Kyle Rudolph helping kids off the field
New York Giants’ tight end Kyle Rudolph is making some major moves off the field this offseason with GENYOUth announcing that he’s joining their board of directors.
“On behalf of GENYOUth and our board members, I am delighted to welcome NFL powerhouse player and committed youth advocate Kyle Rudolph to our Board,” said Alexis Glick, CEO of GENYOUth. “Kyle always leads by example and as the New York Giants are about to find out, there’s no one you want more in the clutch. He’s an extraordinary teammate, a tenacious competitor, and is driven to do as much good off the field as he does on the field. He’s been a long-time friend to GENYOUth’s programs and a huge supporter of our nation’s youth. We are lucky to have Kyle joining our team. I look forward to working with him as we continue to tackle the critical health and wellness challenges facing our nation’s kids.”
“During his 10 seasons in the NFL, Kyle Rudolph has set himself apart on and off the field,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “He’s established himself as a complete tight end, while setting a standard for serving others, as evidenced by his selection three times as the Vikings NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. His blend of compassion, commitment, and loyalty make him a hero among kids, especially those who are ill. Last year, he connected with a young cancer patient in the hospital. The boy told his parents that he wants to grow up and play in the NFL so he can bring his teammates to a children’s hospital and make patients smile, just like Kyle. That moment personifies Kyle. He will be an outstanding new board member for GENYOUth.”
GENYOUth is a youth wellness organization that works to create healthy school communities by providing the resources for kids to be healthy. Below is from their mission statement:
GENYOUth nurtures healthy, high-achieving school communities by: activating programs that create healthy, active students and schools; empowering youth as change agents in their local communities; engaging a network of private and public partners that share our goal to create a healthy, successful future for students, schools and communities nationwide.
GENYOUth specializes in a range of national initiatives including the largest in-school wellness program (Fuel Up to Play 60) in partnership with National Dairy Council and the NFL; an innovative youth social entrepreneurship program (AdVenture Capital); youth and thought leader engagement (Leadership Roundtables, Student Ambassador Summit, Town Halls); and widely circulated stakeholder-targeted publications.
I love the mission of GENYOUth and wish them nothing but success. I’m sure Rudolph will be a big part of helping them grow and expand.
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