Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – From USA Football –
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and the Pittsburgh Steelershave given out grants for new equipment, uniforms and other important equiptment to youth and scholastic football organizations across the Pittsburgh Region This year, USA Football’s grant program will award $1 million in resources to help youth players. USA Football’s grant program has awarded more than $15 million in grants to youth and school-based football programs, which has directly berefitted more than 500,000 youth and high school players across 9,500 programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. This is all since 2006.
According to USA Football, grants are valued at up to $1,000 apiece and provide resources from the following USA Football partners:
- Tackle football equipment from Riddell
- Field and practice equipment from Gilman Gear and MVP Robotics
- Portable field lines from Port-a-Field
- Adult volunteer background checks from Peopletrail
- Wearable technology from Catapult
This equipment grant program is possible because of the NFL Foundation. According to USA Football, 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 the official youth football development partner of the NFL.