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NFL Foundation, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade And Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) Expand Commitment To Fund Athletic Trainers In Underserved High Schools Nationwide


St. Louis, June 24, 2015 – At the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis today, the NFL Foundation, NATA, Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) announced the expansion of the athletic trainer outreach program for the 2015-2016 school year, funding additional athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide. The groups will contribute more than $2 million to the program, doubling last year’s $1 million contribution, as well as provide educational resources, hydration solutions, equipment and programmatic support.

In August, a nationwide contest will launch to give high schools across the country an opportunity to win funding for athletic trainers to help ensure the safety of their youth athletes. In addition, NFL teams will continue to provide athletic trainers in NFL communities where they are most urgently needed, building on efforts started by the Chicago Bears in 2013 and taken up by 16 NFL teams in 2014. To date, the outreach program is impacting more than 160,000 youth athletes across more than 670 schools nationwide.

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NFL Legends Community Newsletter – March 2015

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The NFL League Office stays in regular contact with its former players, passing along vital information via email each month about benefits and services available to them & their families as well as alerting them to where other members of the NFL Legends Community are currently living and working.

The March 2015 edition of NFL Legends Community Newsletter included a list of 20 player alumni who have gone on to successful careers on and off the field. To view the full edition, click here.

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Buffalo Bills Owner KIM PEGULA has been named to the National Football League Foundation board, it was announced today. Pegula, who with her husband Terry purchased the Bills earlier this year, will replace Mary Owen, former Bills executive vice president of strategic planning and a member of the Wilson family.

The NFL Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those involved in the game of football. The foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football, and communities nationwide.

A western New York native and mother of five, Pegula serves as president and chief executive officer of Pegula Sports & Entertainment, overseeing all aspects of the 12 sports and entertainment subsidiaries that comprise the company.  

“I am excited and proud to join the members of the NFL Foundation in their important philanthropic work,” said Pegula. “I look forward to continuing the Bills’ long-standing legacy on the Foundation board and supporting the league’s unwavering commitment to this important endeavor.”

Pegula joins on the foundation board CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president and chairman of the NFL Foundation; MICHAEL BIDWILL, president, Arizona Cardinals; SHAHID KHAN, owner, Jacksonville Jaguars; ARTHUR J. ROONEY II, president, Pittsburgh Steelers; JASON TAYLOR, former player and 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year; and LEONARD WILF, owner/vice chairman, Minnesota Vikings.

“One of our priorities is on healthy kids, healthy lifestyles and promoting the wellness of football fans and their communities,” said Anderson. “We know how important these issues are to Kim. We are most pleased to have her join our mission to improve communities through the power of our sport.”

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NFL Celebrates Youth Health and Wellness During League-Wide Day Of Service With United Way

NFL and Teams Participate in 16th Annual NFL-United Way

Hometown Huddle Day of Service

2014 Marks 41st Year of NFL-United Way Partnership


NFL coaches, players, and executives will help members of their community to PLAY 60 today during the 16th annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle league-wide day of service. Teams will build fitness zones and playgrounds, host youth football clinics and help kids get active for 60 minutes a day as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness campaign.


Now in its 41st year, the NFL-United Way partnership connects NFL PLAY 60 with United Way’s goal to get more young people healthy and active. United Way, which works in 1,200 communities across America, is creating healthier communities by increasing access to nutritious foods for families and increasing opportunities for physical exercise and play.


Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL’s in-school, after-school and team-based programs. All 32 clubs activate PLAY 60 locally, with thousands of NFL PLAY 60 events held annually.


“We are proud to join United Way to celebrate youth health and wellness by giving back to the community and making sure all kids have the chance to ‘PLAY 60,’” said Vice President of Social Responsibility ANNA ISAACSON. “Through NFL PLAY 60 and our work with United Way, we will continue to provide our youngest fans with safe places to exercise and empower students to maintain healthier lifestyles.”


Click here for a snapshot of how teams are working with United Way to celebrate Hometown Huddle events. New York-based NFL employees will join United Way volunteers at a local school today to help transform the dance room and outdoor play spaces. NFL employees in Mount Laurel, N.J., and Culver City, Calif. will also participate in local events.


The NFL and United Way invite fans to show how they lead healthy and active lifestyles by posting an image to social media channels using hashtag #HowIPLAY60. Photos will be featured on


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About NFL PLAY 60

Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL’s in-school, after-school and team-based programs. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $300 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have built hundreds of NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated programs into more than 73,000 schools nationwide since the campaign launched. All 32 clubs activate PLAY 60 locally, with thousands of NFL PLAY 60 events held annually. For more information, visit


About United Way

With more than 2.8 million volunteers and 9.7 million donors worldwide, and more than $5 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. It is working in nearly 1,800 communities across 41 countries and territories to create community solutions that improve life for everyone. Across the world, United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, civic and faith organizations, as well as educators, labor, health organizations, government and more.