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NFL Names Randy Allen of Highland Park High School Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year

The NFL and the Dallas Cowboys announced Head Football Coach RANDY ALLEN of Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas is the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year.

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Research Conducted by The Cooper Institute® Shows Positive Association for Health Outcomes for Students Participating in NFL PLAY 60 Programming

Posted in: Foundation News, Foundation Partners, Community

Longitudinal observation showed increased aerobic capacity and decreased body mass index for schools participating in NFL Play 60 programs compared to non-participating schools.

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LEGENDS ON THE LINKS NFL Foundation Golf Tournament

In celebration of its 26th year, the NFL Foundation is partnering with the NFL Legends community to host an 18-hole golf
tournament at Golf Club of Houston, home course to the PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open. As part of the festivities
celebrating Super Bowl LI, “Legends on the Links" will be played on two separate courses, the Tournament Course, which
hosts the PGA Tour event annually, and the Member Course, where the PGA Tour played from 2003 through 2005. The
event also provides the opportunity to play alongside true NFL Legends and the chance to win memorable prizes

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NFL Announces Team Nominees for Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award

Posted in: Foundation News, Youth Football

The NFL announced today the high school football coaches nominated by the 32 NFL teams for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Representing the best at the high school level, these coaches were nominated for the national award, named for the winningest coach in NFL history, by NFL teams for their character and integrity, leadership and dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety, and on-field success.

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NFL AND LISC GRASSROOTS PROGRAM GRANTS MORE THAN $3 MILLION FOR NEW AND REFURBISHED COMMUNITY FOOTBALL FIELDS IN 17 CITIES

Posted in: Foundation Partners, Community, Youth Football

Nearly $43 million committed since 1998, supporting 322 projects nationwide

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NFL FOUNDATION NAMES SUSIE SPANOS AND STEVE TISCH TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Posted in: Foundation News

The NFL Foundation today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the NFL Foundation Board are SUSIE SPANOS, philanthropist and wife of San Diego Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos, and STEVE TISCH, New York Giants chairman and executive vice president.

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NFL ANNOUNCES TEAM NOMINEES FOR WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE

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NEW NFL FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM TO EXPAND HIGH SCHOOL ACCESS TO ATHLETIC TRAINERS

Posted in: Foundation News, Foundation Partners, Player Health & Safety

Up to 150 grants to be Awarded to Eligible High Schools in Arizona, Illinois, Oklahoma and Oregon

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOUNDATION AND NFL’S THREE FLORIDA-BASED TEAMS LEND SUPPORT TO ORLANDO COMMUNITY

Posted in: Foundation News

The National Football League Foundation and the NFL’s three Florida-based teams—the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers—are uniting to support the victims’ families and survivors of the tragedy in Orlando. Together they will contribute $400,000 to the OneOrlando Fund.

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NFL FOUNDATION GRASSROOTS PROGRAM NOW OPEN

Posted in: Foundation News, Community

A Community Football Fields Program
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Foundation, which provides funding for the Program, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the Program. The goal of the Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program provides grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects.

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