NEWS - MAY 2018

Chris Long Selected as Webby Athlete of the Year

The 22nd Annual Webby Awards are pleased to honor Chris Long as this year’s Webby Best Athlete for his incredible work both on and off the football field, and for using his power of celebrity and massive online platform to do the most good possible in the world and bring attention to communities in need.

By selflessly donating his salary this season to fund scholarships in Charlottesville and educational equity programs in his designated “Pledge 10” cities, Chris Long is directly impacting the lives of countless students, and improving the path for students in the years to come. What’s more, as a Super Bowl-winning athlete with a massive online following of over half a million people on Twitter alone, by advocating for issues in the public eye he is also raising awareness, empathy, and action around the world. This enthusiasm for Chris’ mission is especially clear with his foundation Waterboys.org having reached its first milestone—in just two years—to fund 32 wells around Tanzania.

By using the Internet to not only engage with and entertain fans (which he does exceptionally well) but to promote and create fundamental world change, Chris Long embodies all of the values The Webby Awards celebrates. For this, it is our great pleasure to honor Chris Long as this year’s Webby Best Athlete.

ABOUT THE WEBBY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR CATEGORY

Honoring athletes who have upped their game by using the Web in creative and inspiring ways.

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CBS Sports Radio

Frank Vuono discusses the legalization of sports gambling with CBS Sports Radio on the DA Show on May 15th, 2018.

 

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The Wall Street Journal

The future of sports betting is discussed as well as how the leagues are preparing for this change. Read more below.

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WOR-The Voice of New York

Frank Vuono sits down with radio host, Sal Licata and talks the future of sports betting on WOR 710AM Radio on May 14th, 2018. 

 

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FOX News Podcast

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing online sports betting. Frank Vuono comments on the future and the impact of the sports world with sports betting on FOX News Rundown Podcast. 

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Fox 5 News Segment

This past Sunday, Frank and Steve did a segment on Fox 5 News NY with Sports Extra where they discussed their bond as 'blood brothers' as well as partners through their company, 16W.

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Giving His All 

Next Generations Leaders

Last season, Chris Long made football history by winning a Super Bowl while playing for free. The Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman donated his entire 2017 base salary of $1 million to charity: his first six checks went toward scholarships for students in his hometown of Charlottesville, Va. His final 10 checks supported educational equity organizations in the three cities where he has played professionally: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.

Click Here to read the entire Time article and watch the 1 minute and 22 second clip of Chris Long explaining why he gives back and why his platforms mean so much to him.