3 Montgomery-area youth, high school teams get USA Football grant | News
MONTGOMERY, AL- Three Montgomery-area youth and high school football programs recently got a much-needed gift from USA Football, the sport's national governing
body in the United States.
USA Football awarded football equipment and uniform
grants to youth and high school football programs in the Montgomery area. Those grants went to Barbour County High School, Dallas County High School and the Millbrook Youth Football League. The grants were based
on merit and need.
USA Football annually distributes $1 million
in equipment and uniform grants to youth and high school football programs
across the United States. The program has awarded more than $6 million in
football equipment since 2006. USA Football equipment and uniform grants are
made possible through support from the NFL Foundation.
Each selected youth league receives a $1,000
package that offers a variety of football equipment and uniform options to
choose from. High schools receive similar packages valued at $1,500. Grants are
fulfilled by USA Football and its equipment and uniform partner Riddell.
USA Football is the official youth football
development partner of the NFL.
"We are pleased to
work with USA Football to provide much-needed equipment grants to youth
football leagues and high school football programs in the Montgomery
community," said Charlotte Jones Anderson, chairman of the NFL
Foundation. "These equipment grants will help ensure that youngsters who share
our love of the game are able to play it safely."
"The health and safety of every football
player is our No. 1 priority," USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. "Having proper equipment is a key step toward that goal.
Even with fundraising and strict attention to budgets, many leagues and school
districts need help to properly outfit their teams. We are proud to help lead
this important program with support from the NFL and Riddell."
About USA Football: USA Football leads the game's
development, inspires participation and ensures a better and safer experience
for all youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit
is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams.
USA Football (usafootball.com),
endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, is the sport's leader in coaching
education and player skill development for a better, safer game.
National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to
improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at
all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the
32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football,
and the communities which support our game. For more information on The NFL
Foundation, visit: www.NFLFoundation.org.
INFORMATION SOURCE: USA Football Organization