Cincinnati, OH - NFL Charities based in New York City presented The Light Foundation with a check for $35,000 to support the organizations on-going efforts on behalf of youth in the New England area, Cincinnati and Greenville, Ohio. NFL Charities review grants each year from Player charitable organizations and make determinations as to the worthiness of those efforts and annually decides which program/projects they will support.
In August of 2005, the Light Foundation presented an extensive request and report on the work being performed and the goals for the 2006 year. After several months of review, the NFL Charities gave a grant to help continue the successful work of The Light Foundation.
The Light Foundation, which is based in Cincinnati, but operates in Massachussetts, Rhode Island and in Greenville, Ohio, was founded by 3-Time Super Bowl Champion Matt Light, offensive tackle for the New England Patriots in 2001. Since the date of its incorporation, the program has reached thousands of young people and supported hundreds of various charitable efforts throughout the country.
"This grant will be used to help us continue our own in-house programs for youth, through our scholarship, Pats Game Experience, Free football camps and the many other numerous projects we are presently operating." Mr. Keuffer commented. Mr. Keuffer became the Executive Director in 2003 for the organization. "This is really great. To build a championship team or organization, you need quality players and the NFL Charities has been a quality team member and supporter." Matt Light stated.
For more information on The Light Foundation, please visit our site at www.mattlightfoundation.org or contact our offices at 781-63-LIGHT