NFL Foundation Blog: September 2015

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

Posted in: Foundation News, Youth Football

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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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE EXPAND BACK TO SPORTS PROGRAM

Posted in: Foundation Partners, Player Health & Safety

Events slated across the country and include new, robust curriculum

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Football League (NFL) have teamed up to launch a program that is designed to help promote physical activity and safe sport participation among youth.

The program, titled Back to Sports, is geared towards the parents and caregivers of upper elementary, middle and high school aged students who actively participate in sports or are considering it as an extra-curricular activity. Through an additional grant program that has been established, Back to Sports will engage with athletic trainers who will serve as expert facilitators to deliver sports safety information in up to 100 communities across the country this year.

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