[Mercury News] Will Shields wants to make the world a better place.
Whether its through the foundation he founded or through a simple gesture, he does his best to do just that.
Shields, a 10-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman from Lawton, is the male recipient of this year’s Henry P. Iba Citizen Award, given to athletes who excel in sports and show a desire to help others through their actions. The female recipient is golfer Amy Alcott. The awards ceremony was planned Monday night.
Shields started the Will to Succeed foundation in 1993 to help abused, battered and neglected women and children. As one of his charitable deeds, Shields said he will arrange for battered women to spend a “day of beauty” where they are taken to a beauty salon to pamper themselves.