Donnie Edwards, Tony Richardson and Amani Toomer will embark on the first All-NFL Legends, week-long USO tour throughout Japan to visit U.S. service members and their families at military bases.
This year’s NFL-USO tour will visit service members and families at multiple installations and observe missions ranging from crash and rescue to engineering, as well as visit high school football players. The tour is an extension of Salute to Service — the league’s year-round effort to honor, empower and connect service members, veterans and their families through a unifying lens of football and strategic partnerships.
“The NFL remains committed to honoring and giving back to the men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much to protect our country,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility. “We are excited to partner with the USO on another goodwill tour and continue strengthening our connections to our nation’s service members.”
The players will spend quality time with Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and their families, meet with installation commanders and participate in unit visits. The NFL Legends will also take part in a military working dog demonstration, visit an air defense artillery unit, and a close-up view of aircraft and the maintainers who keep them in the air.
“For more than 50 years, the USO and NFL have partnered to bring a piece of home to service members no matter where they are in the world,” said Kristina Griffin, USO Corporate Alliances Senior Director. “This trip with NFL Legends is a continuation of this long-standing partnership and our joint efforts to keep service members connected to family, home, and country.”