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PLAYERS ASSOCIATION INJURED RESERVE PROGRAM

All active NFL players are invited to attend the 2022 Players Association Injured Reserve (PAIR) program happening December 1st - 3rd at EXOS Pensacola, a program that is FREE of cost. 

We at the NFLPA understand how stressful being on IR can be and would like to offer players support during this time. PAIR is designed to help players find resources and develop strategies to stay productive during their recovery, as well as connect with other players on IR. 

Players are welcome to bring one guest who is crucial to their recovery journey (i.e. a significant other, parent, etc.). Players would need to cover the cost of getting their guest there. 

This exclusive opportunity for players include: 

  • Free first class- flight
  • Luxury accommodations at Hilton Pensacola Beach, FL
  • Programming and activities for the player and their guest
  • An extension of their rehab plan and recovery advice from experts and trainers at EXOS
  • Wellness Programming from sleep experts, psychologists & more
  • Exposure to competitive off-season programs
  • Panel discussions with players who have navigated IR in their career
  • Swag and giveaways during the event 

If players have any questions, please contact the Wellness Team at wellne[email protected]

Looking forward to having your player join us!

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Warm Heads, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

NE/MidAtlantic Region Hat, Scarf and Glove Drive

The Professional Football Players Mothers Association, Inc., NE/MidAtlantic Region, will hold the Warm Heads, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts initiative to benefit Philadelphia youth this winter . Our very own founding mother, Linda Harrison has spearheaded this hat, glove and scarf drive over many years with support from members representing PFPMA in the Northeast area.

In the Northeast, the weather is getting colder and colder and  it is that time of year in which  many children are in need of NEW hats, gloves & scarves. The Warm Heads, Warm Hands & Warm Hearts initiative aims to collect and distribute over 275 sets of new hats, gloves and scarfs, to young students at the  People for People Charter School in Philadelphia, PA.  Each set will be festively wrapped and distributed to each student by members of PFPMA attending the celebratory gifting event which will be  held on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the People for People Charter School, 800 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Who is People for People Charter School?

The People for People Charter School (PFPCS) is a public charter school located in North Central Philadelphia, serving students who live in communities throughout Philadelphia.  PFPCS provides a rigorous academic program, with an entrepreneurship theme and a focus on character development and community engagement, to over 540 students. In 2022-23, PFPCS is serving students in grades K-8.  People for People has had a long standing relationship with PFPMA through this initiatives and programs spearheaded by founding member, Linda Harrison.

What is PFPMA's role?

PFPMA's role is to support this cause by collecting and distributing donated hats, gloves, and scarfs to Linda Harrison.  Volunteer to be on site to package, gift wrap and distribute items to students served.

Ways to Contribute

Linda Harrison will be accepting donated items through December 10, 2022. Mailing address: 10 Breyer Ct., Elkins Park, PA 1902

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Mid-West. Region Sock Drive

RE:  Mid-West Regional Sock Drive

The Professional Football Players Mothers Association, the Mid-West Region, will host a. community sock drive. Our very own Roslyn Peoples will be spearheading this sock drive by representing PFPMA in the Detroit, Michigan area. This event aims to collect over 200 pairs of new socks and hygiene items, to be distributed to the Life After Care, foster care facility in Detroit, Michigan.  We understand the tremendous need for high school boys to have an intact support system as they navigate into adulthood. This generous act will shower these foster care boys, with a gift of love. and warmth.

Who is Life After Care?

The Life After Care, is a non-profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan. They provide essential life skill training to high school boys, living in foster care facilities, necessary to sustain them beyond the foster care system. The program began in 2019, by Jazlee Trouser, a former foster care resident. Her motto ‘It takes a Village’ has been making a difference in the community by providing training in financial literacy, character development and career exploration for high school boys graduating into adulthood.

What is PFPMA's role?

PFPMA's role is to support this cause by collecting and distributing donated socks to Roz Peoples, so she can deliver them to Ms. Trouser at the facility. On behalf of PFPMA’s Mid-West Region and the organization, Roz will package the socks along with other essential items for the boys. 

Ways to Contribute

Roz, will be accepting donations of socks  November 8-22, 2022. If anyone would prefer to donate money towards the purchase of socks, you may do so by contacting Nicole Ward, Midwest Regional Coordinator at  [email protected]    All donations are requested to be sent before November 20, 2022.

