NFL Neighborhood MVP program
On Tuesday, October 16, Isaac Bruce along with volunteers from The Home Depot, organizers from the non-profit organization KaBOOM!, PHL Inc. and members of the local community joined forces to completely refurbish the football field at Northwest High School in just one day.
The field refurbishment is part of The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP program that recognizes and celebrates NFL players for their commitment to giving back to their local communities. Bruce was one of 17 players selected league-wide for his support of health and wellness programs for youth. Through the Isaac Bruce Foundation, which is focused on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education, Bruce reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The Home Depot developed the NFL Neighborhood MVP program as part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities its associates live and work in.
The football field renovation project will impact the more than 350 students at Northwest High School. The new field will provide more opportunities for students to play in organized leagues, providing them with positive opportunities to build character, and will give them a sense of pride in their school, community and in themselves.
The Home Depot became the "official home improvement sponsor" of the National Football LeagueŽ in late 2006. To support this partnership, The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP program was created to recognize players who are making a positive impact in their local communities. The program will honor 17 NFL players, one for each week of the 2007 regular season, with a field refurbishment or playground build in his honor. Each player will also receive a donation to the charity of his choice. At the end of the regular season, one player will be honored as The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP of the Year.
As the world's largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot embraces its role as a leader in social responsibility and celebrates its long-standing commitment to volunteerism. Through The Home Depot Foundation; Team Depot, the company's associate volunteer program; and ongoing NEWS with nonprofits, The Home Depot donates millions of hours, tools and supplies each year to community service projects where associates live and work. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization whose vision is to create a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP program is part of The Home Depot's $25 million commitment to KaBOOM! to create and refurbish 1,000 playspaces in 1,000 days.
For more information on the Isaac Bruce Foundation call 314-369-4074.