Maholm nominated for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award
The Man of the Year award first started in 1997, which was re-named in honor of Marvin Miller in 1998.
According Major League Baseball, the award is given to “the player in either league whose on-field performance and contributions to his community inspire others to higher levels of achievement.”
Curtis Granderson recieved the award in 2009, Michael Young in 2008, Torii Hunter in 2007 and Albert Pujols in 2006; to name a few.
The players on each of the 30 clubs nominate their fellow teammates and it’s up to the fans to vote and choose the six finalists.
Paul Maholm has had a huge impact on the Pittsburgh community since he was called-up in 2005. Since losing his mother to cancer, Maholm has worked primarily with Gilda’s club in Pittsburgh.
(Gilda’s club mission statement is: To develop strategies and lead activities that will enable our worldwide group of independent affiliates to become the premier emotional and social support community for people with cancer and their families and friends. To nurture affiliate network growth and serve as a unifying voice and catalyst to ensure program effectiveness, a quality brand image and the highest standard of operation wherever Gilda’s Clubs exist.)
A few of the events he hosted at the Gilda’s club are an anual BBQ with the Bucs dinner, and a super Saturday kids workout.
Maholm recently hosted a “Strike out Cancer” event in June to raise money for the Gilda’s club. Guests enjoyed a buffet, danced to a live band, chatted with some Pirates players as well as the coaches and broadcasters. There was also an auction and raffle that guests could bid on.
Maholm also provides holliday meals and gifts for those less fortunate in Mississippi.
Not only does he do so much for the community he is always supporting his teammates charity events as well.
These are just a few of the many amazing things Paul has done for the Pittsburgh community. And are just a few of the reasons why you should vote for him for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.
You can vote for Paul Maholm here.
You can see the full lists of players who were nominated here.