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Author: Tracey Holmes

Tracey Holmes

Tracey Holmes

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

UNITED WAY AND NFL PLAYERS “DRAFTING” VOLUNTEERS INTO COMMUNITY SERVICE

03/12/14


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

Highlights From the 2012-13 Football Season

02/01/13


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

A BIG THANKS TO OUR MVPs

11/16/12


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

09/20/12


Seattle's 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

09/12/12


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

09/06/12


Back to Football

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 nfl.com/backtofootball. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. More

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New York Times: United Way TEAM NFL Tackles Dropout Rate

08/20/12


Nnamdi Asomugha is one of the United Way TEAM NFL players

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

07/05/12


Team NFL Captain Nnamdi Asomugha (Philadelphia Eagles) with Dylan Selberg at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit with TEAM NFL.

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

06/20/12


Star Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha kicking off the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit with Team NFL

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

12/04/11


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

Detroit Tackles Childhood Obesity

11/10/11


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

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

10/20/11


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

10/05/11


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.

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

09/16/11


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