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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


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

03/12/14


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On May 8, National Football League teams will make their annual picks from the organization’s most common source of player recruitment—the NFL Draft. At the same time, United Way will tout its own picks during the first round of the NFL Draft by recognizing some of the volunteers drafted into community service by NFL players.

To date, NFL players have drafted over 38,000 people into community service since the United Way TEAM NFL initiative was created in 2011 to help cut the high school dropout rate by recruiting more volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. To inspire others to join, United Way is acknowledging the efforts of those who have already volunteered in an off-season competition that mirrors the NFL Draft. 

Anyone who has pledged with a player to volunteer as a reader, tutor or mentor for United Way by April 25, 2014 is eligible to win one of 32 United Way Draft Prize Packs which include an autographed football, autographed team cap, LIVE UNITED T-shirt and water bottle and social media shout-out from United Way TEAM NFL teams and players.

In addition, volunteers can turn their pledges into actions at United Way TEAM NFL’s Clubhouse on Plus 3 Network. The three people who log the most volunteer hours will receive a phone call from a United Way TEAM NFL player to thank them for their service.

Join the conversation with @UnitedWay and TEAM NFL at #UnitedWayDraft. For more information, please visit: https://give.liveunited.org/page/share/team-nfl-draft-2014

      
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