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NFL extends partnership with Players Coalition by committing an additional $15 million over five years

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The extension and its new monies are expected to help build on the NFL’s social justice grants, which to date have not only benefited at least 650 local nonprofits, 1,950 player/Legend matching grants and more than 40 national grant partners, but also contributed to significant legislative wins in areas that include youth justice, voter rights/restoration, policing, education and teacher equity. Those areas were specifically targeted by the Players Coalition, an independent nonprofit that has worked with more than 1,400 professional athletes, coaches and owners across multiple sports leagues on how to educate and advocate for reform. By lending their voices, time and resources to various causes, they saw:

“In 2020, after police murdered George Floyd, the entire country weighed in on the fight for racial justice,” said Players Coalition co-founder and 13-year NFL vet Malcolm Jenkins. “Sadly, those voices have dwindled, and a lot of ‘advocacy’ has been reduced to simple messages on Twitter. The work, however, remains just as critical and urgent as before.”

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