NFL Alumni

July 29, 2016 10:59 ET

NFL Alumni Announces Youth of America Week 2016

August 21-27 Events Will Impact Thousands of Kids Around the Country

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwired - July 29, 2016) - The NFL Alumni Association announced that the organization's 2016 "Youth of America Week" will take place August 21-27 at locations around the country. The announcement was made by NFL Alumni (NFLA) President Joe Pisarcik and former NFL wide receiver Fred Barnett at a free youth football clinic at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Philadelphia yesterday.

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 President Ronald Reagan.

"Giving back to children's charities is a cornerstone of NFL Alumni," said former Eagles Quarterback and NFLA Chairman 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, hospital visits, a Back to School BBQ, trips to NFL training camps, and more.

"All year long, NFL Alumni chapters support children's charities in their own communities," said Pisarcik. "Youth of America Week gives us an opportunity to focus our efforts and really make an impact on a bigger scale."


Austin Back to School BBQ and University of Texas Practice Experience
Baltimore Ravens' Facility Tour
Chicago Tour of Soldier Field for Urban Male and C-Success participants
Cincinnati Boys and Girls Club Bengals Training Camp Visit
Georgia FEF 3600S Player "Fitness, Education, Fun" In School Fitness Program
Houston Football Camp
Indianapolis Kick'n It With KIPP (players reading to kids and flag football)
Northern California Flag Football Tournament
Philadelphia Breakfast at the Phila. Ronald McDonald House and Kitchen Cred "Super Bowl"
San Diego Rock and Bowl Boys & Girls Club Bowling Party
Tampa Children's Hospital Visit
Tennessee School Supply Collection & Distribution
NFLA National Office Youth of America Week Kickoff Youth Football Clinic
NFLA National Office Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Visit

Additional events will be announced at a later date.

About the NFL Alumni Association
The National Football League Alumni Association is a non-profit organization comprised mainly of retired National Football League players, coaches, professionals, and Associate members. The focus of NFL Alumni is to serve, assist, and inform players in their post-NFL lives. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial, educational, and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive and connected. With its dual mission of "Caring For Kids" and "Caring For Our Own", 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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