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Mike DeVito wins award Dan Leberfeld

Mike DeVito was selected as the winner of the Marty Lyons Award for Community Service, given to the player who gives from the heart through charity and community involvement.

This holiday season, he donated $5,000 to the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown and served meals to 250 guests. He has also participated in countless charity initiatives this year, including: attending several Alliance for Lupus Research corporate fundraising events for the Walk With Us to Cure Lupus Program, visiting patients at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, attending the United Way Gridiron Gala which raised more than $1 million, appearing at the Jets Taste of the NFL supporting the Jets Foundation and City Harvest and visiting Thomas Edison Central Six School as part of the Eat Right Move More program which focuses on fighting childhood obesity.

“I’ve always had so much respect for Marty, as a player and for the type of person he is,” said DeVito of his fellow defensive tackle. “I’m honored to accept an award that has his name on it, and I love this community. The Jets organization has a great focus on the community and on giving back and I’ve really bought into it in the New York/New Jersey area where we live.”