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NFL Announces $1 Million Super Bowl Legacy Grant

Grant program benefits areas throughout Super Bowl Host Community

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NFL Foundation Grant Supports Local Charitable Projects

In an effort to help improve the local communities of the Super Bowl host city, the NFL Foundation provided a $1 million grant to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee's Snowflake Youth Foundation.

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Bid on one-of-a-kind, designer Super Bowl helmets

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Fans can now bid on 48 designer Super Bowl XLVIII helmets at NFL Auction. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the NFL Foundation.

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Super Bowl XLVIII Celebrity Bowling Classic

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Football fans have the chance to join former NFL players, including Hall of Famers and Super Bowl legends, for an afternoon of bowling to benefit the NFL Foundation.

The 9th Annual NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic will be held on Saturday, February 1.

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

Posted in: Foundation News, Youth Football

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

Posted in: Community, Youth Football

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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NFL Foundation Kicks Off Summer with nearly $700,000 in Grants to Youth Football Camps

Posted in: Youth Football

The NFL Foundation is kicking off summer by supporting 221 football camps through its Youth Football Camp Grant Program. Nearly $700,000 has been awarded to support current and former NFL players and coaches hosting camps for children across the country.

These are free, non-contact football camps for children ages 5-18 that focus on teaching proper technique and sportsmanship. All camp coaches must complete an online education course with instruction on injury prevention, including heat and hydration.

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Heads Up Football Advisory Committee Unites Football, Parenting and Medical Experts for Youth Player Safety

Posted in: Youth Football, Player Health & Safety

The Heads Up Football Advisory Committee along with representatives from USA Football and the NFL met for the first time today at the NFL office in New York.

The committee – which currently includes 22 men and women representing youth football experts, retired NFL players, educators and medical professionals – will advance Heads Up Football’s mission to promote player safety for the children in all 50 states who love to play the sport and gain from its rewards.

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Jason Taylor Joins the NFL Foundation Board of Directors

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The National Football League Foundation announced today that former NFL Man of the Year JASON TAYLOR has been chosen to serve on the organization’s board of directors. Taylor enjoyed a 15-year NFL playing career with the Dolphins, Redskins and Jets, including being selected to six Pro Bowls, and retired in 2011.

Taylor joins the NFL Foundation board in a newly formed post for retired Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winners who will serve two-year terms. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award has been presented annually since 1970 to an outstanding player who also makes significant contributions to society. Taylor received the prestigious award in 2007.

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