Allstate Sugar Bowl and USA Football to support new physical education class offering in Jefferson Parish Schools

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NEW ORLEANS – The Allstate Sugar Bowl will partner with USA Football to enable the public school system of Jefferson Parish to implement a new physical education class offering aligned with USA Football’s Football Development Model (FDM). USA Football’s FDM is the sport’s first long-term athlete development model. All 82 Jefferson Parish Schools will receive equipment and curriculum from USA Football to benefit more than 50,000 students.

“We commend Jefferson Parish Schools’ commitment to provide its students with a premier educational experience,” said USA Football CEO SCOTT HALLENBECK. “Through this offering, made possible by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, more kids will enjoy the fun of our country’s favorite sport, which can serve as a springboard to a healthier, active lifestyle.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with USA Football to bring an exciting new opportunity to the kids of Jefferson Parish,” said Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO JEFF HUNDLEY. “The Sugar Bowl Committee has been involved in the support of youth sports since its inception. We’re thrilled with this new initiative that will introduce the great game of football, and the many virtues it represents, to young people in the area.”

“We are thankful for this investment in our students and teachers,” said Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent DR. CADE BRUMLEY. “There are few greater investments than in enriching the lives of our kids.”

Aligned with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s American Development Model, the FDM is a forward-thinking framework that serves to build better athletes and increase participation. Centered on the fun of football to strengthen physical literacy, the FDM is based on progressive skill instruction that is developmentally appropriate physically, mentally and socially. For more information, visit usafootball.com/fdm.

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About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance, unify and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.

About the Allstate Sugar Bowl: The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 50 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 85-year history. The 86th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2020. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year and has injected over $2.5 billion into the local economy over the last decade. For more information, visit www.AllstateSugarBowl.org.

About Jefferson Parish Schools: Jefferson Parish Schools is the largest and most diverse public school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in the nation. Our system of 82 schools serves over 50,000 students on both sides of the Mississippi River. With approximately 7,000 employees, JP Schools is one of the largest employers in Jefferson Parish. Our district exists to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place. For more information, visit www.jpschools.org.

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