Funds Raised Will Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
NFL Alumni (NFLA) and JVC TV today announced they have renewed a partnership that began in 2014 when JVC first became a national sponsor of NFLA charity golf tournaments around the country.
The partnership continues for NFLA under the name of Pro Football Legends which is the marketing arm of the retired players group.
NFLA has 35 active chapters across the United States, which each host events throughout the year that raise money for local charities in the respective regions. JVC will donate over 100 televisions each year to NFLA chapters to auction off at these fundraising events to support NFLA’s mission of ‘Caring For Kids’ along with philanthropic efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“I am pleased to have JVC back on our team,” said Elvis Gooden, CEO of NFL Alumni. “Our chapter events play a huge role in our fundraising efforts around the country and together we will continue to raise money for their local charitable causes.”
Also, additional JVC TV’s will be donated to teams participating in the St. Jude Children’s Research Triathlon in various cities. Alumni will use the TV’s to drive funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research and 100% of the proceeds will go towards St Jude Children’s.
“JVC is delighted to continue the partnership with NFL Alumni. It has been a positive and productive partnership. We have leveraged JVC’s amazing products and NFL Alumni’s commitment to Caring for Kids to raise over $30,000 in funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a brand we are committed to utilizing our innovative products to contribute to our community at large by aligning ourselves with great organization like NFL Alumni” said Richard Houng, President of JMC representing JVC.
NFL Alumni is the oldest, most well-known and well-respected retired player organization in professional sports. Membership includes thousands of retired players, coaches, front office executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and avid fans.
A primary mission of NFL Alumni is to inform, assist, and serve players in their post-NFL lives. Alumni are offered a diverse package of medical, business, and legal services to help keep them and their families healthy, productive, and connected to the league and their former teammates.
The NFL Alumni also has a traditional mission of “Caring for Kids” across the country. Player alumni give back in their local communities by raising funds for youth-related charities through their 35 regional chapters. It is a tradition that has existed for more than 50 years and continues to raise millions of dollars in support of these local causes.
JVC was established in Yokohama, Japan in 1927, JVC’s earliest beginnings included manufacturing phonographs, pressing the first ever record in Japan, and launching the world’s first VHS deck. Today, JVC’s longstanding heritage of intelligence and innovation translates into superior products that continue to entertain, excite and evolve. Life demands smart technology to better connect with one another, offer richer experiences and improve lives. From smart TVs to streaming sound bars, JVC’s impressive lineup of audio and visual products offer cutting-edge quality at an exceptional value, making innovation more accessible. JMC is the sales and marketing organization responsible for distribution of JVC brand TVs and home audio products in the U.S. Find JVC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit www.jvcsmart.com.
About NFL Alumni
NFL Alumni is comprised of former NFL players, coaches, staffers, cheerleaders, spouses, and associate members whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The Alumni offers a variety of medical, financial, and social programs to help members lead healthy, productive and connected lives, as well as community initiatives under its “Caring for Kids” programs. Pro Football Legends is the commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni. For more information, please visit www.nflalumni.org.