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Dolphins Wide Receiver Kenny Stills To Receive Award For Community Service

Charles Trainor Jr.
Miami Herald

Kenny Stills' on-field work has been well documented, but the Dolphins star wide receiver is now being recognized for his efforts off the field. 

His passion to combat inequality was recognized by SAVE, Miami Dade's largest LGBTQ organization. The group will present Stills with the Luminary Icon Award for his contributions to social justice. 

Stills and teammate Albert Wilson were the only players to kneel during the national anthem this past Sunday, continuing the protest of social injustice and police brutality. 

Stills has participated in every community drive the past two seasons. In 2016, he helped organize a town hall meeting that brought local leaders and law enforcement together to discuss and address racial inequality. 

"Stills has won SAVE's admiration and respect for being one of the most visible Dolphins in the community and a strong advocate to protest against racial ineqaulity and systemic oppression," officials from SAVE say. 

The award is just some of the recognition Stills has received this week. In a tweet on Wednesday, Florida's Senator Marco Rubio set politics aside to recognize Stills' community service efforts. 

Rubio tweeted: "You dont have to agree with how or why he has chosen to excercise the 1st Amendment before every game to acknowledge the hours he gives voluntarily, on his day off, to serve his fellow Americans."

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