FedEx Supports USO and our Nation’s Service Members by Engaging NFL
Fans to Vote for Best On-Field Weekly Performances by Quarterbacks and
NEW YORK -- (Business Wire)
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the
NFL, announced for the 15th season that the FedEx Air &
Ground NFL Players of the Week and Players of the Year Awards will
return. This announcement follows the company’s extension in April of
its long-running sponsorship with the NFL. The FedEx Air & Ground NFL
Players of the Week fan-voting program, highlights the week’s best
quarterback and running back performances with monetary awards going to
the USO, a military support organization dedicated to connecting service
members and their families to family, home and country throughout their
service to the nation.
New this year, 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and former San
Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as the
primary voice of the program. “I’ve worked with FedEx in the past and
have won my fair share of FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week awards,”
said Tomlinson. “I’m looking forward to taking on a larger role with the
FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week program this season.”
Each week during the 2017 NFL season, the top performances by one
quarterback and one running back will be voted on by fans to garner the
title of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. As part of the
FedEx Cares program, a $2,000 donation will be given to the USO in each
of the winners’ names. These weekly donations assist USO programs that
keep service members connected as they depart the military and find a
new path in civilian life.
“FedEx is proud to continue its support of the USO through the FedEx Air
& Ground NFL Player of the Week Awards, which has grown into an amazing
program that allows football fans and local communities to get involved
in giving back to our service members,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior
vice president, FedEx Integrated Marketing and Communications. “The
program is part of the FedEx Cares global giving initiative, in which
FedEx is committing $200 million to 200 communities around the world by
Following Monday Night Football, three quarterbacks and three
running backs who display the best passing and rushing performances will
be nominated each week on NFL.com.
Fans will have until Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET to cast their vote for the
FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week Awards at nfl.com/fedex.
Fans can also vote for their FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week on
Twitter by using #AirandGround and listing their nominees’
last name. The FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week winners
will be announced each Thursday afternoon prior to Thursday Night
“The USO is honored to be selected for the second consecutive year.as
the charity benefitted by the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week
Awards. Last year’s funding was critical to supporting transitioning
service members in communities across the country,” said Lisa Anastasi,
USO chief development officer. “Thanks to FedEx’s generous support, we
look forward to being able to support even more service members and
their families in 2017.”
At the end of the season, three quarterbacks and three running backs
will be nominated for the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year
Awards, with the winners announced in the lead-up to Super Bowl LII in
For more information, visit nfl.com/fedex
or follow the conversation on Twitter at @NFL.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with
a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.
With annual revenues of $60 billion, the company offers integrated
business applications through operating companies competing collectively
and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.
Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted
employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain
"absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and
professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around
the world, please visit about.fedex.com.
About the USO
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them
connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the
nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our
commitment to connect our service members and their families through
countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private,
non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services
and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people,
support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers
and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about
the USO, please visit uso.org.
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Source: FedEx Corp.
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