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Salute to Service Award


Malik Jackson (Defensive Tackle)

Over Malik Jackson's eight years in the NFL, he has shown a dedication towards giving back to members of the military and their families. His foundation, Malik's Gifts, serves as an all-encompassing support network for veterans, active duty service members, and military families. These events include shopping events where he has donated his time, resources, and money to make Five Star Veterans feel appreciated. He has hosted football camps, movie nights, and bowling events for hundreds of children of military members.

More than his donations, or the events he has hosted, Malik, truly cares about the whole family and the effect that having a loved one serving in the military can have on children, spouses, and the extended family. A former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award nominee, he values the time he has spent with each of them. Malik's contagious personality and humanitarian ways have been life-changing for the men and women who proudly serve and protect our country's freedom. In addition to the efforts Malik has made to the communities he supports, Malik has a special connection to the military as Malik's father served in the United States Army.