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League donating $2.5 million for youth football fields

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The NFL may not care about former players, but it definitely cares about future ones.

The league will fork over $2.5 million in grants for new or refurbished football fields in and around 15 NFL cities.

In Ohio, for example, Midview Schools received $200,000 toward the installation of artificial turf.

“It’s going to glow in the lights, and it’s going to be awesome,” Midview Schools athletic director Creg Jantz said.

And the kids will want to play football on such an “awesome” field.  Which may help to overcome the mothers and fathers who are thinking about not letting their children play football.

So while the money can be trumpeted as a donation, it’s really an investment in the future of football.

Other cities in which today’s NFL money will go to help ensure NFL players of tomorrow won’t abandon the game include Atlanta; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Chicago; Alexandria, Kentucky; Pueblo, Colorado; Detroit; West Allis, Wisconsin; New Orleans; Newark; Philadelphia; Penn Hills, Pennsylvania; Clearwater, Florida; Madison, Tennessee; and Washington.

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12 Responses to “League donating $2.5 million for youth football fields”
  1. johanneschimpo says: Jun 16, 2012 3:15 PM

    That’s like me donating $2.50 for youth football fields. BFD.

  2. jfinn5 says: Jun 16, 2012 4:09 PM

    That’s one commercial in the SB.

  3. ohenry78 says: Jun 16, 2012 4:16 PM

    How about $2.5 million for Soldier Field? Their turf being how it is they might need it more.

  4. irishnativeson says: Jun 16, 2012 4:30 PM

    They should equal Goodell’s salary at minimum. That would be a good place to start.

  5. duanethomas says: Jun 16, 2012 4:37 PM

    Will Bart Scott tell them he is playing so they don’t have to and the fields are a waste of time?

  6. samapoc says: Jun 16, 2012 4:49 PM

    Is it wring that i think the nfl is cheap?

  7. cgarsmoker says: Jun 16, 2012 4:56 PM

    I don’t care how much you make, 2.5 million is still a lot of money. It’s funny how people who give nothing complain about those who do. Sheesh!

  8. maximusprime107 says: Jun 16, 2012 5:41 PM

    I don’t understand why they chose Pueblo, Colorado. That city is 2 and a half hours from Denver

  9. bigredjbird says: Jun 16, 2012 5:46 PM

    Smoker- well said!

  10. hedleykow says: Jun 16, 2012 6:44 PM

    The NFL didn’t really donate the money. It was some spare change found by a homeless guy outside of corporate headquarters who decided to direct it to youth football.

  11. talkintrashallday says: Jun 16, 2012 7:09 PM

    what a class-less business. $2.5 million? u know how much it costs to install a turf field?? Try north of $600K. thanks NFL….for donating “all that cash” to help about 5 schools.

  12. footballer4ever says: Jun 17, 2012 1:23 AM

    “The NFL may not care about former players, but it definitely cares about future ones.”
    LOL- LOL- LOL-
    Was that a subliminally sarcastic way to begin the article? If so, good job!

    NFL care$ for nobody but the mighty dollar which make$ them holla!

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