USA Football awards equipment to Hoboken for 800 kids

City of Hoboken announces:


Mayor Dawn Zimmer is proud to announce that the City of Hoboken was awarded a grant through USA Football for acquiring sports equipment for the Hoboken Police Athletic League.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has awarded football equipment grants to approximately 800 youth and high school football programs throughout the United States this year based on merit and need. The equipment grant program, directed by USA Football and NFL teams, has awarded more than $3 million in football equipment through the NFL Youth Football Fund since 2006. All equipment grants are fulfilled by Riddell, the official helmet and protective equipment partner of USA Football.
Hoboken’s Director of Human Services, Leo Pellegrini submitted the Hoboken P.A.L.’s successful application to USA Football this spring. In addition, through the support of the New York Giants and USA Football, Hoboken P.A.L. has received 100 tickets to the Giants’ September 2 preseason game against the New England Patriots as part of USA Football Month across the NFL to salute youth football.
“Even with multiple fundraisers and strict budget adherence, many well-run youth football programs like Hoboken P.A.L. need help to properly equip their teams,” USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. “We are proud to assist the kids and families of Hoboken with the NFL Youth Football Fund’s support and wish them a great time at the Giants-Patriots game on September 2.”
Director of P.A.L. Bobby Gohde is coordinating the Giants-Patriot game trip with youth football players. 
USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, each of its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association.
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