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Michele Danno

By Michele Danno

TEAM DAVIN, Not Your Average “Underdog” Tale

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This time last year, “TEAM DAVIN” was merely a concept, an idea, a group of strangers who accepted a challenge to help kids stay in school. But one year later, this team of unlikely colleagues — a professional football player, a 20-year-old college student, a foundation exec, a nonprofit marketing manager and an NFL team staffer — developed and executed a vision to “Live United for Education” with United Way and accomplished a feat no other came close to achieving. More

04/17/13

Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

Highlights From the 2012-13 Football Season

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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

02/01/13

Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Team NFL Players Inspire Local Kids

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Team NFL players are serving as role models for kids in their local cities. Recently, George Wilson and Glover Quin appeared at reading events, inspiring students in their area. More

12/12/12

Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

KID ROCK TAKING THE STAGE FOR 2012 NFL & UNITED WAY THANKSGIVING HALFTIME SHOW

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Michigan native singer and songwriter, Kid Rock is teaming up with United Way and the National Football League for the 14th annual NFL & United Way Thanksgiving Halftime Show during the first game of the NFL’s tripleheader when the Detroit Lions host the Houston Texans on Thursday, November 22 at 12:30 PM ET on CBS. More

11/22/12

Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

A BIG THANKS TO OUR MVPs

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

11/16/12

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