NFL TO HOST COMMUNITY EVENTS ACROSS NASHVILLE THROUGHOUT DRAFT WEEK

NFL TO HOST COMMUNITY EVENTS ACROSS NASHVILLE THROUGHOUT DRAFT WEEK

‘Huddle for 100’ kicks off at the 2019 NFL Draft with ‘Huddle Against Hunger’

In the lead up to the 2019 NFL DRAFT in Nashville, April 25-27, the NFL will host a series of fan-focused and service driven events to celebrate this momentous occasion during the League’s centennial season.

From statewide efforts to fight hunger, to youth football clinics and character-building initiatives, to military appreciation, the NFL will leave a lasting, positive legacy in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. In addition, thousands of local children and their families will experience the excitement of Draft.

Throughout the week, prospects, players, and NFL Legends will participate in events designed to give back to the community. Kicking off the week is HUDDLE AGAINST HUNGER where they’ll partake in a series of activities centered on fighting hunger and making a lasting impact throughout the state of Tennessee .Additionally, they’ll join local youth in Nashville and surrounding areas for various football clinics, and on Wednesday, April 24, the NFL, Tennessee Titans, and Special Olympics will host a Unified Flag Football game bringing together individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same team through the NFL PLAY 60 initiative.

Fans may take part in free activities throughout Draft week at NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY OIKOS TRIPLE ZERO. The three-day football festival will be held outside of Nissan Stadium from Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27. This year’s NFL Draft Experience will be the largest NFL Draft festival footprint to date, and in recognition of Music City, will be the first to integrate a free live music concert series, featuring 20 Nashville-based artists of all genres. Fans will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions, and more.

During the Draft, the NFL will highlight several of its nonprofit partners. KYREE HUGGINS, a high school student from South Carolina, will serve as the FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 Student Reporter. He will have the opportunity to cover the Red Carpet and press conferences with prospects after they’ve been drafted. MAKE-A-WISH kid KACEY will have his wish granted when he joins COMMISSIONER GOODELL on the Draft Main Stage to announce the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Round 1 pick. As part of the League’s SALUTE TO SERVICE program, active duty service members and veterans will be honored and welcomed at the NFL Draft as well. On Thursday evening, a color guard from the U.S. ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION NASHVILLE and veterans from WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT will join talent onstage during the National Anthem to open the Draft.

The 2019 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio, TuneIn Radio and ESPN Radio.

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OVERVIEW OF DRAFT WEEK EVENTS

An overview of each event is listed below, with full details outlined in the advisory following:

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Huddle Against Hunger; Jefferson Street Bridge Event: Tuesday, April 23 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT, Jefferson Street Bridge

  • This event is not open to the media. For coverage opportunities and additional info, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

Huddle Against Hunger; Backpack Assembly with NFL Draft Prospects: Wednesday, April 24 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT, Nissan Stadium

  • Media Credential Pick Up / Prospect Media Availability: Wednesday, April 24. Credential pick-up will take place from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT at Nissan Stadium. At 10:45 AM, credentialed media will be escorted to the prospect availability, which will take place from 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Game: Wednesday, April 24 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CT, Lot R North near Nissan Stadium

Fuel Up to Play 60 Clinic: Thursday, April 25 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT, Lot R North near Nissan Stadium

Huddle Against Hunger; Bridge to Kids Backpack Delivery: Friday, April 26 10:30 AM – 11:30AM CT, Napier Elementary and Shwab Elementary

  • This event is not open to the media. For coverage opportunities and additional info, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

YOUTH AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL EVENTS

Play Football Draft High School Day: Tuesday, April 23 3:00 PM CT, Nissan Stadium

Play Football Legends Clinic: Thursday, April 25 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CT, Play Football Field at NFL Draft Experience

Youth Football Clinics: Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27 times vary; Play Football Field at NFL Draft Experience

SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS

Sounds of Social Justice: Wednesday, April 24 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT, Renaissance Nashville Hotel

  • Media – For more information, contact Ben Baden, MP&F Strategic Communications, bbaden@mpf.com

Caf Momentum: A Recipe for Change Dinner: Wednesday, April 24 6:00 PM CT, First Tennessee Park

