NFL Foundation Blog: July 2013

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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