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Author: Tracey Holmes

Tracey Holmes

Tracey Holmes

Tracey Holmes is the NFL Partnership Director at United Way Worldwide.

Help Keep Super Bowl Safe: Use 211 Hotline to Report Human Trafficking


Human trafficking in the United States has exploded to a 9.8 billion dollar industry. This year, United Way is hitting the streets during football’s largest event to tackle the issue head-on and provide resources to combat this crime.




Volunteer team picks to be announced during first round of NFL Draft More

Highlights From the 2012-13 Football Season


Throughout the year, football players in partnership with local United Ways from all around the United States have done some amazing things and have lived their mission. That mission is to cut the number of high school dropouts in the United States by 50%. More



Just this week, United Way was chosen by Forbes magazine as an “All-Star Charity.” It’s a distinction only held by five nonprofits and we wear it proudly. However, we share the accolade with our “All-Star” partners and the millions of volunteers who over the past 125 years have worked with us to strengthen communities and improve peoples’ lives. More

Everyone Needs a 12th Man


In Seattle's Century Link Stadium, the number 12 is retired. The number 12 is sewn into the collar of every player's jersey. It's built into the team's core mission. And at every Seahawks game, a flag rises in honor of number 12. More

Never Say Never


Never Say Never is a good mantra for winning on the field of play. It’s even better when that perseverance and determination results in more successful kids. GMC, the official vehicle of the National Football League, is teaming up with United Way to help drive down the dropout rate. More

Football is Back: Dallas Cowboys Winning On the Field and Off


It appears Dallas Cowboy fans gave their team some mojo last night in their 24-17 victory over the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants—a victory they’d not seen since November 2010. Going into this game, Cowboy fans had a sizeable lead over other NFL teams on the leader board at Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. More


New York Times: United Way TEAM NFL Tackles Dropout Rate


Take a look at this article by Jane L. Levere of the New York Times. Levere brings light to one of the most effective partnerships driving change in our community today, United Way and the N.F.L. More

You think you know a guy


It is human nature to generalize, stereotype, define people based on our own experiences to date. But every once in a while, people surprise you in ways that blow your expectations out the window and your aspirations to the moon. More

Team NFL in Washington, DC for United Way Youth Empowerment Summit


This week, in celebration of United Way’s fifth annual Day of Action, 19 pro football players are teaming up with United Way professionals and youth from around the country at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit. This three-day event, hosted at American University, will engage participants in identifying opportunities to improve the academic success of American students and explore ways to engage more people as volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. More

Staff from National Starch Volunteer to Help Kids Get Fit


Staff from National Starch volunteer together to build a playground at a daycare in Bridgewater, New Jersey. More

Detroit Tackles Childhood Obesity


50 volunteers and pro football player Brandon Pettigrew came together to build a playground in downtown Detroit. More


United Way and Partners Build a United Way Healthy Kids Zone in Tampa Bay



GMC and Volunteers Build a United Way Healthy Kids Zone in Dallas


View photos and read a community blog entry from Dallas, where GMC, United Way and volunteers joined forces to create a United Way Healthy Kids Zone.


Lincoln Elementary School Says THANK YOU to Volunteers Who Built a Playground and Greenhouse


VIDEO: A message of thanks from Lincoln Elementary School after volunteers joined United Way to build a playground and a green house for an elementary school in Green Bay, Wisconsin. More