his NFL career in Charlotte, and it's easy to see why he feels compelled to help these communities.

Currently, Davis is in 2nd place for the 'MVP' award. Fans can vote three times a day until May 15th.

To vote for Davis or others, visit: https://givkwik.com/campaigns/2014-asu
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