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AFL Press Release

AFL Partners with Jason Foundation for "Jason's Week"

Monday July 7, 2014

 CHICAGO – The Arena Football League (AFL) has partnered with the Jason Foundation to host “Jason’s Week” during Week 19 of the 2014 AFL season.

The Jason Foundation is an organization dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through awareness and educational programs that equip young people, educators, youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

“We have such a tremendous platform in sports to become difference-makers in our communities,” AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “It’s so important to remember we don’t just have the ability to make a difference, but the responsibility to do so.”

“Jason’s Week” will run from July 15-22 and serve to raise awareness and support prevention of youth suicide through in-game operations and social media campaigns. All AFL games will feature Jason Foundation information booths, video presentations and t-shirt giveaways. League and team representatives will also wear special Jason Foundation lapel pins on game days.

In addition, the AFL will present the Jason Foundation Community Service Award at ArenaBowl XXVII to the AFL team most active in their communities throughout the season.

About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire 2014 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVII Saturday, August 23, 2014 on ESPN.