Centene and Pro Football Hall of Fame Youth Summit in Nashville: Saturday, April 27 8:30 AM – 1:45 PM CT, Tennessee State University’s Floyd-Payne Campus Center

NFL GREEN

Urban Forestry Event: Tuesday, April 23 9:45 AM CT, Hull Jackson Montessori School and John Early Museum Magnet School

MEDIA ADVISORY – 2019 DRAFT EVENTS

NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero

The free three-day football festival will be held outside of Nissan Stadium where, among many activities and attractions, fans of all ages will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions, and more. This year’s NFL Draft Experience will be the largest NFL Draft festival footprint to date, and in recognition of Music City, will be the first to integrate a free live music concert series featuring 20 Nashville-based artists of all genres.

By registering for Fan Mobile Pass, fans will enjoy an enhanced experience, receive a personal scan code giving them exclusive access to NFL Draft Experience attractions, and have the chance to receive standby tickets to the NFL Draft Main Stage. Additional information can be found at NFL.com/DraftExperience.

The 2019 NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero will be open to fans outside of Nissan Stadium:

         Thursday, April 25 from 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM CT (or end of Round 1)

         Friday, April 26 from 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM CT (or end of Round 3)

         Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT (or at conclusion of the Draft)

Activations at the NFL Draft Experience:

  • Autograph Stage with current NFL players and NFL Legends
  • Interactive games, Play Football clinics, and PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals
    for the smallest NFL fans
  • Photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy 
  • NFL Shop presented by Visa at Draft with exclusive NFL merchandise 
  • Taste of Tailgate with Nashville restaurants and Bud Light Bars 
  • NFL Draft Experience Stage featuring 14 Nashville-based artists of all genres
  • Look Like a Pro: Step inside a replica NFL Draft Main Stage bearing a draft day jersey of your favorite NFL team and have your photo taken. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass. 
  • PEPSI NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity: Find your favorite NFL team oversized helmet and have your photo taken. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass.
  • Combine Corner 
    • 40-Yard Dash: Race down the field against your opponents and digital NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall.
    • Vertical Jump: Jump as high as you can and hit the corresponding flag to discover your vertical reach just like at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The NFL will host a media preview of NFL Draft Experience outside of Nissan Stadium on Wednesday, April 25 at 12:15 PM CT.

Media – For more information, contact Lily Blum, NFL, Lily.Blum@NFL.com

Huddle Against Hunger

Huddle Against Hunger marks the official launch of the NFL’s Huddle for 100 campaign and will run throughout the 2019 Draft week in Nashville, Tennessee. 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.  

  • Huddle Against Hunger, Jefferson Street Bridge Event: The NFL and the Tennessee Titans will join THE BRIDGE MINISTRY under the Jefferson Street Bridge on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT, where they will serve hot meals to homeless men, women and children. Titans players, Legends and cheerleaders will volunteer at the event, spend time with the guests and help facilitate a PLAY 60 zone for the children on site.*
  • Huddle Against Hunger, Backpack Assembly with NFL Draft Prospects: On Wednesday, April 24, at Nissan Stadium from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT, the NFL, in partnership with SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE and The Bridge Ministry, will bring together NFL Draft prospects and 500 volunteers to assemble 8,000 food kits for children who qualify for hunger relief programs throughout Tennessee. NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, Nashville Mayor DAVID BRILEY, and co-host of 3HL on 104.5-FM The Zone DAWN DAVENPORT will kick off the event and welcome students from FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL who won the NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION, donating 5,915 items. To support the initiative, NFL sponsors, Campbell’s Chunky Soup and Frito-Lay have donated products and will be present at the event.
  • Huddle Against Hunger, Bridge to Kids Backpack Delivery: Utilizing the backpacks packed during the Backpack Assembly event, NFL players and Legends will deliver the backpacks to partner schools through the Bridge Ministry’s BRIDGE TO KIDS program on Friday, April 26, from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT. The Bridge to Kids program delivers food-filled backpacks to schools and after-school programs to children whose families qualify for free and assisted lunch programs. Each qualifying child receives a take home pack for the weekend with enough nonperishable goods to supply their nutritional needs. The NFL players and Legends will deliver backpacks to kids at both NAPIER ELEMENTARY and SHWAB ELEMENTARY.*
     
