NFL Players Association, Verizon Team Up to Help Teens LiveRESPECT
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Recently hundreds of New Jersey teens gathered at Rutgers University to listen to a few of their favorite NFL stars.But the players weren’t there to demonstrate how to throw a pass, or use correct tackling technique, or any other football skill. The players were there to talk with teens about the skills needed off the field to succeed in school, in relationships and in life. The event, titled Training Camp for Life, was launched through a partnership of the NFL Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation. The event at Rutgers is the 1st of 12 such events that will be held across the country in the coming months. Learn more about the event in a new entry in the Verizon Responsibility blog by Rose Kirk, president of the Verizon Foundation. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.