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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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Let's Talk About Real Estate

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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.

 

Congratulations to our Newest PFPMA Hall of Fame Mom

PFPMA Mom, Dr. Arica Johnson and husband, Calvin Johnson, Sr. beam with pride and joy as shown here with their son Calvin Johnson, Jr.    Calvin Johnson Jr., also known as Megatron, was officially enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Johnson, a native of Tyrone, Georgia, is Georgia Tech’s all-time career leader in receiving yards, 100-yard receiving games and touchdown receptions.  Calvin is a former wide receiver of the Detroit Lions.  PFPMA sends its congratulations on this monumental occasion.

NATIONAL WELLNESS MONTH

August is National Wellness Month and considering the delta variant and any other variants of COVID that may arise, we must be even more vigilant about our health and the state of our wellness.  How well we are is totally within our control, as wellness is a process of making choices to achieve a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.  If you haven’t begun to focus on your personal wellness, let National Wellness Month be the catalyst to creating healthy habits that focus on self-care, managing stress, relaxation and finding happiness and a sense of calm in the most basic of activities, such as walking and deep breathing.

More ways to commemorate National Wellness Month include:

  • Being more diligent about your exercise routine

  • Drinking more water

  • Being kind to your eyes

  • Getting enough sleep

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NATIONAL SISTER'S DAY!

In the words of author Elizabeth Fishel, "a sister is both your mirror —and your opposite." Please join me Sunday, August 1, 2021 in commemoration of National Sisters Day, celebrated the first Sunday in August every year around the world. Let's recognize our prowess and power as sisters and friends, as well as being a blessing to each other, individually and collectively as an organization.  

While each of us has our own personal journey, it's comforting to know that we have a sisterhood that connects us, supports us and lifts us up during the light and dark parts of our journey.  Our sisterhood is the solidarity of our shared conditions, experiences and interests.  

National Sisters Day aligns with PFPMA's mission to support the mothers of professional football players, wherein we discover a lasting sisterhood through PFPMA relationships. Women supporting women is a mantra upon which PFPMA was established and is a song we sing individually and together to meet our mission to strengthen PFPMA and ourselves. PFPMA is a sisterhood like no other; a beacon lighting the way of our paths.

Our sister, Velzina Williams, Southern Regional Coordinator, has proposed a wonderful way for us to celebrate each other as sisters and PFPMA as a sisterhood of mothers; and it would be great to have 100% membership participation. 

 Here's how:

  • August 1 - Find a picture that reflects a PFPMA sisterhood memory
  • Post the picture to your social media platforms
  • Tag a sister to show love and support
  • Use hashtags #NationalSistersDay, #PFPMA, #womensupportingwomen #nflmoms

 Also, as some of us may not be on social media, let's each take a moment and connect with a new or existing PFPMA member and make sure that she knows she is supported and appreciated. (Our interactive member directory can be found in our new PFPMA Info Hub.

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PFPMA Moms On the Move! Membership Campaign Launch

Dear Members,

PFPMA Membership Committee needs your help.  For the next few months we will feature our members on social media and you can be part.  You can provide us with a video of your PFPMA experience by following the instructions below. 

If you don't care to record a video, you can also submit a picture and a statement by using Member Spotlight - Interest Form

Thank you in advance.

Membership Committee

Bernadette Suh and Mary Fischer-Nassib

Next Level Up & PFPMA Interview with Gwendolyn V. Jenkins and Nicole Ward

Virtual symposium aims to prepare high school, college football players for the next level

Original article: Virtual symposium aims to prepare high school, college football players for the next level

News5Cleveland.com 

 

Posted at 5:42 PM, Apr 23, 2021 and last updated 10:12 AM, Apr 24, 2021

 

https://www.news5cleveland.com/sports/local-sports/virtual-symposium-aims-to-prepare-high-school-college-football-players-for-the-next-level

NY Giant Dexter Lawrence donates PPE to Brookdale Senior Living

Original article WRALSportsFan.com

NY Giant Dexter Lawrence donates PPE to Brookdale Senior Living

Posted May 27, 2020 5:40 p.m. EDT | Updated May 28, 2020 1:14 a.m. EDT | https://www.wralsportsfan.com/ny-giant-dexter-lawrence-donates-ppe-to-brookdale-senior-living/19116990/