  • Huddle Against Hunger, Statewide Food Drive // Draft Experience: Starting Monday, April 22 and concluding Wednesday May 5, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, along with Tennessee’s 4 additional Feeding America food banks, in conjunction with the NFL will run a food drive across the state of Tennessee to expand on localized efforts around hunger relief. Tennessee residents will be able to donate food items by dropping them off at designated locations. The NFL and Second Harvest Food Bank are also partnering with local Nashville businesses, restaurants, bars, and venues to further hunger relief efforts and encourage them to join a city-wide food drive. Fans will be able to participate in the food drive in Nashville at Draft Experience by using the Fan Mobile Pass. The NFL is encouraging fans to bring non-perishable food items to donate and drop them in the Second Harvest Food Bank donation barrels located at Entrances A and B of the NFL Draft Experience. Fans can their QR code at the drop off locations after donating and be entered to win NFL prizes.

* This event is not open to the media. For coverage opportunities and additional info, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

Play Football Draft High School Day

To assist preparing high school student-athletes for their transition into college and beyond, the NFL and Tennessee Titans will host 200 high school athletes at Play Football High School Day. Hosted at Nissan Stadium on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 PM CT, this event will consist of a forum featuring NFL executives, current NFL players and NFL Legends. Moderators will lead breakout sessions with participants discussing important values on and off the field, the role of athletes in the community and career opportunities in the sports industry. Participating high schools in the Nashville area, include:

  • Fairview High School
  • Gallatin High School
  • Hunters Lane High School
  • Oakland High School
  • Overton High School
  • Ravenwood High School
  • Stratford High School
  • Whites Creek High School

Media – For more information, contact Kenyah Jordan-Jackson, NFL, Kenyah.Jordan-Jackson@nfl.com

Play Football Legends Clinic

The Play Football Legends Clinic will be held on Thursday, April 25 at the Play Football Field at NFL Draft Experience. NFL Legends, along with 2019 NFL Draft Prospects and USA Football coaches, will lead middle school participants in an hour-long clinic focusing on basic football drills, skills and techniques.

Media – For more information, contact Taylor Kielpinski-Rogers, NFL, Taylor.Kielpinski-Rogers@nfl.com

Youth Football Clinics

Children in Nashville and surrounding areas are invited to take part in free, public non-contact football clinics that will take place at the Play Football Field at NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero on April 25-27. These 30-minute clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6-17.

Daily clinics are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Clinic times are listed below:

  • Thursday, April 25: 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:30 PM CT
  • Friday, April 26: 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:30 PM CT
  • Saturday, April 27: 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM,12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, and 5:30 PM CT

 Media – For more information, contact Kenyah Jordan-Jackson, NFL, Kenyah.Jordan-Jackson@nfl.com

Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Game

The NFL, Tennessee Titans, and Special Olympics will host a Unified Flag Football Game on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CT at Lot R North near Nissan Stadium. The NFL and Special Olympics are committed to building inclusive communities and providing opportunities for athletes of all abilities to participate in sports through Unified flag football, where individuals with and without intellectual disabilities play flag football together on the same team.

Media – For more information, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

Fuel Up to Play 60 Clinic

On Thursday, April 25 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT, at Lot R North near Nissan Stadium, Fuel Up to Play 60 will bring together 100 local students to participate in a PLAY 60 Football Clinic. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage kids to lead healthier lives.

Media – For more information, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL Draft Student Reporter

KYREE HUGGINS, a high school student at from South Carolina, will serve as the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) Student Reporter at the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville. Huggins will have the opportunity to cover the Red Carpet and access press conferences with prospects after they’ve been drafted.

Kyree is one of the winners of the Youth Talks at the 2018 Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit and represented the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at the 2018 GENYOUth Gala. Kyree has recently been elected to the FUTP 60 Youth Council and will be a student leader at the 2019 Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit taking place in July. An active member in his community, Kyree started a Walking Club at his high school and serves as the Senior Director of Fuel Up to Play 60, which includes the responsibility of making connections with other school leaders to expand the program in his area.

Media – For more information, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

 New Era Hand the Cap

To continue the celebration of youth and high school football, on Thursday, April 25, ten student athletes from local Nashville high schools will take the Draft Stage to participate in handing the cap to 2019 NFL Draft Prospects after they are selected by their respective teams.

