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Troy Vincent has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Trenton, New Jersey. A star cornerback at Wisconsin who played 16 years in the NFL and made five Pro Bowls, Vincent quickly made his way up the NFL executive ranks and is currently the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the NFL.
The position places him among the highest-ranked African-American executives in the history of the NFL.
Vincent is not only ambitious in his career but steadfast in his philanthropic and community involvement and remains a great example as a father and husband.
Bowling for Parkview is a community celebration and fundraiser for Parkview Elementary School set to take place on Wednesday, January 29th at Bowlero in Miami, FL.
Conceptualized under the leadership of Parkview Elementary School’s Principal Dr. Crystal Spencer, the event is a way to provide additional opportunities and resources for students, faculty, and staff, this fun-filled, celebrity-studded event gives supporters the opportunity to bowl with their favorite athletes, celebrities, and influencers.
In ongoing efforts to serve and inspire those in underserved communities, Chef Tommi Vincent, Troy Vincent Sr., their family brand Vincent Country, Miami Dolphins Linebacker Jerome Baker, and NFL Legend Takeo Spikes will host Bowling for Parkview in partnership with Cigna.
Bowling for Parkview is one of several events over Super Bowl week in support of Parkview Elementary School, a Miami-Dade public school with 316 students in grades PK, K-5, that empowers students by ensuring academic fruition, emotional intelligence, and an appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity.
Through the Vincent family’s Love Thy Neighbor Community Development Corporation — a non-profit that is committed to building thriving neighborhoods by creating opportunities for positive social and economic change — Parkview will also participate in the annual Safe Zone Activity Day where volunteer hours will be counted for NFL Huddle for 100, a commitment from the NFL community to log over 100 million minutes of service.
In addition, the Cigna Health Improvement Tour, a cross country mobile lab, will be providing free health screenings for Parkview Elementary parents during the Safe Zone Activity Day event.
“My wife Tommi and I have committed our lives to be of service to our community,” said Troy Vincent. “We are thankful to partner with those who truly care and are taking actionable steps to impact and raise funds earmarked to support the needs identified by Parkview Elementary.”
“The Cigna team is proud to partner once again with the Vincent family and the NFL to help improve the health and well-being of the kids, teachers, and parents of Parkview Elementary,” said Mike Triplett, Cigna President of U.S. Commercial. “Cigna has a longstanding relationship with Miami Dade Public Schools, and through these events, we are making a positive impact on the lives of the Parkview community.”
Additionally, Parkview Elementary was asked to provide a wish list of items needed to enhance their educational experience. Items such as school supplies, office furniture, computers, smartboards, and sports equipment were requested.
All net proceeds from Bowling for Parkview will be used to acquire these items and all donations are tax-deductible through the Love Thy Neighbor Community Development Corporation.