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DATE:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TIME:

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Medrano Middle School

9815 Brockbank Drive

Dallas, TX 75220

WHAT:

Dallas Cowboys players will join United Way of Metropolitan Dallas volunteers in leading a Medrano Middle School physical education class through a Play 60 Football Clinic on Tuesday, October 20. The players will instruct the students on various fitness activities designed to help young people find new and exciting ways to stay fit for a lifetime. As part of the event, the Dallas Cowboys will present Medrano with a $2500 grant to be used to purchase much needed fitness equipment. The team will also present the YMCA of Tarrant County with a $2500 grant for fitness purposes on behalf of the United Way of Tarrant County.

Tuesday’s event is part of the eleventh annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle—a series of fitness projects taking place in NFL markets nationwide.

WHO:

Dallas Cowboys Players (scheduled to attend as of 10/16/09)

DeMarcus Ware, Tashard Choice, Patrick Watkins, Jason Williams

Medrano Middle School Students

United Way Staff and Volunteers

WHY:

The Cowboys, NFL Play 60 and United Way are encouraging kids to play at least 60 minutes every day. It’s part of United Way’s 10-year goal to increase by one-third the number of youth who are healthy and avoiding risky behaviors. The Dallas Cowboys, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and United Way of Tarrant County are working together to provide new, fun opportunities for young people to lead healthier lifestyles.

About United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is the largest non-government funder of health and human services in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Dallas counties. Locally governed and volunteer-led, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas works with community partners to deliver more than 300 health and human services programs in Dallas, Rockwall and southern Denton counties. Visit http://www.unitedwaydallas.org to learn more.

About United Way of Tarrant County

Tarrant County United Way supports services for individuals and families at dozens of local charities and is currently working to create long-term community change in the areas of education, income and health. For more information, go to http://www.unitedwaytarrant.org.

About Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities

In the area of community service, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities’ mission is built upon an overall philosophy of helping those who don’t have the strength, the resources or the means to help themselves. As a sports entity that has enjoyed unprecedented success and recognition for more than four decades, the Dallas Cowboys feel a very strong obligation to transfer that championship tradition and the magic that it creates toward the bigger purpose of making a difference in the community. More information about the Dallas Cowboys is available at http://www.dallascowboys.com.

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