VEGAS (September 10, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland and his family introduced today, September 10, the Engelland's Vegas Born Heroes Foundation to honor community heroes in Las Vegas.
The mission of the foundation is to publicly recognize and reward charities and community members who consistently and selflessly help others to benefit the city of Las Vegas. Through this mission, the Engellands will hand select 20 community heroes to attend a Vegas Golden Knights game and receive a Golden Knights jersey and Vegas Born Hero shirt.
"My family and I wanted to create this foundation to recognize the incredible men and women who work to better our community every day," said Deryk Engelland. "I'm honored to do a small part in thanking them for their contributions."
This season, heroes who went above and beyond to improve the community can be nominated through September 25 by emailing Engosheroesnomination@gmail.com. Fans can learn more about the foundation and this year's heroes by following @EngosHeroes on Twitter.
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