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Michael Strahan Calls for Fans to Join Him in Donating to Organization Connecting Vets and Former Pro Athletes

by Quentin Blount
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Fox Sports analyst and television personality Michael Strahan calls for fans to join him in supporting the organization Merging Vets & Players on “Giving Tuesday.”

Strahan, a former pro-bowl defensive end for the New York Giants, shared a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday. In it, he explains how the organization got started and what it’s all about.

“I am proud to work with an organization I hold near and dear to my heart in @mergingvetsandplayers,” Strahan wrote on Instagram. “Started by my brother @jayglazer and @nateboyer37,  MVP merges vets and players to create an environment where these warriors can share each other’s strength and experience and can support each other in building fulfilling lives of service and strength.”

Strahan continued, asking his followers to support the organization.

“On #GivingTuesday, I ask for you to help MVP so they can continue to build programs and unlock the potential of these great individuals. To learn more about how you can help, head to! #WeGotYourBack

According to Strahan’s post, the organization empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by connecting them after the uniform comes off. They also provide a team of support to assist with the transition into normal life. Furthermore, MVP also supports the personal development of its members and wants to show them that they are never alone.

Michael Strahan Urged Fans to Connect With Family Virtually on Thanksgiving

Before Thanksgiving Day, Strahan took a break from his busy schedule. He sent a reminder to fans to “take time to send some love virtually” this Thanksgiving.  He took to Twitter to wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. 

“Happy Thanksgiving to you all! It may be different this year than usual but take time to send some love virtually! #HappyThanksgiving.”

In the video Strahan posted, he said he understands that this year has been challenging for everyone. 

“Hey, you guys. I just wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. I know it’s a tough Thanksgiving. It’s a lot different than what we are used to,” Strahan admits. “A lot of us aren’t going to be around our family, our friends, and loved ones, but that does not mean that we cannot celebrate, that we cannot reach out, we cannot communicate.”