**Willis McGahee** has been named the 2009 Humanitarian Award winner by the Howard County Community Action Council. The Ravens RB will be honored at the Holland Awards dinner on October 8, 2009 at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. For more information or to attend, visit the Council's official Web site.
McGahee became a Community Action Council of Howard County, MD, Inc. partner in 2007 and has supported CAC on many fronts.
In 2007 and 2008, Mr. McGahee inspired the entired community to donate toys to the Council's Head Start children. Through his leadership and community engagement, each child in the three Head Start centers received new toys, which he personally handed out in 2007. In 2008, he distributed turkeys to low-income families at our Thanksgiving Giveaway. This year, Mr. McGahee provided 20 Hooked on Phonics reading programs and 400 books to Head Start.
In the summer of 2008, Mr. McGahee was given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at an Orioles game. Instead, he invited a child from a Head Start family whom he had brought to the game to throw the pitch.
As a professional football player, Mr. McGahee is a role model for many young people. The Community Action Council of Howard County, MD, Inc. is delighted at his contributions and outstanding example.