NFL’s Colin Kaepernick named as Amnesty International’s 2018 ‘Ambassador of Conscience’

Athlete and inspiring activist Colin Kaepernick has been honoured with Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award for 2018, the human rights organisation announced on Saturday 21 April. The award was presented to Kaepernick by American football player and former teammate Eric Reid at a ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the 2016 pre-season of the National Football League (NFL), Kaepernick knelt during the US national anthem as a respectful way of calling for the country to protect and uphold the rights of all its people. The bold move was a…

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Mike Haynes Brings Prostate Cancer Awareness to Super Bowl LII

Mike Haynes was known for impressive stats during his illustrious 14-year, Hall of Fame career in the NFL. His nine Pro Bowls, 46 interceptions and two career touchdowns led many to consider him the greatest cornerback ever. But in 2008, came the most important stat of all for Mike – elevated levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in a blood test that led doctors to discover he had prostate cancer. As an initiative to encourage all men to know their prostate cancer risk and to talk to their doctor about…

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NFL Debuts 2018 Pro Bowl Commercial Highlighting Players’ Civic Off-field Efforts

The NFL unveiled a new TV commercial that highlights the many ways in which players are strengthening their communities and championing causes that are close to their hearts. The 30 second spot, narrated by Academy Award winner FOREST WHITAKER, debuted during halftime of the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl, and continue to air on NFL Network and during Super Bowl pregame coverage on NBC. The spot drives home a message of hope by highlighting players’ efforts across a wide range of league-supported causes and initiatives, including: Houston Texans defensive end J.J.…

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“Pick’Em Charity Challenge” Launched to Engage Fans and Inspire Charitable Giving

A host of foundations connected to notable NFL athletes, including Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes and others, have teamed up with Pick Factor to promote the “Pick’Em Charity Challenge” – an inventive app designed to raise funds and increase awareness for various charitable missions during the game in Minneapolis on Sunday. In partnership with the NFLPA’s Professional Athletes Foundation, the Pick’Em Charity Challenge blends the thrill of sports predictions with the gratification of charitable fundraising, allowing foundations to create an…

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PepsiCo Kicks Off “Game Day Grub Match: Athlete Face-Off” Challenging Football Stars To Cook Up Winning Game Day Dishes

Three former NFL greats are back in the limelight – not on the field, but in the kitchen, as part of PepsiCo’s Game Day Grub Match. The three retired stars – Greg Jennings, Super Bowl champion wide receiver and two-time Pro Bowler; Nick Mangold, seven-time Pro Bowl center for the New York Jets; and Rashad Jennings, running back and Dancing with the Stars winner – showed off their cooking skills and battled for the champion title in PepsiCo’s culinary competition. he athletes were challenged to prepare game day dishes using…

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