The NFL partners with other companies to bring you programs and information that will help you improve your health, fitness and academic skills and have fun in the process. Here are some companies that we are working with on the 2009 Take a Player to School program ...
JCPenney and the NFL have teamed up for the Take a Player to School program to stress to kids, like you, the importance of doing well in school and making the most of your afterschool time. JCPenney is committed to improving the afterschool issue, which is why they created the JCPenney Afterschool Fund in 2001.
The JCPenney Afterschool Fund provides children in need with access to important afterschool programs that keep them safe and improve their academic, physical and social skills. Together, JCPenney and the JCPenney Afterschool Fund have contributed more than $60 million to support the afterschool cause across the country.
In addition to the Take a Player program, special NFL merchandise sold at JCPenney stores will raise money for the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. You can help by purchasing NFL team nylon lunch bags, at your local JCPenney, for $14.99 each. With the money raised through the sale of these items and other Afterschool merchandise at JCPenney, the JCPenney Afterschool Fund will help more than 20,000 children participate in afterschool programs this year.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a Chicago-based division of Amer Sports, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment. The company designs, manufactures and distributes advanced equipment that helps players improve their performance.
Wilson, the Official Football of the NFL, is a proud product partner of the Take A Player to School Program. Wilson will donate footballs to all winning schools to be used during the "Ultimate NFL Physical Education Class" that winners will design. NFL players will help lead the Ultimate NFL Physical Education Class for winning schools as a fun way to help youth get 60 minutes of exercise a day.