NEW YORK -- As part of NFL100, the League is inviting fans, players, clubs and employees to join Huddle for 100, an effort to inspire 1 million people to volunteer 100 minutes of their time to make meaningful contributions to their communities.
"Giving back is part of the fabric of our league," said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. "From players and Legends, to club and league employees – we have a wide variety of ambassadors working year-round to leave a lasting, indelible impact on the communities in which we live and work. Through Huddle for 100, we hope to rally generations of fans, players, coaches, and the 32 clubs to serve the communities that have supported and sustained us over our first 100 years."
Huddle for 100 includes four types of "huddles":
National Huddles: The NFL will host a series of national huddles during major milestones such as the Draft and the Super Bowl, each with a unique theme focusing on giving back to that community in a impactful way. The League's first national huddle – HUDDLE AGAINST HUNGER – will take place during the 2019 Draft week in Nashville, TN. Huddle Against Hunger will bring together the Titans organization, Draft prospects, players, fans, and community partners for a series of activities including a state-wide food drive and a food packing event. Each activity is centered on fighting hunger and making a lasting impact throughout the state of Tennessee.
Club Huddles: All 32 clubs will host huddles throughout the year, leading up to Super Bowl LIV. These huddles will address a wide variety of causes and bring together communities in the spirit of service. The League will drive a season-long competition between clubs by awarding monthly community-focused prizes to top-ranking clubs based on their number of volunteer minutes. One community-focused grand prize at the end of the season will be awarded to the club with the most fan and player participation. Fans are encouraged to boost their favorite team's volunteer minutes and help them win by volunteering and using their team's Huddle for 100 hashtag (e.g. #TitansHuddleFor100).
DoSomething Huddles: The NFL is also teaming up with DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change in the US, so younger fans can get involved in volunteer campaigns from anywhere around the world. "Volunteering time and energy to improve the lives of those around you is an incredible effort from the broader NFL community," said CARRIE BLOXSON, CMO and Head of Impact at DoSomething.org. "We're excited to introduce NFL fans to causes that they're passionate about and give them ways to take action."
Personal Huddles: Fans can also participate by volunteering for a cause of their choice and sharing their individual volunteer efforts on social media using #NFLHuddleFor100. Starting today, fans can begin participating in Huddle for 100 by visiting www.nfl.com/huddlefor100 to sign up for volunteer opportunities with DoSomething.org or sharing their personal huddles and individual volunteer efforts on social media.
Throughout the Huddle for 100 initiative, the League will give participating fans the chance to win a variety of prizes, including game tickets, team gear or a monetary donation to a charity they select when they track their participation on the Huddle for 100 website. Fans can also share their volunteer efforts on social media using both the #NFLHuddleFor100 and #Sweepstakes hashtags.
Details about future national, club and DoSomething huddles will be announced throughout the NFL100 campaign leading up to the final and largest national huddle at Super Bowl LIV in Miami in February 2020.
DoSomething.org is the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change in the US. We're activating millions of young people to do good in every US area code and in 131 countries. Using our digital platform, members join DoSomething's volunteer and civic action campaigns to make offline impact at scale. Our members have clothed half of America's homeless youth. They've cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts. They've run the world's largest youth-led sports equipment drive. And more! Young people have the power and the passion to transform their communities -- we help them get it done. Let's Do This.