Bay Port’s Ingold man of the year nominee
HENDERSON, Nevada – Alec Ingold, a 2015 Bay Port High School graduate and now in his second season with the Las Vegas Raiders in the National Football League, is the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
Considered one of the league’s most prestigious honors, the award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field.
Ingold will wear a helmet decal through the end of the season in recognition of his accomplishments.
Adopted at birth, Ingold is committed to helping spread awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families.
He will be involved with several campaigns, including Adoption Month and a Las Vegas television station series that features local children seeking fostering or adoption.
He’s also working with the Clark County Department of Family Services on social media postings to raise awareness for their foster and adoption programs.
Before Election Day, Ingold led a call to encourage voting, participating in a “Get Out and Vote” campaign that included being part of a public service announcement.
In early October, Ingold joined Special Olympics athletes from Nevada and California as they participated in “Virtual Fall Sports and Fitness,” a seven-week training program similar to their in-person sports season but conducted from their homes.
A few weeks later, Ingold led Special Olympians through drills during a virtual flag football minicamp.
In November, he participated in a virtual film breakdown with Las Vegas Centennial High School running backs as part of the Raiders ELITE Academy series and offered advice and encouragement to the student-athletes.
While training this summer, Ingold, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree as a personal finance major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discussed personal finances with Las Vegas high school students from the UNLV Young Executive Scholars (YES) Hospitality and Tourism Program.
Ingold spearheaded a fundraising activity to support the Three Square Food Bank’s Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund, which resulted in more than 31,000 meals going directly to vulnerable Las Vegas populations.
Ingold began 2020 serving and sharing nutritious meals with first- and second-grade students at Jack Dailey Elementary, a Title I school in Las Vegas, highlighting the importance of fueling up for a successful school day.
As a rookie, less than 24 hours after the Raiders’ regular-season opener and on his first off day after making the final roster, he led more than 100 students from Oakland’s Futures and CUES at Lockwood Elementary School through stretch routines and football drills.
A week later, he joined with 80 students from Davis Street Family Resource Center at Roosevelt Elementary School in San Leandro, California, with a birthday book bash to promote literacy.
During the Raiders’ trip to London in 2019, Ingold joined several teammates and alumni in visiting the Royal Air Force Mildenhall Base in Suffolk, England, to meet and support airmen and their families.
Ingold also volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry, where he sorted and distributed food to low-income families in San Leandro.
Named a Pro Bowl alternate at fullback last season, Ingold holds the distinction of registering the first Raiders touchdown in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium on a 3-yard reception from quarterback Derek Carr against New Orleans Sept. 21.
The winner of the award will be announced during NFL Honors, a primetime awards special to air the week of Super Bowl LV, on CBS.
All 32 league nominees will receive a $40,000 donation in their name to a charity of choice, and the winner will receive a $250,000 donation to the charity of his choice.
Fans are encouraged to participate in a social media campaign designed to support and promote team nominees.
Fans can vote on Twitter by using #WPMOYChallengeIngold.
The player whose hashtag is used the most between now and Jan. 17 will receive a $25,000 contribution to his charity of choice, while the second- and third-place finishers will receive $10,000 and $5,000 donations, respectively.
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