The foundation also recently started the "Coaching Boys into Men" program. Coaches of male athletes from four Arlington, Texas high schools were brought in and taught how to coach their players the right way. In addition, the coaches learn how to interact with their student athletes about the rights and wrongs of dating and interacting with women.
Witten was one of five finalists for this year's Humanitarian Award. The other finalists were London Fletcher of the Redskins, Domonique Foxworth of the Ravens, Israel Idonije of the Bears and Josh Wilson of the Seahawks.
Other nominees included: Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders; Josh Brown, Rams; Thomas Davis, Panthers; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Cortland Finnegan, Titans; Brian Finneran, Falcons; Daniel Graham, Broncos; E.J. Henderson, Vikings; Quentin Jammer, Chargers; Matt Leinart, Cardinals; Jake Long, Dolphins; Shaun O'Hara, Giants; Tony Richardson, Jets; Clifton Smith, Buccaneers; Drew Stanton, Lions; Max Starks, Steelers; Zach Strief, Saints; Joe Thomas, Browns; Ernest Wilford, Jaguars; Vince Wilfork, Patriots; George Wilson, Bills; Charles Woodson, Packers.