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"Players Congress and NFL Player Care Foundation Collaborate to Provide Assistance to Senior Retired Players"


The Players Congress, an autonomous organization established to serve the needs of retired NFL players and their families, is pleased to announce a generous donation of $25,000 to the NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF). PCF is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for retired NFL players. This grant is earmarked to support the medical, healthcare, and overall wellness requirements of senior retired NFL players aged 90 and above.


Bob Grant, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Players Congress, and a former linebacker for the 1971 Super Bowl V Champion Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration, stating, "We are delighted to partner with the Player Care Foundation to provide support to our senior retired NFL players. Their pioneering contributions laid the groundwork for what is now the most iconic sports league globally. We aim to honor their achievements and acknowledge their unwavering commitment to the sport."


Belinda Lerner, Executive Director of the NFL Player Care Foundation, expressed gratitude for the Players Congress' commitment, stating, "The Player Care Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all retired players, and we welcome the Players Congress into our network of supportive organizations."


This partnership aligns with both organizations' shared mission to cater to the needs of retired players who played a pivotal role in shaping the NFL's success.


Fred "Curly" Morrison, a former member of the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns, conveyed his excitement, saying, "I have always harbored hope that one day our contributions to creating America's favorite game would be recognized. This is an exciting day for me and my fellow retirees. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Players Congress and the NFL Player Care Foundation for their unwavering support."


About the Players Congress


Established in 2013, the Players Congress is dedicated to supporting over 19,000 NFL veterans and the families of players. Its mission is to provide assistance to retired players, families, widows, and various community causes through income generated from its apparel manufacturing and import business, as well as its stake in other projects. As a C-Corp (For Profit) entity, the Players Congress is solely owned, operated, and controlled by retired players. The Players Congress has partnered with manufacturing giant J.H. Design Group, NFL Properties, and the Dallas Cowboys in a joint apparel-licensing venture that includes training and opportunities for former players. A portion of royalties is distributed to players through initiatives like the Pioneer Assistance Fund, the Widows Fund, scholarship assistance, and other programs.


For more information, please visit us at [Players Congress](http://www.playerscongress.com).


About the NFL Player Care Foundation


Since its inception in 2007, the NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF) has employed a unique case management model to provide support to former NFL players facing challenging circumstances. Through its financial granting arm, PCF has assisted over 900 players, totaling over $9.5 million, in areas encompassing medical, mental health, financial, social, and community support. PCF is governed by a board of eight directors, with representatives from the National Football League, NFL Players Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the NFL Alumni Association. Additionally, four external directors contribute their expertise in foundation management, mental health, social welfare issues, and healthcare.


For additional information, please visit [NFL Player Care Foundation](http://nflplayercare.com).




- Bob Grant, Players Congress

  - Email: b.grant@playerscongress.com


- Andrew Jo, NFL Player Care Foundation

  - Email: Andrew.Jo@NFL.com