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Chris Long, Chicago Fire Honored at 2019 Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards

Retired NFL player Chris Long, the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League headlined the winners at the fifth Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, which were held Tuesday night at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Long was honored with the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award for "his commitment to giving back through strategic, multifaceted efforts," while the Fire were named Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year, and the NHL earned the League Humanitarian Leadership Award, per ESPN.

The former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, who donated his entire 2017 salary to charitable causes,announcedin September he'd donate a quarter of his 2018 salary to help launch First Quarter for Literacy, a program aimed at helping kids in Philadelphia learn to read.