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SALUTE TO SERVICE AWARD

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Anthony Sherman (Fullback)

Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman has been a longtime supporter of the United States Armed Forces. Sherman is currently in his seventh season with the Chiefs and has continuously proven to the Kansas City community that he is dedicated to showing appreciation and support to our service men and women across all branches of the military. Each year Anthony Sherman participates in a variety of initiatives to give back to service members. The Chiefs' Military Appreciation Day at Training Camp is one event that Sherman participates in year to year.

Sherman loves being able to provide experiences to military members and their families and has said, "We wouldn't be able to do what we do on Sundays if it wasn't for the people that go out there and defend our freedom and give us the opportunity to do what we want to do." Chiefs activations such as this have inspired Sherman to go above and beyond even after the events. In December of 2018 various Chiefs players, including Sherman, threw a holiday party for a few local Gold Star families. It was at this event that Sherman met Joyce Turner, the mother of Staff Sergeant, Shaun Mittler, of the United States Army who gave his life defending our country at the young age of 32. Sherman invited the family for an all-inclusive surprise trip to Super Bowl LII. Turner was invited back to Arrowhead for what she thought was a complimentary tour but was shocked and overwhelmed with emotion when she saw Sherman in the locker room waiting to present her and her family with this gift. Sherman also went out of his way to start a charitable initiative involving the Veterans Community Project (VCP) of Kansas City.

Sherman has helped donate funds to VCP, helping them cover the various costs of building tiny homes that are designed with the intention of getting homeless veterans off the streets. The league has also provided Sherman with platforms to show his military support. Through the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign, Sherman was able to bring awareness to the Lone Survivor Foundation during the 2018 season. Anthony Sherman has made himself known to be an avid ambassador of the military community. His continuous efforts to support and give back to service members have gone unnoticed by none and Sherman's platform and genuine passion for this cause have allowed him to make an impact on the lives of many active duty members, retired military personnel, and their families.