The NFL continues its long history of honoring veterans and active duty service members through its annual Salute to Service campaign.
The NFL will raise funds around Veterans Day for its three military nonprofit partners — the Pat Tillman Foundation, the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project®. For the fourth year, the NFL will donate $1,000 to the three organizations for every point scored during the 34 designated Salute to Service games, most of which are held in weeks 9, 10 and 11 of the season.
The NFL donated more than $2 million to its three charitable partners through the Salute to Service campaign in 2014.
As part of their Veterans Day celebrations, NFL teams will honor service members and veterans with the presentation of colors, special in-game tributes, stadium flyovers and localized military-themed activities.
Each year the Salute to Service Award, sponsored by the NFL and USAA,recognizes a member of the NFL community — which includes players, alumni, coaches, owners, executives and front office staff — who is committed to supporting the military community. Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen received the award in 2014; USAA contributed $25,000 in Allen’s honor to the official aid societies for all five military branches.
Visit www.NFL.com/Salute for more information on the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign.