Mount Laurel, New Jersey – May 15, 2019 – NFL Alumni is expanding its relationship with Anthem Sports & Entertainment, a global multi-platform media company. The partnership helps advance the NFL Alumni’s “Caring for Our Own” and “Caring for Kids” initiatives across its 35 regional chapters, while offering charities unique access to IMPACT Wrestling’s events across the country.
“As a professional athlete, there’s no better feeling than giving back to the fans and families who’ve supported you throughout your career,” says NFL Alumni President Bart Oates. “Thanks to Anthem Sports & Entertainment and IMPACT Wrestling, we have a new platform to shine a spotlight and help those who need it most, This collaboration will not only advance the NFLA’s community engagement within local markets but it helps us share our story and mission with millions of sports fans across the globe.”
Through the partnership, IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest wrestling organizations, will help drive fundraising initiatives for local charities supported by NFL Alumni. Many of IMPACT Wrestling’s top talent will also participate in NFL Alumni events, driving broader awareness and community engagement throughout the country.
“IMPACT Wrestling has never lost sight of what matters most: our community,” said Ed Nordholm, EVP of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and president of Impact Wrestling. “By aligning with the NFL Alumni we’re able to help some of our biggest fans and the athletes of tomorrow. NFL Alumni has a noble mission we wholeheartedly support.”
IMPACT Wrestling announced a partnership with the Las Vegas chapter of NFL Alumni (NFLALV) last January and participated in the Super Weekend Golf Tournament and NFL Players’ Alumni Mix ‘n Mingle Charity Silent Auction. A press conference was held on Feb. 15 to formally launch their alliance in conjunction with television tapings for IMPACT!, and was attended by NFLALV President Linden King, Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, NFLALV Vice President Morlon Greenwood and six year NFL vet Tom Barndt. IMPACT Wrestling president Ed Nordholm and IMPACT Wrestling stars also attended.
About NFL Alumni
NFL Alumni was founded in 1967 and is the oldest and most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. NFL Alumni consists of former NFL players, coaches, executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and associate members. NFL Alumni’s mission “Caring for our Own” is to serve, assist and inform its members and their families. NFL Alumni also contributes to local community initiatives under its “Caring for Kids” programs. For more information please visit www.nflalumni.org.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a globally integrated multiplatform media company with offices and studios in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and Nashville. Anthem’s portfolio includes Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel now broadcasting in the U.S., Canada and over 20 other countries; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations seen in 120 countries and specializing in television programs, events, products, merchandise, music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers; IMPACT Plus, a multi-platform digital SDVOD service featuring live monthly premium network specials, instant access to the 3,000-plus hour IMPACT Wrestling library, original series, reality shows and documentaries, exclusive events from international promotional partners and historical content from old territories; GameTV, featuring game shows, reality series, movies and sports available in over nine million homes; and Game+, the home for fantasy sports gaming news and information, action sports, E-sports, high stakes poker and other action driven programming. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S. available in 45 million homes and on digital platforms.
For more information, visit https://www.anthemse.com/.
About IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 300 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in creating premium content, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, is broadcast globally, including Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pursuit Channel and Twitch in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, 5Spike and Fight Network in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa, and MVStv in Mexico. IMPACT Wrestling is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. For more information visit www.impactwrestling.com.