INDIANAPOLIS – USA Football, a Recognized Sport Organization of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the sport's U.S. governing body, is awarding $750,000 in new football equipment to more than 1,350 youth sports organizations this spring. USA Football’s spring grants are fulfilled by partners Riddell and BSN SPORTS, who serve as leaders in protective equipment and team sports apparel, respectively. 

USA Football’s spring grants play a key part in the non-profit’s comprehensive grant program, which will aid the youth football community by awarding up to two million dollars in equipment and other resources in 2023. Deserving youth football organizations represented by dedicated coaches, inspiring community leaders and worthy role models pass on the benefits of the grants program to the young athletes they coach. 

USA Football, a youth football development partner of the NFL, receives support for its grant program from the NFL Foundation. 

“Providing young athletes with the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of football in healthy and safe environments represents a significant part of USA Football’s mission to lead, strengthen and grow Football For All,” said USA Football CEO SCOTT HALLENBECK. “Thankfully, we’ve developed relationships with like-minded organizations in the NFL Foundation, Riddell and BSN SPORTS who also care about young athletes and their experiences. This year’s spring grants will benefit thousands of children nationwide.”  

“USA Football’s spring grants furnish youth football organizations with the equipment and resources to continue inspiring young athletes,” said ALEXIA GALLAGHER, Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the NFL Foundation. “The NFL Foundation is proud to partner with USA Football to provide new and exciting opportunities for children through the sport.” 

Since 2006, USA Football has awarded more than $17 million in grants to youth and school-based football programs, which has directly benefitted youth and high school players across 9,500 programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. 

About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance, unify and grow the sport. As the sport’s governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school, and other amateur players. 

About The NFL Foundation: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game. For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit:

About Riddell: Riddell was founded with a goal of giving back to the football community while advancing and improving athlete protection. As the long-standing leader in football head protection and protective athletic equipment for more than 90 years, Riddell is leading the game to a strong future by creating a path to next generation protection. Riddell also offers best-in-class reconditioning services to help ensure athletes have access to clean, sanitized, and recertified equipment. For more information, visit or follow @RiddellSports on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

About BSN SPORTS: Dallas-based BSN SPORTS is the leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. A division of Varsity Brands, BSN SPORTS markets and distributes its products to over 150,000 institutional and team sports customers in colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and recreational programs throughout the United States via catalog, e-commerce, and direct sales. Focused on providing game changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms, BSN SPORTS’ more than 3,000 employees have been helping elevate participation in team sports since 1972. For more information about BSN SPORTS please visit

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