NFL Grassroots Grant

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NFL Foundation Ribbon Cutting   

We thank the NFL Foundation, represented by Arizona Cardinals and Walmart executives.

AZ Bounce Pro Ribbon Cutting Carnival  
With thanks to AZ Bounce Pro, we raised over $1000 to support the athletic department.

Castle Bounce House    
Football Bounce House Combo    
40ft Obstacle Course
Bungee Run    
Rock Climbing Wall 
Huge Slide


Youth Coyote Night
Free admission to the game for all K-8 students. Boys in 7th-8th grade are invited to the locker room for the pregame pep talk. Door prize drawings and give-aways for kids. Plus, Pep Band and Cheer will get the crowd going! 


Arizona Lutheran Academy Receives $100,000 NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant
PHOENIX, AZ, May 14, 2014 — A $100,000 grant from the NFL Foundation Grassroots program will fund the complete renovation of the Arizona Lutheran Academy football field including new irrigation and tiff grass—soon making it one of the premium playing surfaces in the Greater Phoenix Metro area.
The Grassroots Grant is a partnership of the NFL Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Grant funding is provided by the NFL Foundation and Walmart. This grant award is facilitated locally by the Arizona Cardinals.
According to ALA President, John Sebald, “This grant is an amazing blessing. We thank God for this opportunity to better serve our ALA students as well as our growing community and partner organizations.”
Arizona Lutheran Academy, a grade 9-12 Christian high school, was established in 1978. It is located on the southwest corner of 27th Avenue and Southern and borders the diverse Phoenix communities of South Mountain and Laveen.
ALA is locally and nationally recognized for college preparation (over 90 percent of ALA graduates continue their education after graduation), character development and community service as well as athletic achievement and music/fine arts.
ALA was recently named a 2014 finalist for the Arizona Interscholastic Association Director’s Cup—an award recognized as the pinnacle of excellence in high school athletics. Finalist selection is based on a combination of outstanding achievements in athletics, scholastics, activities, and character based initiatives.

Arizona Lutheran Academy expresses gratitude to the NFL Foundation, LISC, and Walmart for making the Grassroots Grant possible. The goal of the Grassroots program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with the financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.
Since 1998, more than $35 million in NFL Grassroots field grants has been awarded for 273 projects in over 70 cities nationwide.

Work is underway! View photos.

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Press contact:
Doug Meyer, Athletic Director
Arizona Lutheran Academy

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