NASHVILLE - USA Football, the sport's national governing body and the NFL's official youth football development partner, and the Tennessee Titans, recently awarded Riddell equipment grants to youth football programs throughout the Titans' region.
Thirty-five youth and high school football organizations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama received funding from this year's grant cycle, totaling $26,500. Grants from Riddell are valued up to $1,000 apiece and were awarded based on need, merit and an organization's commitment to coaching education and best practices.
In total, $650,000 in Riddell grants were awarded to roughly 850 organizations across 49 states. The equipment grants from Riddell are one part of USA Football's Grant Program, a comprehensive solution to help youth leagues and scholastic programs improve the quality of their athletes' experiences while reducing program costs.
Since 2006, USA Football's Grant Program has awarded more than $15 million in grants to youth and school-based football programs, which has directly benefitted more than 500,000 youth and high school players across 9,500 programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
USA Football's Grant Program is made possible through the NFL Foundation. The NFL Foundation is the league's nonprofit organization representing its 32 clubs. Its mission is to support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football and the communities which support the game. USA Football is a youth football development partner of the NFL.
About USA Football
USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport's national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.
About The NFL Foundation
The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game. For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit: www.NFLFoundation.org.