For more information and to learn how you can support with a donation of socks, please contact Roz Peoples at 248 622-9494.

Thank you

General Counsel Appointment

ANNOUNCING APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL COUNSEL

 

Endya Eames Delpit

It is with pleasure that we announce the recent appointment of member Endya E. Delpit as General Counsel.  Endya is the mother of Garrett Delpit Defensive Back for the Cleveland Browns.  Endya' appoint fills the vacancy in the position of General Counsel for the remainder of the 2020-2023 term. 

We welcome her talents, enthusiasm and desire to make a positive difference through her volunteer service and contributions. Please join us in celebrating her appointment.

Endya can be reached at email [email protected].

GWU Sports Philanthropy

 

ENROLLMENT DEADLINES:  

 

Fall 2022 Cohort: October 1 -Sports Philanthropy Certificate

Spring 2023 Cohort: February 23 for optional residency in DC with a March 1 start online (May 1 start for NFL players) (Early bird discount February 10

The Sports Philanthropy Executive Certificate Program at the GW School of Business — the first and premiere program of its kind — provides a groundbreaking online curriculum tailored to the unique needs of those who work for professional sports teams, leagues, athletic foundations, sports-related companies with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility, nonprofits using sports for social good and for individuals looking to enter the field. The program is in partnership with the GW Sports Management MBA Program, ranked the number three postgraduate sports business program in the country by SportBusiness International Magazine.

Built around your busy schedule, the certificate includes 10 core online courses, guest calls with industry leaders and a capstone project that will bring together elements of what students learn during the program. The program also includes a two-day in-person residency at the beginning of each cohort. This residency will not only provide an opportunity for experiential learning but will allow time to meet fellow students and exchange ideas. The program is now recognized through the NFL and the NFL Trust allowing current and former players to enroll in the program. 

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Think Next

SEASON KICK-OFF

It’s that time of year again; pre-season is over and the NFL football season is kicking off tonight at 8:20 ET with the Bills vs. the Rams.

As many of us are gearing up to watch, some of us are still enjoying the last days of summer, squeezing the last bit of rest and relaxation out of them. For the first time in two years we are back to some semblance of normalcy around play, health and safety and living life in general. 

I’m excited to welcome everyone back to football and to the 25th anniversary year of the Professional Football Players Mothers Association Inc.  With the support from our members, I look forward to a productive year of programs and activities that will include a new member orientation; a new member mentoring program which comprises veteran mothers serving as champions for new and incoming members; working with the NFLPA to enhance the PFPMA website to serve as a productive resource hub for our members; a relaunch of our PFPMA Scholarship program; and once again hosting our “Next Level Up-Beginning with the End In Mind”, a much needed program for high school and college athletes and their parents and guardians.

For this 2022-2023 year two words come to mind, “Think Next.” We’re on the precipice of a lot of good things that will bring good progress for PFPMA, Inc.  Thank you for your support.

Let's go!

Gwendolyn V Jenkins, PFPMA President

Welcome New Board Members

Welcome New Board Appointments

It is with pleasure that we announce the recent appointments to our Board of Directors. 

 Audrey Garrett - mother of Myles Garrett, Defensive End for the Cleveland Browns.  Audrey will fill the vacancy in the position of Assistant Secretary for the remainder of the 2020-2023 term. 

 Joke Adeniji - mother of Hakeem Adeniji, Offensive Lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals.  Joke will fill the vacancy in the position of Assistant Treasurer for the remainder of the 2020-2023 term. 

We welcome their talents, enthusiasm and desire to make a positive difference through their volunteer service and contributions.

Please join us in celebrating their appointments.

Motivational Monday

 

Great Day!  

Having a vision helps to create a path for your future. It causes you to  focus on what God has for you. Which allows for more clarity in  manifesting Your greatness. Stop waiting for others to elevate Your game, you are already equipped with everything You need to play in the game. Don't be afraid to receive it!

ASK FOR IT!
* I wake up each day with a grateful heart and an open mind.
* Nothing external has no power over me
* l love myself
* The future I want is manifesting today
* I believe in myself
* My mind is always geared toward positivity and success. 
* I support myself
* My heart is open to receiving everything I desire
* I've prepared myself
* Good things are happening right now in my life
* I am tuned in! I am tuned in!
 