Media – For more information, contact Kenyah Jordan-Jackson, NFL, Kenyah.Jordan-Jackson@nfl.com

Thank You, Coach

For the second year, NFL Draft Prospects will have the opportunity to say, “Thank You, Coach” to the high school coach who most impacted their life and path to the NFL.

Coaches will receive a behind the scenes tour of the NFL Draft, have a chance to attend the Prospect Family Brunch as well as witness their former athletes join the NFL family during Day One of the NFL Draft.

Media – For more information, contact Kenyah Jordan-Jackson, NFL, Kenyah.Jordan-Jackson@nfl.com

NFL Draft Picks

Make-A-Wish: Make-A-Wish kid KACEY will have his wish granted when he joins NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL on the Draft stage to announce the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Round 1 pick. A lifelong Buccaneers fan, Kacey, 19, from Maysville, Georgia, is currently battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Kacey was surprised by his favorite Buccaneer’s player MIKE EVANS, who notified him through a video message that he would be making the Round 1 pick on stage for the Buccaneers at this year’s Draft.  

Media – For more information, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS): The NFL has teamed with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to honor the Gilbert family and their fallen hero, U.S. Navy Lieutenant WILLIAM GILBERT, from Medina, Tennessee. USN LT Gilbert was a Tennessee Titans fan and in his honor Gilbert’s wife, two sons and sister will accompany Tennessee Titans Legend, EDDIE GEORGE, onstage to announce the Titans’ Round 2 pick on Friday, April 26. In addition, active duty service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps will be honored on stage during Round 3 of the Draft.

Media – For more information, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: On Friday, April 26, St. Jude patient OWEN will join Seattle Seahawks Legend SHAUN ALEXANDER onstage at the Draft to make the Seahawks’ Round 3 pick. Owen is in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which he was diagnosed with at four years old, but today he is extremely active-running cross country, playing football, basketball and soccer. On Saturday, April 27, St. Jude’s will have patient SAMANTHA, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2005, make a Round 7 pick for her favorite team, the Cleveland Browns. St. Jude hero and St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon team captain and Nashville radio personality, AMY PAIGE, will be making a Round 7 Pick for the Detroit Lions.

Media – For more information, contact Jordyn White, NFL, Jordyn.White@NFL.com

Youth athletes: Twelve student athletes from Metro Nashville Public School will take the stage alongside Commissioner ROGER GOODELL to announce the Tennessee Titans’ Round 1 pick. On Friday, April 26, student athletes from both private schools in Tennessee and Metro Nashville Public Schools will join Tennessee Titans’ 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year, JURRELL CASEY, to announce the Round 3 selection for the Titans.

Media – For more information, contact Kenyah Jordan-Jackson, NFL, Kenyah.Jordan-Jackson@nfl.com

                                                                                           Sounds of Social Justice

On Wednesday, April 24, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT, presented by The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), Sounds of Social Justice will be a fundraising event focused on the intersection of music, athletes and activism at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. There will be a red-carpet experience with players and celebrities with a cocktail reception, followed by a panel discussion and then musical performances.

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, Georgetown University professor, activist, media personality and author, will moderate the panel with the Philadelphia Eagles’ MALCOLM JENKINS, who is the co-founder of Players Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to impact racial and social inequality, Tennessee Titans’ player DERRICK MORGAN and DR. DINA BENNETT, senior curator for NMAAM. Following the panel will be a live auction featuring artwork focused on the music and artists of the social justice movement and a curated exhibit of artifacts. The night will conclude with a musical performance by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and national chair of NMAAM, INDIA.ARIE, local soul singer JASON ESKRIDGE, and local female R&B trio THE SHINDELLAS

Media – For more information, contact Ben Baden, MP&F Strategic Communications, bbaden@mpf.com

Caf Momentum: A Recipe for Change Dinner

NFL Legend SHAUN ALEXANDER will co-host a pop-up dinner event with Caf Momentum, a Dallas non-profit restaurant and culinary training program serving young men and women in the juvenile justice system, at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 PM CT. NFL Legends and local Nashville influencers will come together in support of raising awareness and creating advocacy for juvenile offenders and be treated to a three-course dinner from Caf Momentum’s team of award-winning chefs. Ten young men currently in the Nashville juvenile justice system will train with Caf Momentum and NFL Legends from April 22-23 to help to prepare and serve the dinner.

