With philanthropy at the center of 2023 Pro Bowl Games, NFL supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America in its mission to create great futures for young people
The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon brought together the League’s best talent not only to showcase their skills on the field, but also to highlight their philanthropic efforts by giving players the opportunity to give back and engage with kids and teens. Throughout the week, multiple events took place across the region to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, engaging its members in fun, youth-centered, interactive football activities.
In addition to the on-site activations, the NFL strengthened its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to weave in a key philanthropic funding component into the week’s activities. When Pro Bowl players won skills challenges throughout the week, they earned points for their respective conference. After a week of Pro Bowl Games, the winning conference, the National Football Conference (NFC), secured player donations to their chosen local Boys & Girls Club.
Overall, the NFL’s Pro Bowl Games efforts will provide more than $300,000 in funding through the NFL Foundation to support kids and teens in Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide which includes a grant to Donald W. Reynold Boys & Girls Club to refurbish indoor and outdoor spaces through the Legacy Project. As a result of the NFL’s Pro Bowl Games support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the NFL Foundation’s donation will support 18 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.
“Today's young people are the future leaders, innovators and change-makers for our nation,” said Jim Clark, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We are honored to have widespread support from the NFL Foundation to enhance resources at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.”
“The NFL is proud to continue to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in their mission to create better futures for young people,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL SVP of Social Responsibility. “We put philanthropy at the center of the 2023 Pro Bowl Games and we’re excited that the individual Boys & Girls club donations made by NFC players leave a lasting impact on youth across the country.”
The following Clubs were recipients of the NFC Pro Bowl Games player donations:
|Boys & Girls Clubs||NFL Team||Player Donations|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley||Arizona Cardinals||Budda Baker|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta||Atlanta Falcons||Chris Lindstrom|
|Harold Reitman Club - Boys & Girls Club of Broward County||Carolina Panthers||Brian Burns|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas||Dallas Cowboys||Tyler Biadasz, Trevon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, Demarcus Lawrence, Zack Martin, Micah Parsons, KaVontae Turpin|
|Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan||Detroit Lions||Jared Goff, Frank Ragnow, Penei Sewell, Amon-Ra St. Brown|
|Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay||Green Bay Packers||Jaire Alexander, Elgton Jenkins|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles||Los Angeles Rams||Jalen Ramsey|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities||Minnesota Vikings||Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins, Andrew DePaola, T.J. Hockenson, Danielle Hunter, Justin Jefferson, Za'Darius Smith|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana||New Orleans Saints||Demario Davis, Cameron Jordan|
|Boys & Girls Club of Harlem Inc.||New York Giants||Saquon Barkley|
|Madison Square Boys & Girls Club||New York Giants||Dexter Lawrence|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley||San Francisco 49ers||Talanoa Hufanga, Kyle Juszczyk, George Kittle, Christian McCaffrey, Fred Warner, Trent Williams|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of King County||Seattle Seahawks||Quandre Diggs, Jason Myers, Tariq Woolen|
|Boy and Girls Club of Miami Dade||Seattle Seahawks||Geno Smith|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tristan Wirfs|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington||Washington Commanders||Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, Jeremy Reaves, Tress Way, Terry McLaurin (split donation)|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis||Washington Commanders||Terry McLaurin (split donation)|
ADDITIONAL INVOLVEMENT OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA THROUGHOUT PRO BOWL WEEK
In conjunction with the donations, players and members of Boys & Girls Clubs also engaged in various initiatives throughout the week in Nevada and beyond:
About The NFL Foundation
The National Football League Foundation is a nonprofit 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 and its members, the 32 NFL clubs, support 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.