Your thoughts are the architect of your destiny. 
Remember: Action is inspired from aligned thoughts, good or bad. Your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.  
 
Ask yourself? How are you using your thoughts and all its power to manifest what you want to do in this world?
  
It's already there!
Have an amazing week!

CHERYL FOSTER , PFPMA Education Coordinator

 e. [email protected].

Circle of Love ~ Better Together Conference

Greetings PFPMA, Inc. Members!

We hope you are making plans to attend the 2022 'Virtual' Preseason Conference | Circle of Love ~Better Together.  Here is some information to get you excited! The conference this year is FREE!

This will be a two-day event beginning on July 21-22, 2022 and starting each evening at 7:00PM EST. [Formal agenda to follow.]

Day 1 - 7:00pm EST - July 21, 2022 - Business Meeting 

  • Thursday will be the business meeting with some entertainment at different intervals. A hint: brush up on PFPMA history if you want to win a prize!

Day 2 - 7:00pm EST - July 22, 2022 - Conference presentations

  • Friday, we will host three guest speakers:  Founding Mother Bishop Marilyn PorcherHall of Famer, Edgerrin James, and Havilah Malone, motivational speaker and actress.  After hearing the speakers, it will be time for fun! Please have your favorite beverage and snacks on hand as their will be fun and games to be enjoyed by all. 
    GET REGISTERED
 Please purchase your t-shirt and wear it on Friday. Also please have your video cameras on so we may see each other! Below is the link to purchase your conference t-shirt and register your attendance.
 PURCHASE CONFERENCE T-SHIRT HERE
Hoping to see you at the conference!

Michele Green, National Events Coordinator and Committee Chair

2022 Virtual Preseason Conference - Registration Now Open!

PFPMA Members!

The 2022 Virtual Preseason Conference; “Circle of Love-Better Together” is just around the corner!

Just a reminder, the conference this year is FREE! Please confirm your attendance by registering at the following link:

https://pfpma.memberclicks.net/2022conference-registration

Please purchase your t-shirt and wear it on Friday. Below is the link to purchase your conference t-shirt. The last day to order is July 11th. This will ensure you will receive your shirt in time for the conference. 

https://thepointdotfan.com/collections/pfpma/products/pfpma-2022-conference-t-shirt

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Warren Central Football Receives Donation

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It has been an exciting week for Warren Central athletics, from signing days to Dragons football receiving a donation this morning.

The Professional Football Players Mother Association donated $2,500 to the dragon program to help with new equipment.   WATCH VIDEO

“We are all mothers of professional football players either formally former professional football players or current professional football players, so we understand the importance of athletics we understand the importance of having good football equipment to protect your our sons, and so we thought this small donation would be a help to the program,” Professional Football Players Mother Association Representative Jacquie Jordan said.

Source:Patrick Carey WNKYTV NEWS 40 https://www.wnky.com/warren-central-football-receives-donation/

Congratulations Reggie Wayne and Mom Ewayne Denise Wayne, Former President

CONGRATULATIONS to former Wide Receiver of the Indianapolis Colts, and future Hall Of Famer Reggie Wayne, on his recent hire with the team as WR Coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Reggie's mother Euwayne Denise Wayne, is a former #PFPMA President . #FootballFamily#Colts#NFL#ColtsNation #NFLLegend

Read more>>https://www.nfl.com/news/reggie-wayne-joins-colts-staff-as-wrs-coach?fbclid=IwAR2v2Pz5T90i4x_7mpxODohNTeni52HMRu-LFWnH_zkcAiR0DXPNX7yJ7jA

Celebrating. Women's History Month

It’s #womenshistorymonth#WHM #PFPMA “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” -Serena Williams

Board Member Vacancy

PFPMA Members,

This notice is to announce current vacancies on the PFPMA Board of Directors for both elected and appointed positions.  Please consider sharing your expertise and talents to help move the organization forward. All notices of interest must be received by Friday, January 21, 2022, 5:00PM EST. Board member vacancies are as follows:

Elected

  • Parliamentarian

Appointed

  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • National Events Coordinator
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Assistant Secretary

PARLIAMENTARIAN
The Parliamentarian should be knowledgeable of the By-Laws and Constitutions of the organization. She should know which parliamentary authority will rule the organization.

