Vikings LB Chad Greenway was named to the USA Football 2012 All-Fundamentals Team this past January, and as part of the award the community-conscious Greenway received an equipment grant valued at $1,500 from USA Football to donate to the youth or high school program of his choice.
Last week it was announced that Greenway will donate the grant to his high school alma mater’s football program – Mount Vernon (SD) High School.
“We had a genuine need to upgrade our equipment for safety reasons, and this grant not only allows us new compression girdles and knee pads but frees up money to be spent in other areas as well,” Mount Vernon High School Athletics Director Eric Denning said. “We are very ecstatic to receive the grant as it will provide the safest equipment for all boys in our football program.”
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USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the Vikings and the NFL. The USA All-Fundamentals Team honors 26 NFL players who employ proper technique, particularly when blocking and tackling, which fosters inherent safety benefits and better on-field performance.
Employing core football fundamentals advances a youth player’s performance and safety, particularly in the areas of blocking and tackling. USA Football has educated more than 100,000 youth football coaches in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., through its online courses and single-day coaching clinics. Approximately 3 million American children age 6-14 play organized tackle football, placing it among the country’s most popular youth sports.
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