USA Football, Colts Award NFL Foundation-Funded Grant to Local Youth and School-Based Football Programs

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Indianapolis – USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Indianapolis Colts recently awarded grants for new equipment, uniforms and other resources to youth and scholastic football programs throughout the Indianapolis area.

USA Football’s grant program will award more than $1.5 million in resources to benefit young athletes in 2018, based on merit, need and a school’s or sports organization’s commitment to coaching education and best practices. USA Football has awarded more than $10 million in grants to school-based and youth football programs since 2006.

Grants are valued up to $1,500 apiece and provide the following resources from USA Football partners:

  • Tackle football equipment from Riddell
  • Flag football equipment from NFL FLAG powered by USA Football
  • Uniforms from Badger Sportswear
  • Practice equipment from Tackle Tube, Shawdowman Sports and Gilman Gear
  • Field-building financial support from FieldTurf
  • Background checks from Peopletrail
  • Field equipment from Port-A-Field

USA Football grants are funded by the NFL Foundation, 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.

“The NFL Foundation is proud to work with USA Football and our clubs to donate much-needed resources and equipment to youth football leagues and school-based football programs across the country,” said Alexia Gallagher, Executive Director of the NFL Foundation. “These efforts will help to ensure that young athletes have a safer and more sustainable environment to play in and enjoy a positive football experience overall.”

“USA Football, in partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL Foundation and our partners, is pleased to assist leagues and school-based programs by providing resources and equipment to help young athletes have a great football experience,” said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck. “Supporting programs through our grants is one of the ways for us to show how we value the thousands of athletic directors, coaches and youth league leaders who do inspiring work for their kids through football.”

“The Colts are happy to work with these wonderful partners to help support youth football across Indiana,” said Kalen Jackson, Colts vice chair and owner. “We are grateful to USA Football and the NFL Foundation for leading this initiative, as well as the countless Hoosiers who are organizing, building and running youth football programs around the state.”

Indianapolis area youth and school-based school programs awarded a 2018 USA Football Grant include:

ORGANIZATION, CITY

Alexandria-Monroe Tiger Athletics, Alexandria, IN

Anderson High School, Anderson, IN

Anderson Parks & Recreation Youth football league, Anderson, IN

Ben Davis Cadet Football Association, Indianapolis, IN

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County, Bedford, IN

Brown County Bantam Football, Nashville, IN

Cardinal Ritter High School, Indianapolis, IN

Catholic Youth Organization for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Centerville High School, Centerville, IN

Christ the King School, Indianapolis, IN

Clark County Catholic Football, St Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, IN

Columbus East High School Football, Columbus, IN

Columbus Police Athletic Activities League, Brownstown, IN

Connersville Youth Football League, Connersville, IN

Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, Indianapolis, IN

Dugger Union Community Schools, Dugger, IN

Edgewood High School, Ellettsville, IN

Edinburgh Bantam Football and Cheer, Edinburgh, IN

Elkhart Youth Football League, Elkhart, IN

Emma Donnan Middle/Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN

Evansville Junior Football League, Evansville, IN

Football in Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Franklin Community High School, Franklin, IN

Franklin County High School Football, Brookville, IN

Franklin Township Youth Football Club, Indianapolis, IN

Franklin Youth Football League, Franklin, IN

Grant County YMCA, Marion, IN

Harrison Youth Football, Lafayette, IN

Indy Steelers Youth Organization, Indianapolis, IN

Indy Youth Sports, Indianapolis, IN

Indy Youth Sports Lions, Indianapolis, IN

Kokomo Police Athletic League, Inc., Kokomo, IN

Lafayette 56ers (Lafayette Youth Football and Cheer), Lafayette, IN

Metro Youth Sports, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN

New Castle High School, New Castle, IN

New Palestine Cadet Football League, New Palestine, IN

Next Level Sports Youth League, Indianapolis, IN

North Montgomery High School, Crawfordsville, IN

Northwestern youth football league, Kokomo, IN

Our Lady of Grace, Noblesville, IN

Police Athletic League, Fort Wayne, IN

Rensselaer Pop Warner, Remington, IN

Scott County Youth Football League, Austin, IN

Scottsburg High School, Scottsburg, IN

Shawnee Middle School, Fort Wayne, IN

Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, IN

South Decatur Youth Football League, Greensburg, IN

South Vermillion Youth Football, Clinton, IN

Speedway Junior High School, Speedway, IN

Springs Valley Youth Football League, French Lick, IN

St. Mark Catholic School, Indianapolis, IN

Tab Recreation, Indianapolis, IN

Take Flight Football Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Tri City Lil Outlaws, Indianapolis, IN

Tri-City Jr. Outlaws, Indianapolis, IN

WolfPack Of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

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_. _

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