General duties:

  • Know parliamentary procedures
  • Ensure the correct procedures are used during meetings
  • Familiar with “Robert Rules of Order”
  • Explain the use of parliamentary procedures to all members of the organization
  • Know the organization’s By-Laws
  • Amend By-Laws and update Guidelines & Procedures as needed with a committee of 6 for By-Laws and 3 for Guidelines & Procedures
  • Present amendments to By-Laws and edits to Guidelines & Procedures to the Board for approval before presenting to the membership

SECTION 7.12 Parliamentarian. The Parliamentarian practices the rights of people to join together to accomplish common goals and enable them to debate and take action in a fair manner with the least amount of controversy. The rules of Parliamentary procedures are based on common sense and logic. The Parliamentarian will follow PFPMA By-laws and Roberts Rules of Order.

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Walter Payton Man of The Year

 

Congratulations to all of the 2021 Walter Payton NFL Award Nominees, especially the sons of PFPMA Members Nicole Ward (DENZEL WARD) &  Charlotte Heyward (CAMERON HEYWARD)  

The Cleveland Browns named Defensive Back Denzel Ward (son of Nicole Ward) as their nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers  named Defensive Tackle Cameron Heyward (son of Charlotte Heyward) was also nominated by his teammates as the team’s honoree for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

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Pro Bowl Breakfast

Happy New Year!  PFPMA's Annual Pro Bowl Information and Recruitment breakfast will be held Friday, February 4, 2022. See attached flyer for detailed information regarding location and time.  

2021 CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award Honoree

Founding Member Cassandra Sneed Ogden

CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award Honoree

2021 Virtual Honors Reception
Thursday, November 18, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm. ET

REGISTER TO RSVP ONLINE

CASSANDRA SNEED OGDEN
Cassandra Sneed Ogden, a founding member of the Professional Football Players Mothers Association (PFPMA). and former Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Chief Executive Officer, will be the recipient of the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Ogden will be. recognized for her lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Honors virtual reception. She led the venerable, 53-year old organization from 1995 until her retirement in 2020. The Award honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. received the inaugural award at CLEO’s 50th Anniversary Gala in 2018; Hon. Deval L. Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts received the award in 2019; and Stacey Y. Abrams, the political leader in 2020.  Press release

WALK WITH US

Why We are Participating in Making Strides

Breast cancer is a cause that is personal to so many people at our company. That’s why we’re joining the nation’s largest network of breast cancer events — the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. We’ll raise money and awareness and together we can continue to save lives.

The American Cancer Society is an important resource for women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. We owe it to those women to support the organization that does more than any other for them by funding innovative research and providing free information and services.

We are proud to be participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and thrilled about the difference that our associates and their families are making to save lives from breast cancer.

JOIN US!

PFPMA Get's Charg'd Up at HBCU Classic for Columbus

      

 

CHARG'D UP  | NEXT LEVEL UP - Beginning with the End In Mind

HBCU CLASSIC FOR COLUMBUS - AUGUST 28, 2021

PFPMA Gets Charg'd Up before the 'Next Level Up' at the HBCU CLASSIC for COLUMBUS

The Classic For Columbus football game between Central State University from Ohio and Kentucky State University was played at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, August 28 at 2pm. Prior to kick-off, on the campus of The Ohio State University, the Professional Football Player’s Mother’s Association (PFPMA)hosted  a one-hour Health and Wellness community exercise activation: Charg’d Up, led by former NFL Baltimore Ravens, and Arena football player Philipe “Philly” Weeden. Following Charg’d Up, PFPMA conducted an engaging, in-depth panel discussion, free to the public, with NFL moms, NFL players and other special guests, as part of PFPMA's signature Next Level Up -Beginning with End in Mind. The Next Level Up program is aimed to prepare high school and collegiate athletes, and their parents, with information and insight that will assist them in building a strong foundation for success.  “We are excited to be part of this historic event that shares in our commitment to promoting educational programs in the areas of health and wellness, financial literacy, and developing student athletes,” said Gwendolyn Jenkins, PFPMA president. “Our partnership with Classic For Columbus helps us share our voice and give insight to student athletes and parents on how to prepare to win in the game of life at the next level, beginning with the end in mind."  Read full press release here.