Media – For more information, contact Margaret Windham, Caf Momentum, margaret@cafemomentum.org

Pro Football Hall of Fame Youth Summit in Nashville

Centene Corporation, the Official Youth Wellness Partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will host its 13th Strong Youth Strong Communities (SYSC) Summit at Tennessee State University’s Floyd-Payne Campus Center on Saturday April, 27 from 8:30 AM – 1:45 PM CT. Founded by Pro Football Hall of Famer DARRELL GREEN in 2015, SYSC is focused on equipping our youth with life skills, resources, and leadership-focused mentoring to maximize potential, promote active thinking, sound judgement and connect them with thought leaders committed to developing youth leaders.

The free summit, led by Pro Football Hall of Famers DARRELL GREEN, BRUCE MATTHEWS and AENEAS WILLIAMS will be open to all middle and high school students in the Nashville area. Green, Moss and Williams will be joined at the summit by IMAN MCFARLAND, COO 21st Century Expo Group, along with various other community leaders, mentors and health experts, to lead discussions on topics such as bullying and self-esteem. Partners include National Urban League, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National Council for Mental Illness, Sandy Hook Promise, National Youth Council, Beyond Differences and Peace First.

Media – For more information, contact Jeff Goldberg, jgoldberg@livewiredc.com

NFL Green

NFL Green will have a large footprint at this year’s Draft, while also highlighting fans and community members who are doing their part to create a cleaner planet.

  • Local Artist Exhibit Gallery: The NFL is partnering with Turnip Green, a local art and education organization, to create a gallery of artworks which will be on display at Draft Experience. All the featured artwork will be made by local professional and student artists and created from recycled materials.
  • Recycle and Win: The “Recycle and Win” project will catch fans in the act of recycling on the Draft Experience site. Members of the NFL Green Team will award these fans with a unique NFL Draft cap and an opportunity to have their picture displayed on NFL Green social media as a recycling champion. Photos of the recycling champion fans will be displayed on video monitors throughout the Draft Experience.
  • Lowe’s Picnic Table Donation: In partnership with the NFL on Monday, April 22, over 40 Lowe’s associates from the Nashville region will help build picnic tables to be used at the NFL Draft Experience. Following the Draft, these picnic tables will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville as well as Metro Nashville Public Schools. Lowe’s is making this donation as part of its focus on meeting critical community needs aligned with safe, affordable housing and education in the skilled trades.
  • Urban Forestry Event: The NFL and key sponsors Verizon, Bridgestone and Lowe’s will be joined by MAYOR DAVID BRILEY, city officials and the Root Nashville tree project team for a tree planting event on Tuesday, April 23 at 9:45 AM CT at the Hull Jackson Montessori School in North Nashville. There will be 40 trees planted at that school and the nearby John Early Museum Magnet School. These trees will help shade the campus, reduce the “heat island” impact, improve air quality and help increase a sense of community in this newly established neighborhood.
  • NFL Nashville Community Greening: Three additional projects are planned as part of the NFL Community Greening initiative in Nashville. Working in partnership with Verizon, Bridgestone and Lowe’s, the NFL is joining Root Nashville and the city of Nashville to plant trees in the Mill Ridge neighborhood of the city. The other two projects, sponsored by Verizon, will plant seedlings to reforest areas in need of trees. One will restore the floodplain located at Gibson Creek to help control flooding impact in nearby neighborhoods and the final project will be at another site in Henderson County, where Verizon will be planting 2,560 trees. There will be ten trees planted in honor of each player selected at the 2019 NFL Draft and an additional 100 trees will be planted by NFL Green in honor of the league’s centennial season.

Other environmental initiatives at the 2019 NFL Draft include solid waste recycling and composting throughout the Draft Experience, donation of prepared and nonperishable food from NFL Draft events, collection and donation for reuse of all available event materials to local nonprofits and the use of renewable energy certificates to “green” the energy usage at Draft event venues.

Media – For more information, contact Jack Groh, NFL Green, Jack.Groh@nflenvironment.com

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.

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