Besides the numerous appearances in the community by our players, players also invest time and effort into the community of their own volition.
Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s impact on the Arizona community was evident again this past year as he participated at various community events and appearances while also supporting the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial fund in honor of his late mother who passed away in 2003 as a result of breast cancer.
The fund helps support causes that his mother held close to her heart, such as the education of urban youth on HIV/AIDS and breast cancer issues.
In 2004 Fitzgerald also established the “Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund” to support children and their families. The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund has given money for computer equipment, vision care, and other activities to support youth.
Professional Football Players Mothers Association
We are a non-profit corporation comprised of mothers of professional football players, or those who serve that role in a player’s life. We are here to create a support system and information network for mothers of professional football players by forming membership association to address specific needs and concerns and enhance the public perception of our sons. Our organization is nationwide, and our goal is to have mothers whose sons represent every football team. For more information or to join please visit our website: www.pfpma.org
Calais Campbell's Cheer for a Cause Program
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell announces “Calais’ Cheer for a Cause," a charitable initiative by his foundation that will randomly select a fan wearing a Calais Campbell jersey at every home game and make a donation to a charity of their choice, with the total donation tied to his on field performance. Fans can also participate via social media during away games by tweeting pictures of themselves cheering on the Cardinals in their Campbell jerseys to his foundation’s twitter handle, @CRCFoundation93.
Each game, a representative from Campbell’s CRC Foundation will randomly select a fan wearing a Calais Campbell jersey, and make a donation to a certified 5013c charity of their choice. The total amount of the donation is based on Campbell's performance that game. Campbell's CRC Foundation will donate $500 for a team win, $1,000 for a one-sack game, and culminates with $15,000 for a five-sack game. A blocked kick will earn the fan's charity $5,000. At Cardinals’ home games, fans will be selected randomly at University of Phoenix Stadium, for away games, fans will be selected randomly through twitter.
To date, Campbell has recruited 536 fans to help United Way in its mission to cut the high school dropout rate in half by 2018. Campbell is looking to top the charts by the end of the football season so he's teamed up with the Arizona Cardinals to give fans who join TEAM CALAIS the opportunity to win a number of unique prizes and ezperiences based on volunteer recruitment milestones.