$1 million initiative is part of $25 million committed by NFL Foundation
toward health & safety projects in next 3 years
The National Football League Foundation and NFL teams will fund athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide, it was announced today. The announcement was made as part of a White House summit on youth sports safety.
The $1 million program, a collaboration with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), is part of $25 million committed by the NFL Foundation over the next three years towards health and safety projects. These projects are in addition to the $45 million the NFL recently announced in support of USA Football and the Heads Up Football program. Other health and safety initiatives include:
- The Back to Sports program—a collaboration between the NFL, National PTA and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to host wellness events in NFL markets that educate parents on the rewards of sports participation and provide information on concussion signs and symptoms, hydration and NFL PLAY 60.
- Field grants to provide new and refurbished places for kids to play safely
“The NFL Foundation is proud to support the important work that will help keep athletes of all levels safer as they play the sports they love,” said Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, chair of the NFL Foundation. “We are pleased to work with a diverse group of leaders in their respective fields to help advance the important cause of sports safety.”
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