MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The NFL Alumni Association (NFLA) announced today that it will host The Valor & Victors 5K Run (www.NFLAlumni5K.org) on Saturday January 31, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Proceeds from the football-themed run will benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation and the NFLA's programs for children's charities.
"We at the NFL Alumni are a family, and Pat Tillman will always be a member of that family," said Joe Pisarcik, President and CEO of the NFLA. "Pat's bravery, selflessness and natural leadership qualities are all part of his legacy. We are honored to partner with the Pat Tillman Foundation to support military veterans and spouses who are carrying on Pat's legacy."
Participants in the 5K will be able to meet and mingle with NFL Alumni throughout the morning as anticipation for the game starts to build. The event will begin with a pre-race "Tailgate" where participants can get ready for their run with music, snacks and sponsor giveaways. The 5K will be an out-and-back run along the Arizona Canal Trail; the course will be full of entertainment and NFL alumni to cheer runners along. Following the 5K, the post-race tailgate will feature music, awards and Super Bowl celebrations.
In partnership with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee (AZSBHC), the NFL Alumni Valor & Victors 5K is part of the Arizona Super Bowl Run Series. Runners who participate in the Super Bowl Host Committee's 4.9K Fun Run on Saturday December 13, 2014 at Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse (5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226) will receive a $5 discount to the NFL Alumni Valor & Victors 5K on Jan 31, 2015. Runners who participate in both events will receive a custom Arizona Super Bowl Run Series medal.
The NFL Alumni Valor & Victors 5K is generously supported by City of Scottsdale, Juvent Sports and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
To register for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 4.9k Fun Run, visit https://azsuperbowl.com/4-9k-fun-run/.
Through the Tillman Military Scholars program, the Pat Tillman Foundation annually awards academic scholarships for military veterans and spouses who are committed to a life of service in and out of uniform. To date, the foundation has invested nearly $10 million in academic support and scholarships, helping nearly 350 Tillman Military Scholars continue serving our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, government, education and the arts.
The NFL Alumni and its chapters across the nation support children's health, fitness and education through the NFLA's Caring for Kids programs, including Fuel Up to Play 60, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
About the NFL Alumni Association
The NFL Alumni Association is a nationwide group of former NFL players, coaches and employees whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The association offers a variety of programs to help members' lead healthy, productive and connected lives. To learn more, visit www.NFLAlumni.org.
About the Pat Tillman Foundation
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat's death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat's legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships--building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. PatTillmanFoundation.org
About the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
The AZSBHC is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation that drives Arizona's plan for Super Bowl XLIX and stages all of its associated events in partnership with the NFL. In addition, the Host Committee is the catalyst to galvanize the local stakeholders in a united approach to maximize the positive media exposure, the game's positive economic impact for the region and leave a lasting legacy long after Super Bowl XLIX. Proceeds from the 4.9k Fun Run will benefit the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Grant Program and help reach its $1 million fundraising goal. For more information visit www.azsuperbowl.com.
About Super Bowl XLIX
The Super Bowl is America's number one watched television program and culminates the NFL football season. Arizona will host its third Super Bowl in 19 years on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Super Bowl XLIX will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium. For more information, visit www.nfl.com/superbowl/49.
NFL Alumni / The Valor & Victors 5K Run
Jamie DeVivo, (908) 546-7447
The Pat Tillman Foundation
Michelle McCarthy, (201) 675-1063
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
Kathleen Mascarenas, (480) 481-8616
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