The National Football League Alumni (NFL Alumni) is impacting hundreds of lives throughout the country this week by activating its annual Youth of America Week. A coordinated effort by NFL Alumni’s national office and participating affiliated chapters, the week-long celebration features a variety of events including football clinics, school supply drives, and trips to NFL training camps.
“Giving back to children’s charities is a cornerstone of NFL Alumni,” said NFL Alumni chairman of the board and former Eagles Quarterback, Ron Jaworski. “Getting our retired football players together to provide positive experiences for underprivileged kids is what Youth of America Week is all about.”
Youth of America Week became public law in 1984 after NFL alumnus and Congressman, Jack Kemp, introduced a resolution to the 98th Congress (1983-1984) that was signed by-then President Ronald Reagan. NFL Alumni chapters participate, simultaneously, in youth-related community service activities facilitated by retired National Football League players, coaches, professionals and associate members.
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