NFL Foundation Blog: Youth Football

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NFL GIVES BACK WITH THURSDAY NIGHT’S COLOR RUSH

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NFL GIVES BACK WITH THURSDAY NIGHT'S COLOR RUSH
All NFL Proceeds Support Disaster Relief Efforts and Character Education Programs

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350 Current and Former NFL Players and Coaches Host Free Youth Football Camps in Local Communities

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NFL Foundation Awards $1 Million to Support Youth Football Camps

Camps Part of 'Play Football' Summer Activities

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NFL Foundation Youth Football Camps

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More than 350 current and former players are hosting free football camps, funded in part by the NFL Foundation.

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

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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

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

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More Than 220 Former NFL Players Serving As Master Trainers and Ambassadors For USA Football’s Heads Up Program

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The total number of former NFL players participating in the Ambassador program has tripled since its inception

Randy Gradishar, Jesse Sapolu, Ahman Green and Neil Rackers among those partnering with USA Football for the 2015 season

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NFL Foundation Commits $45 Million to USA Football

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The National Football League Foundation has approved a $45 million grant to USA Football to support the growth of youth football, it was announced today. The grant will provide funding for USA Football over the next five years.

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NFL Foundation Donates Equipment to Heads Up Football League in Moore, Oklahoma

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The National Football League Foundation announced a donation of more than 1,000 pieces of equipment, including helmets and shoulder pads, to the Oklahoma Elite Football League based in Moore, Oklahoma. The league lost its storage facility and equipment as a result of the tornadoes that devastated the area in May.

The donation by the NFL Foundation replaced helmets, shoulder pads and tackling dummies. The Oklahoma Elite Football League is one of the more than 2,700 youth football leagues across the country that is participating in USA Football’s Heads Up Football initiative.

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Vikings TE Rhett Ellison Supports Stanford Youth Impact Program

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Vikings TE Rhett Ellison Supports Stanford Youth Impact ProgramMinnesota Vikings tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison, a Portola Valley, CA native and former USC Trojan, participated as a mentor in the Stanford Youth Impact Program (YIP) on July 12th.

Ellison served as a guest speaker to discuss the importance of education and using football as tool to achieve ultimate success both on and off-the field. He also presented the organization with a personal donation to match a grant given by the NFL Foundation through its NFL Player Matching Youth Football Grant.

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NFL Foundation and USA Football Host Youth Summit

Posted in: Foundation News, Youth Football, Player Health & Safety

A select group of coaches, including former NFL players now coaching high school and youth football, have been selected by the National Football League Foundation (NFL Foundation) to participate in the NFL Foundation-USA Football Youth Summit, in Canton, Ohio this week. It is the 13th year the summit has been held.

In addition to the coaches, 92 other supporters of youth and high school football, including youth football commissioners and athletic directors from across the country, will attend the Summit, which is funded by the NFL Foundation, on Wednesday and Thursday.

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