(from NFL.com) The NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF), an independent organization dedicated to helping retired NFL players improve their quality of life, today launched a website (www.nflplayercare.com) that provides resources and information on programs to help former players.
The new site provides direct links to programs offered by the PCF including: grant programs to assist retired NFL players in need of joint replacements, neurological assessments, or spinal care; cardiovascular and prostate screening research programs; and the Morehouse Partnership Program for mental health, among others. Retired players can also use the site to find the PCF’s application packet, and contact information for the PCF’s staff.
The PCF website also contains a number of other important resources for former players. For example, the website provides news updates, information about upcoming PCF events, and educational information about player health and safety, including a link to the www.NFLHealthandSafety.com website that describes new initiatives to protect the health of current and former NFL players.
Also launching on the site is a Public Service Announcement featuring NFL legends Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, and Warren Sapp talking about the PCF. The PSA will run in stadiums and malls nationally to help raise awareness about the PCF.
The PCF is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 by the NFL Alumni Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL and NFL Players Association for the benefit of retired NFL players. It is governed by a six-member Board of Directors consisting of representatives from each of the four founding organizations and two independent directors. For more information about the PCF, www.nflplayercare.com .