Military Appreciation Messages
- Week 1 Salute to Service
- Tillman and Griffin III discuss their military upbringings
- USAA Salute to Service Moment Week 11
- The NFL and USAA honor and thank the US military
- Wounded Warrior Project and the NFL summit Mt. Kilimanjaro
- The Pat Tillman Foundation supports military vets
- USO and the NFL in Afghanistan
NFL and the Armed Forces
Supporting the military is part of the fabric of the NFL. This support takes place both at home and abroad, with NFL players and coaches traveling overseas to salute the troops, as well as with team recognition of our servicemen and women through the Salute to Service campaign.
Through its long standing partnerships and support from our 32 teams, the NFL takes pride in supporting military personnel and remains committed to raising awareness for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.
Salute To Service Award
The NFL awarded Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh with the Salute to Service Award presented by USAA, the League's Official Military Appreciation Sponsor. The award was created to acknowledge the exceptional efforts by members of the NFL community to honor and support U.S. service members and veterans.
USAA SUPPORTS SALUTE TO SERVICENFL fans are invited to show their military appreciation by sending a "thank you" message to someone who has served by including #SaluteToService in the post. Visit SaluteToService.com to see how USAA honors the military.
Please join the conversation on Twitter: #SALUTETOSERVICE
Text NFLSALUTE to 69635 (MYNFL) to learn how you can help support our nation's service members and veterans. Msg&data rates may apply
Overview of the NFL's Fundraising Efforts for the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and the Wounded Warrior Project
The NFL does not profit from the sale or auction of Salute to Service - identified merchandise. In 2013, the NFL donated more than $1.5 million for the NFL's three military appreciation nonprofit partners: Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF), USO and the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). This year, funds will be raised through two primary channels: NFL Auction and the sale of Salute to Service- identified merchandise at retail.
NFL Auction: 100% of proceeds from Salute to Service products auctioned on NFL Auction go directly to the three non-profit organizations listed above.
At Retail: 100% of the NFL's proceeds from Salute to Service product sales go to the three organizations listed above.
Background on Retail/Licensed Product:
All NFL Salute to Service product is produced by official NFL licensees. As NFL licensees, such companies pay a royalty (% of wholesale sales) to the NFL when selling officially licensed products to retailers worldwide. The NFL receives payment of that wholesale royalty once licensees sell their respective NFL licensed products to distributors and retailers (i.e., the royalty is not based on retailers' consumer-facing prices in-store or online).
The NFL does not retain any profits generated by royalties received due to the sale of Salute to Service products. All dollars are donated to PTF, USO and WWP.