New Lion Israel Idonije wins Daily Point of Light Award

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on July 9, 2013 – 2:07 pm

Israel Idonije

New Detroit Lions DE Israel Idonije has been recognized for his work away from football with the Daily Point of Light Award.

Idonije’s foundation — the Israel Idonije Foundation — provides support to thousands of kids through after-school programs, sports camps and medical missions. The foundation focuses on three places: West Africa, the Canadian city of Winnipeg and Chicago.

Read more about what Idonije is doing through his foundation on

Founded by President George H.W. Bush, Points of Light is the world’s leading volunteer organization with more than 20 years of history and a bipartisan legacy.

Daily Point of Light Awards are given to individuals who find innovative ways to meet community needs; efforts which often lead to long-term solutions and impact social problems in their local communities.

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6 Responses to “New Lion Israel Idonije wins Daily Point of Light Award”

  1. By Mike C on Jul 9, 2013 | Reply

    I am happy the Lions were able to sign a contract with this man. He will bring plenty of football talent. However, I am more impressed with the class of man they have brought to the club. Welcome to Detroit, Israel.

  2. By broccolilava on Jul 9, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations to Israel Idonije. It seems like this guy is serious about charity work. I can see why so many Bears fans were sad to see him go.

  3. By rockbo1955 on Jul 9, 2013 | Reply

    I am a very happy lions fan not only did we get a great player we got great person as well this what we need in the offer season great news and congratulations!

  4. By lionsfans on Jul 10, 2013 | Reply

    hey Israel, congratulatons! hope you have a great season.

  5. By lionsman247 on Jul 10, 2013 | Reply

    What an amazing player and person, glad to have him on the Lions! Change is needed and maybe he can be that change and usher a new era of upholding the legacy of the NFL and the Lions team by demonstrating great community outreach and showing these other million players that there is more to life than their fancy cars houses and piles of money.

  6. By Don on Jul 11, 2013 | Reply

    Congrats Israel, It is Great to see a man so dedicated to helping the children of this world.And helping their Parents and Teachers and all. I also love the new comic that your working on. Welcome to Detroit.

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