The United States of Football

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Thirteenth Man

the 13th man foundation

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The newly formed 13th Man Foundation is being officially launched during Super Bowl XLIX Week. This organization will be providing pro bono doctors for school athletic events. This life saving initiative will help to address the countless number of needless deaths and serious injuries that occur each year during youth athletic events. Many tragedies that occur are largely due to the lack of onsite medical personnel at youth sporting events. The 13th Man Foundation is committed to providing physicians for youth sports events and increasing the safety and well-being of young athletes. The organization will implement other youth sports education initiatives. Upcoming projects include a short film series focused on issues effecting young athletes such as concussions, injury, and addiction and peer pressure, special events focused on safety, a series of instructional football films featuring NFL players and more.

The Kevin Turner Foundation

P.A.S.T

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Trust & Endowment For Youth Sports Education P.A.S.T TEAMS is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that facilitates the P.A.S.T. Youth Sports Education and community programs and the P.A.S.T. Retired Players Medical Programs. Unique student athlete sports education programs are facilitated by former professional athletes who have successfully dealt with adversity due to sports such as concussions, addiction, injuries and peer pressure. They are joined by medical specialists and experts. The program is designed to empower young athletes and address the serious issues young athletes face.  P.A.S.T also provides fully integrated medical,  behavioural health and concussion treatment programs to retired NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL players.  P.A.S.T and the players treated by the organization were the subject of the Emmy Award Nominated Casualties of the Gridiron series and has also been featured on the CBS Super Bowl Pre Game and HBO  Real Sports. Learn more about P.A.S.T.

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The Gridiron Greats

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We are honored to partner with Gridiron Greats and The Kevin Turner Foundation, whose ongoing efforts help injured athletes and their families in so many worthwhile ways. A portion of the film's proceeds will go to help their causes. We urge you to learn about them and their missions, and to consider being part of the solution.

JOINT STATEMENT FROM GGAF AND KTF 8/15/13

At the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, two NFL player related charities, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and The Kevin Turner Foundation, came together to host "An Evening with Ditka & Friends" to raise awareness and funding for their causes.

Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund helps former players in dire need by facilitating pro bono medical assistance and providing financial assistance for shelter, utilities, food, clothing and everyday life necessities.

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The Kevin Turner Foundation

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The Kevin Turner Foundation was created to raise awareness and funding for ALS & CTE treatment & cure.

Two complimentary charities with complimentary issues. Both are creating solutions to make things better for former, current and even future players.

Since that event, the two charities have continued to work together on initiatives to "create solutions."

We are both grateful that the Distributor Diginext, and the Executive Producers of the film, "United States of Football,” see our individual and joint efforts as something worth supporting.

None of us want to see the end of the game we all love, but we do agree that in order to save the game, we have to save the players. We continue to strive to do just that.

 

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Fuel for thought

Fuel for thought

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Fuel For Thought® is a fortified coconut oil beverage that provides potent, all-natural Support to enhance brain health. It is a new extra-virgin coconut oil beverage specifically developed to support optimal brain health and now available nationwide. Made with organic coconuts and fortified with medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), Fuel For Thought is backed by 40+ years of scientific research. The easy-to-drink beverage is clinically proven to increase levels of ketones, which are the only alternative fuel source for the brain when glucose is not available or when an aging or impaired brain can no longer effectively utilize glucose. Fuel for Thought is also being utilized by many former NFL players and their families through the P.A.S.T Retired Athletes program. Learn More

sierra tucson

sierra tucson

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Sierra Tucson is a world-class Tucson-based facility specializing in the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, complex pain, eating disorders, and PTSD.  Trusted and recommended by doctors and therapists across the world, our drug rehab is recognized for providing safe, successful, and supportive treatment programs for those struggling with addiction and a wide range of complex disorders. Since 1983, our renowned programs have effected positive change in the lives of over 27,000 patients and over 70,000 family members. The P.A.S.T. Retired Players Group has selected Sierra Tucson as their official behavioral health facility for the former professional athletes they treat and their families. Learn More

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