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First and Ten Highlights

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Thank you to the following individuals who are giving back! We encourage community service and all acts of giving back and are proud of our fans who continue to make a difference.  These outstanding individuals are pillars in their communities and inspire us all to #give10.

Name: Matthew Weimer
Hometown: Plainville, CT
What they do to give back:
This year, Matthew volunteered 10 hours at the Carmine & Frank Mangini Foundation Football Fundamentals Mini Camp in Hartford, CT.  Matthew headed up the delivery of ice and water to over 750 middle school and high school aged campers!  The Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides funding directed at increasing opportunities for under-resourced children. Their annual camp brings together NFL players and coaches to teach young people the principles, mechanics, and ethics of high-level competitive football, and Matthew was a valuable part of its success. 

Name: Julie Neil
Hometown: Lakewood, OH
What they do to give back:
Neil currently volunteers with the Beck Center by serving on the Beck Center Women's Board. The goal of the Beck Center is to create a community where everyone can be directly involved in the performing and visual arts. The members of the Women's Board #give10 by hosting events such as Victorian tea parties, card-playing parties and cabaret luncheons. Some of these women have volunteered with Beck for 30 years!

Name: Robert Twardy
Hometown: San Diego, CA
What they do to give back:
For the past five years, Robert has been working at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego as part of the Therapeutic Riding Program. The Center's Therapeutic Riding program benefits children and adults who have a variety of special needs ranging from cerebral palsy, down syndrome and autism to stroke recovery and learning disabilities. Volunteering 4 hours a week, Robert grooms and feeds their horses, tacks them up and provides lessons to the kids.

Name: Joshua Whitney
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
What they do to give back:
Every other weekend Joshua volunteers to help young adults, ages 15-20, work towards achieving their dreams of becoming firefighters. Their program is self-sustaining through various fundraisers held throughout the community. They not only teach firefighter lessons, but also help out in the community by teaching drowning prevention techniques, and participate in the many community events that take place in Chandler. Joshua finds this outreach truly rewarding and loves to stay involved in his community.

Name: Kyle Cherry
Hometown: Manhasset, NY
What they do to give back:
Kyle and his football team #give10 by holding a youth camp open to all the young aspiring football stars in their town.  By volunteering their time, they provide a free camp to many underprivileged kids in their area that wouldn't be able to attend on their own. Their team worked hard to make this camp both enjoyable and educational for those who attended.

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