Kei Kamara was lauded as the 2015 Major League Soccer Works Humanitarian award winner presented by Advocare.
The Columbus Crew SC striker, who was previously named as a finalist for the honor is expected to receive $5,000 from MLS WORKS towards a charity of his choice.
Kamara posted on his Instagram account “2k3” September this year; “Education for All” is now open in Allen Town, Freetown Sierra Leone.”
The Sierra Leonean was also named Crew SC’s OhioHealth Humanitarian of the Year.
Kamara, 31, becomes the first player in Black & Gold history to earn this prestigious League honor.
The former Boro striker, who led Columbus Crew to Eastern Conference second place with 22 goals in 32 games along with eight assists is one of the brains behind the Schools for Salone partners with few local hero in his native country to rebuild schools that were devastated in Sierra Leone’s ten-year civil war.
Kamara and Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Lahoud sponsored “Education for All Primary School” in Allen Town, East End Freetown, which opened for classes in September of this year.
Since 2005, the foundation has built 16 schools and two libraries.
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