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A Visit to NFL Offices with Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz

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Who would’ve thought that I would one day be a guest in the NFL Headquarters and also enjoy myself.NFL Headquarters with #VZWBuzz NYC

Even though I’ve watched football most of my life I’ve only been a fan for the last 12 years.You can thank my son for that one. His name comes from hearing a players name while reading a baby name book and instantly turning to Rob saying “That’s it”. My son is named after former Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander. I’ve been a Seattle fan ever since.

NFL Headquarters with #VZWBuzz NYC

NFL Headquarters with #VZWBuzz NYC

NFL Headquarters with #VZWBuzz NYC

NFL Headquarters with #VZWBuzz NYC

Back in November after being invited to be a part of the #VZWBuzz team I was also invited to hang out in NYC with some of the other team members.   I’m always excited to meet other bloggers, influencers and of course great thinkers like Monica Vila, co-founder of Online Mom Media.  Monica is recognized as an expert in marketing to women — the most powerful demographic in consumer spending in the US.

Working with this team has opened my eyes to so much. I’ve learned that little device in my hand can do much more than I ever imagined.  Back to NFL Headquarters.  I always wondered what my husband was looking at on his phone during football games.  I knew he was checking scores but I didn’t know he was getting instant replays, following trades and watching live video feeds from other games.

We also learned of other initiatives from the NFL that bring together the fans and community.

#PassitForward is a way players can directly interact with fans by completing random acts of kindness.  See here how the New Orleans Saints take simple gestures to change someone’s day and motivate them to pay it forward again

On the heels of some devastating footage of domestic violence within the NFL community, Commissioner Roger Goodell has worked hard to learn as much as they can about these issues and how best to address them. With it came a moving and strategic platform called #NoMore as a push to end and bring awareness to Domestic and Sexual Assault. With the start of public address announcements condemning the use of violence came new policy and regulations about such misconduct within the NFL.

MADD and the National Football League joined forces in 2010 to collaborate on player and employee programs, game day initiatives, community relations and awareness programs to promote MADD’s efforts to prevent drunk driving. As a first step in this partnership, MADD representatives presented to incoming NFL players at the 2010 NFL Rookie Symposium.

NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.  It’s time to put the electronics down, put the snacks away and get outside.

Verizon is more than just a communications company. The NFL is more than just football. Together they bring people together, create awareness for causes all over the world and show  you new ways to play smart in this thing we call life.

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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is very exciting! I would LOVE to visit there one day.

  2. I am not going to tell my husband that he can get instant replays on his phone. He is on his phone enough as it is.

  3. That looks like a fun time! I’m with Terry. I don’t think I’ll tell my husband about instant replays on the phone. Although, knowing him, he probably already knows about it.

  4. That’s so neat! I love that wall of jerseys!

  5. I am not big on football but it must have been fun to visit the NFL offices!

  6. I’m glad they are attempting to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. I love the Passitforward campaign too.

  7. Ooh! I know a few people who would love this trip! This looks like fun.
    It’s great to hear that they are trying to bring awareness to domestic violence. This would be an effective way of getting the message out there.

  8. I dont know much about football but that’s pretty cool! Bringing awareness to a cause like that is pretty amazing in my book!

  9. vanessa: BriteandBubbly says:

    Looks like such a fun experience. I’m not a huge football fan, but I’m sure it would be still fun to visit. Such a cool experience and what an important subject to bring awareness to.

  10. I’m glad they’re doing something to bring awareness to domestic violence. It’s such a big issue!

  11. What a cool place to visit. I don’t even like football, but I still would have liked to visit there!

  12. That looks like a cool place to visit. I love the uniforms lined up in a row

  13. I love this, I know you had a ball. I need to check it out.

  14. What a cool opportunity! I also like their mission.

  15. This looks like a lot of fun! You got to see so many neat things!

  16. What a cool trip!

  17. I’m not the biggest football fan, but I’d be in awe to visit. It looks like such an amazing experience. There are so many amazing items!

  18. My husband would die to be there! What a neat experience and visit!

  19. Debbie Denny says:

    This is so neat. Really exciting trip.

  20. What a great experience! I used to be really big into sports. I love watching things live, but trying to watch it on the tv these days just bores the living daylights out of me.

  21. What a great experience! My husband would love this trip. I love the wall of jerseys, it would help me study so I know what teams he is talking about! 🙂

  22. Paying it forward is always a good concept. I love reading about the things people do when paying it forward too. 🙂

  23. I adore the Play 60 campaign. It’s so important to get kids moving!

  24. So cool to visit the NFL offices. My husband would love that.

  25. That ring is very cool. It would be very fun to visit there with my family since we are football fans.

  26. I know my whole family would love this. We are crazy football fans

  27. This looks like a fun place to visit. I like all those jerseys!

  28. Wow, what an awesome time that must have been! And I love the idea of NFL Play 60 – that’s awesome! What a great way to encourage kids to get out and active.

  29. valerie g says:

    omg my family would love to go there. we are big football fans. very cool!!!

  30. Wow how great!!! Looks and sounds like a wonderful time!

  31. What an awesome trip!! My husband would go crazy since he’s such a big football fan! So cool!

  32. Wow what a fabulous event! I love the NFL!

  33. Wow this is awesome! I can’t imagine what it would be like to see all of that memorabilia.

  34. I’m a lifelong pats fan although I’ve only recently come to enjoy watching the game in the past few years. What a cool experience for you guys!!

  35. I love the #PassItForward movement! What a great way to give back to your fans.

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