NFL Alumni to Host Annual Youth of America Week

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August 20-26 Events Will Impact Thousands of Kids Around the Country

The NFL Alumni announced today that the organization’s 2017 “Youth of America Week” will take place August 20-26 at locations around the country.

Youth of America Week is a coordinated effort of NFL Alumni chapters to participate simultaneously in youth-related community service activities. Youth of America Week began in 1983 when NFL alumnus and Congressman Jack Kemp introduced a resolution that was signed by-then President Ronald Reagan.

“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.”

NFL Alumni chapters will host a variety of events during Youth of America Week including football clinics, school supply drives, trips to NFL training camps and more.

“Throughout the year, all NFL Alumni chapters host events to support children’s charities,” said Elvis Gooden, interim President & CEO of the NFL Alumni Association. “We are excited about bringing back Youth of America Week again this year and look to continue our mission of ‘Caring For Kids’ while impacting youth around the country through community involvement.”

Below are a few events that will be hosted by NFL Alumni Chapters around the country.


Austin Back to School BBQ/School Supply Drive & UT Practice Experience
Baltimore Ravens Youth Football Camp
Central Ohio Parents Night out at Base Camp
Cincinnati USA Football Protection Tour at Paul Brown Stadium
Indianapolis Fuel Up to Play 60 with Colts
Jacksonville Football & Cheer Clinic
Northern Cal Angel Tree Football Clinic
Philadelphia Say It With Clay & Interactive Kids
Tampa Back to School Backpack Giveaway
NFL Alumni National Office Ronald McDonald House Breakfast
NFL Alumni National Office Jaws Youth Playbook Tailgate
NFL Alumni National Office School Supply Drive Collection/Drop off at the Andrew Jackson School




About the NFL Alumni

The National Football League Alumni is a non-profit organization comprised mainly of retired National Football League players, coaches, professionals and Associate members. The focus of the NFL Alumni is to serve, assist and inform players in their post-NFL lives. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive and connected.  With its dual mission of “Caring For Kids & Caring For Our Own”, the NFL Alumni is an advocate for all former players while also engaging them to give back to their communities by raising funds for youth charities. NFL Alumni members are organized into chapters around the country. With a history going back to 1967, the NFL Alumni’s fundraising efforts typically raise more than $1 million per year for charity. For more information please visit


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