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Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks system to get NFL grant

Posted by Chris Brown on April 28, 2009 – 3:36 pm

The National Football League Grassroots Program is supporting the development and renovation of community fields with 17 new grants totaling more than $2.5 million being directed to schools, parks and facilities across the country, it was announced today. A portion of the latest round of grants will go toward supporting the upgrade and creation of fields in Buffalo’s Olmstead Parks system.

A partnership between the NFL, the NFL Players Association and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the Grassroots Program has awarded $25 million in grants over the last 11 years to local nonprofits focused on the health and welfare of their communities, particularly with regards to their young people. 
 
“These fields help us make an impact where assistance is most needed and provide a tangible sign of our Youth Football Fund in action,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who also is a member of LISC’s national board of directors. “We are proud to support projects that give youngsters a safe place to play and bring families and neighborhoods together.”


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