July 23, 2009
NFL Players Association Teams Up with Corporation for National and Community Service
To Promote “United We Serve” White House Initiative
July 23, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) – The NFL Players Association (NFLPA), which represents every NFL player, is teaming up with the Corporation for National and Community Service, to encourage Americans to answer the President and First Lady’s call to service and make a difference in their communities.
“The players of the National Football League have a unique opportunity to serve as role models – both on and off the field – and I applaud them for answering the call to service through United We Serve,” President Obama said. “Their example proves that anyone, whether the toughest of athletes or the youngest of fans, has what it takes to make a difference in the life of their communities and their country.”
The partnership kicks off today with the national release of a new television public service announcement emphasizing the NFLPA’s support of the community service initiative. The PSA features more than 30 players from around the National Football League such as Drew Brees (New Orleans) and Brian Dawkins (Denver) and will be distributed to news outlets across the country on July 23, 2009.
(The rest of the press release can be seen at http://www.nflplayers.com/user/content.aspx?fmid=178&lmid=443&pid=3710)