At Least One NFL Player From Each Team to Participate in "Take A Player to School" presented by JCPenney Afterschool Program. Children Ages 6-to-13 Can Submit Entries at JCPenney Stores Nationwide through September 22.
Imagine sitting in class with Green Bay Packers defensive end KABEER GBAJA-BIAMILA. Picture a chalk talk with quarterbacks DONOVAN MCNABB of the Philadelphia Eagles, DAUNTE CULPEPPER of the Minnesota Vikings, JOEY HARRINGTON of the Detroit Lions, or CARSON PALMER of the Cincinnati Bengals.
That will be the scene in each NFL city this fall when one lucky student and his or her class will be joined by a player (see complete list below) as part of the NFL Take a Player to School presented by JCPenney Afterschool program.
Players will visit the schools on October 25, November 15 or December 6, and will speak with the students about the importance of education and afterschool programs.
Children ages six through thirteen, an age group most in need of afterschool programs, are eligible to win the contest by completing entry forms available in all JCPenney stores nationwide now through September 22. As part of the program, all JCPenney stores will sell NFL team wrist bands for $2.99, with all net profits and NFL royalties being donated to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. One child in each of the 32 NFL markets and two non-NFL markets will be selected to "Take a Player to School." Winners will be announced the week of October 3rd.
"I am pleased to be part of this effort to encourage students to stay in school and participate in afterschool programs, said Donovan McNabb, the NFL's national spokesperson for the program. "There is nothing more important in America than our youth, and we are excited to build on last year's success in working with JCPenney to provide young people with every opportunity and inspiration to succeed."
McNabb is featured in the program's national media campaign which includes three television spots, three radio ads, and two print advertisements. More information and video of the commercials are available on www.NFLyouthfootball.com.
Since 1999, JCPenney and its official charity, the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, have contributed more than $40 million to support programs that promote the academic, physical, and social development of children in afterschool centers nationwide.
Following is a list of players participating in the NFL Take a Player to School presented by JCPenney Afterschool program:
Arizona: QB Josh McCown
Atlanta: RB Warrick Dunn
Baltimore: QB Kyle Boller
Buffalo: P Brian Moorman
Carolina: DT Brentson Buckner
Chicago: DE Adewale Ogunleye
Cincinnati: QB Carson Palmer
Cleveland: WR Andre' Davis
Dallas: TE Jason Witten
Denver: QB Jake Plummer
Detroit: QB Joey Harrington
Green Bay: DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
Houston: FB Moran Norris
Indianapolis: WR Brandon Stokley
Jacksonville: T Ephraim Salaam
Kansas City: TE Tony Gonzalez
Miami: CB Sam Madison
Minnesota: QB Daunte Culpepper
New England: DE Willie McGinest
New Orleans: DE Charles Grant
NY Giants: DE Michael Strahan
NY Jets: LB Jonathan Vilma
Oakland: DT Warren Sapp
Philadelphia: QB Donovan McNabb
San Diego: LB Donnie Edwards
San Francisco: WR Brandon Lloyd
Seattle: QB Matt Hasselbeck
St. Louis: TBD
Tampa Bay: LB Derrick Brooks
Tennessee: LB Keith Bulluck
Washington: QB Patrick Ramsey