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YMCA, The Trust to Help Health of Former Players


Aug. 26, 2014 NFL Players Association

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and The Trust—Powered by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)—today announced a new partnership to help former NFL players improve their health by providing memberships at YMCAs throughout the nation.  The Trust, a set of resources available through the NFLPA that provides players with access to benefits and services that assist in their success beyond the game of football, will underwrite membership fees for eligible former players.

The average professional football player’s career is just over three years and many former players are impacted by long-term injuries or making the transition to new careers and healthy routines.  The Y, a leading community-based network committed to improving America’s health with locations in 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, has the ability and reach to assist players making that transition and learn behaviors that lead to better health.

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