Philadelphia, PA, June 02, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- For publicly offering a gesture of chivalry during the Preakness Stakes thus serving as a role model for today's young men, Cam Newtown, star quarterback for the NFL Carolina Panthers, has been awarded the honor of "Chivalry Role Model of the Month" for May, 2015.
The recognition, presented by BringChivalryBack.com, recognizes noteworthy acts of chivalry, grandiose or small, which demonstrate the positive impact that chivalrous gestures by men can have.
At the Preakness Stakes horse race held at Pimlico Race Course May 16th, a heavy downpour created a muddy mess for the spectators. Cam Newton was in attendance, dressed in a red jacket over white pants. After the race, Mr. Newton spotted a woman in a yellow dress and large hat who wished to get across the muddy track to shelter. Ignoring that the mud could ruin his attire he graciously lifted the woman and carried her across the track so she didn't have to navigate the mess.
The gesture was caught on video by an onlooker and it almost instantly became a hit on social media, generating massive interest and many positive comments.
Relationship expert John Rasiej of BringChivalryBack.com remarks, "As an NFL star Cam Newton has a major following particularly among boys and young men. The behavior of athletes sends a powerful message to these young fans. The complimentary attention he received for this gesture tells these young men that athletic achievements aren't the only way to get seen in a positive light. His chivalry can have a big influence on the way many of his fans may want to behave. After a year when several NFL players' behavior toward women was criticized, Mr. Newton's actions provide as an important counterbalance."
Mr. Rasiej continues, "Seeing an act of chivalry and seeing it shared over and over on social media increases the odds that more and more boys and young men will get the message about the value of such a gesture."
BringChivalryBack.com aspires to rekindle the sincere practice of courteous behavior by men toward women. More information is available at www.BringChivalryBack.com and at the blog on that website. Mr. Rasiej may also be followed on twitter at @YesToChivalry and on facebook at www.Facebook/com/ChivalryMatters.