Blitz for the Better Foundation Awarded Social Justice Grant by NFL Foundation
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

On Tuesday, Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant from the NFL Foundation as part of the NFL’s initiative to help players get more involved in social causes within their community. The grant funding will support the Blitz for the Better Foundation’s outreach programs for seriously ill and physically-challenged children through poverty alleviation, education, and general assistance.
 
Kerrigan, who is in his ninth season as a pass-rushing linebacker with the Washington Redskins, continues to be extremely active in the Greater Washington, D.C. community. While his mission remains focused on assisting seriously ill and special needs children, Kerrigan and his Foundation recently incorporated a new outreach program in 2018 that distributed backpacks full of classroom supplies to medically in-need students. The program is designed to provide financial relief to parents with regularly-hospitalized children to ensure that they are fully prepared to return to the classroom. This program assisted 100 kids in August.
 
The NFL Foundation’s Social Justice Grant program provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused around social justice causes and have been financially supported by an NFL player. According to the NFL Foundation’s website, the grants are designed to reduce barriers to opportunity through a focus on education, criminal justice reform, poverty, racial equality, and many other causes.
 
Many of the families assisted by the Blitz for the Better Foundation live in urban communities, where resources are limited. The grant will allow Kerrigan’s Foundation to continue expanding its education-based programs, serving medically in-need youth in a more holistic manner.
 





 
 
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