Verizon and NFL join forces for One More Sunday
Nationwide call to create the nation’s largest volunteer network encourages football fans to pledge to spend time serving their communities
NEW YORK (January 29, 2020) – Today, Verizon and the NFL announced One More Sunday, a nationwide call for football fans and communities across the country to pledge to use the time they devoted to watching football during the NFL season to come together to make a positive impact on their communities during the off season. One More Sunday will bring Verizon and the NFL’s shared commitment to volunteerism to life with the mission of creating the largest volunteer network in America.
“Verizon is committed to moving the world forward for good, by leveraging our technology, innovation and people to make the world a better place,” said Hans Vestberg, CEO, Verizon. “But we know we can’t do it alone. Bringing One More Sunday to life and encouraging everyone to commit to serving their communities is a powerful and truly meaningful addition to our partnership with the NFL.”
One More Sunday will build off of the mission of Huddle for 100, the NFL’s volunteerism campaign celebrating The League’s 100th season. The goal of the program, to bring together the entire NFL family to give 100 minutes of their time back to their communities, was not only surpassed, but more than 300 million minutes have been contributed to date.
One More Sunday encourages fans to huddle again and continue making meaningful and lasting contributions to their communities after the season ends.
“The success of Huddle for 100 proved that not only are football fans passionate about football, they are passionate about service,” said Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL. “Teaming up with Verizon on One More Sunday is a great way to keep the mission going.”
Those who visit GiveOneMoreSunday.com or share Verizon’s related videos on social using #OneMoreSunday, will be matched with local volunteer opportunities in their community that align with their passion points. Fans will also be able to pick their favorite NFL team and rally support from their fan bases. Fans of the top ten teams who generate the most pledges could have an opportunity to serve alongside NFL players. One More Sunday is a part of Verizon’s overall social responsibility commitment to volunteerism. As part of these efforts, Verizon is challenging its employees collectively to donate 2.5 million volunteer hours by 2025 to help purposefully impact the communities in which they live and serve.