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Super Bowl champ honored for being a great friend

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Vonta Leach receives an award at the Great Friend to Kids ceremony. Vonta Leach receives an award at the Great Friend to Kids ceremony.
The Great Friend to Kids Awards honor people who serve children in the area. The Great Friend to Kids Awards honor people who serve children in the area.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Super Bowl champion is honored for his work with kids.

The Children's Museum of Wilmington held its annual Great Friend to Kids Awards ceremony Monday. The event honors those who serve children in the local and regional community.

This year's Inspirational Award went to Vonta Leach, a fullback for the Baltimore Ravens, the 2013 Super Bowl champions.

He grew up in Rowland, NC and founded the Vonta Leach Foundation which gives kids access to educational, recreational, and healthy living programs.

Four other awards were given during the ceremony: Curiosity, Innate Love of Learning, Imagination and Unsung Hero.

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