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Back to Football Has Begun

NFL and United Way are gearing up to tackle childhood obesity

United Way is committed to getting 1.9 million more kids active and healthy by 2018.  Through our partnership with the NFL, we are leveraging Back to Football Friday to further create awareness around this issue.  Back to Football Friday is a national campaign that encourages fans to show their team pride and support for youth health and wellness on Friday, September 9.  On this day, fans around the nation will donate $5 to wear their favorite team gear to work to demonstrate that they are supporting the NFL and United Way in tackling childhood obesity.

The countdown to Back to Football Friday has begun!  Here are four fun ways for you to get involved. For more ideas, visit the Back to Football Friday homepage.

Win a trip to Super Bowl XLVI or a $50 NFL Shop gift card

The United Way Healthy Kids Pledge

Sign the pledge and commit to exploring ways to encourage active and healthy lifestyles in your homes, neighborhoods and communities. Supporters who sign the pledge are eligible for the daily drawing for a $50 NFL Shop Gift Card. Take the Pledge

United Way Super Fan Touchdown Dance

Create a virtual touchdown dance by selecting your favorite team and personalizing it with a headshot.  Participants who share their dance are eligible for the daily drawing for a $50 NFL Shop Gift Card. Do the Touchdown Dance

United Way Extreme Cubicle Makeover

Show your NFL team pride by transforming your workspace into the ultimate NFL fan zone and promoting youth health and wellness.  The winner, selected by a panel of judges, wins a trip to Super Bowl XLVI. Enter the Contest

United Way Super Fan Contest

Engage family and friends in Back to Football Friday.  You can host a tailgate party or organize a fundraiser for your local United Way’s youth health and wellness efforts.  Enter the contest by sharing stories and photos of your activity.  The winner receives a trip to Super Bowl XLVI. Learn More