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The NFL is joining an effort for nonprofit organizations to support healthy lifestyle programs for veterans and their families.

The league will contribute $2 million to the Bob Woodruff Foundation Nick Bellore Jersey , which was established in 2006 after the television journalist was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq.

The foundation has invested more than $55 million for programs that empower the military and their families. The NFL will work with the Woodruff group in creating a grant referral system for nonprofits.

Anna Isaacson, the NFL senior vice president of social responsibility, says the league is committed to "evolving its work in the military landscape and funding programs that will make a tangible, long-lasting impact."

One of those programs is Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a nationwide nonprofit that provides rehabilitative fly fishing programs for disabled active duty personnel and for disabled veterans. It has 8,500 participants and another 3,500 volunteers who teach disabled veterans the intricacies of fly fishing and stages events locally, regionally and nationally.

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"We meet on a regular basis, whether weekly or twice or month, with a minimum of once a month. This is a group of disabled veterans coming together with folks who care about them, and involved in an activity that is fun and therapeutic."

An affiliation with the NFL is logical, says Marshall Lauck, chief growth and marketing officer for the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

"The NFL is such a prominent American brand and one that has a longstanding commitment to the vet community," Lauck says. "This is not something new to them Authentic Josh Jackson Jersey , given their history with supporting veterans and the active military. It's a time of increased interest on their part in how most effectively they can support the veteran community (through nonprofits).

"Our expertise can be very helpful for the NFL in its goals in supporting the veteran communities."

Collin Sexton badly wanted to play with LeBron James. His first season will be much different than he hoped.

Sexton signed his rookie contract on Wednesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are taking their first steps since James announced he’s leaving to sign a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

When the Cavs drafted Sexton with the No. 8 pick last month, the Alabama guard instantly pleaded with James to re-sign with the Cavs.

”LeBron, let’s do it,” Sexton said in a TV interview moments after he was picked. ”I’ve seen you needed a few extra pieces this past season, and let’s do it. Let’s go back to the Finals.”

For now, Sexton will have to settle for a four-year contract that could be worth $20.2 million over its length. Per NBA rules Adidas Mitchell Marner Jersey , Sexton can make a maximum of $4.1 million next season. The value is based on where he was selected. His contract is guaranteed for two years, with the Cavs holding options for the last two years.

Cleveland made the announcement on Wednesday, a holiday treat for the team’s fans still grappling with their emotions after James left for the second time in eight years. On Tuesday, the giant billboard of James that become a downtown landmark, and to some a symbol of the city’s rebirth, was removed.

The team is hoping Sexton can help them recover from losing James, who led the Cavs to four straight NBA Finals and a championship in 2016. Sexton averaged 19.2 points as a freshman and played his best in big games, leading the Crimson Tide to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.

Now that he’s under contract Youth Sylvester Williams Jersey , the 19-year-old can’t be traded for 30 days. However, the Cavs are likely to hang on to Sexton after they spent all last season in need of a point guard after trading All-Star Kyrie Irving last summer to Boston.

Sexton will wear No. 2, Irving’s jersey number with Cleveland.

Sexton is on Cleveland’s summer league roster and is expected to play in games in Las Vegas later this week.



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