Two are football programs have been chosen for a sponsorship opportunity through the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL Foundation and True Impact Football.
The National Football League Foundation, in partnership with the nonprofit initiative True Impact Football, announced that they will sponsor 320 high school football programs (10 for each NFL club). Through the sponsorship, these schools will have access to football coaching education, player development and fundraising resources.
Among the ten schools sponsored by the Indianapolis Colts are Caston and Winamac.
This partnership will address the growing challenges that under-resourced football programs face. Each high school football program selected will have the opportunity to include their local youth football programs (e.g., elementary teams, middle schools) to receive the same resources.
“We are thrilled to be leveling the playing field for these programs and are convinced that investing in the football coaching staffs of these teams will have a long-lasting impact,” said Roman Oben, NFL Vice President of Football Development.
Each of the NFL’s 32 clubs selected 10 eligible schools to sponsor in their local area.
Every eligible school receives unlimited access to free resources from True Impact Football’s partners: Glazier Clinics, Lead ‘Em Up and Booster Club Academy.
The full coaching staff from schools will gain access to:
• Any of Glazier’s football coaching clinics nationwide
• Access to Glazier Drive, an online football coach learning platform
• Lead ‘Em Up leadership and team captain’s courses
• Fundraising tools through Booster Club Academy
“We believe every player, team and community deserves a great football coach,” said Josh Peterson of True Impact Football. “We’re convinced supporting football coaches in these under-served schools will go a long way in impacting not only the players but the broader communities as well.”