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16 high schools in DFW, including Arlington ISD, teaming up with Cowboys for NFL 100

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The Dallas Cowboys will launch the #CowboysHuddlefor100 effort from April 22-27 with 16 North Texas high school football teams venturing out into their school neighborhoods to make a difference as part of the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Challenge presented by Ryan to commemorate the National Football League’s 100th Anniversary celebration (NFL100).

Huddle for 100 will launch nationally at the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tenn. and conclude at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Fans, players, alumni, teams and employees are encouraged to volunteer 100 minutes of their time to make meaningful contributions to their communities over the 11-month campaign.

Schools participating in the 2019 Community Quarterback Challenge include: Arlington ISD high schools (Arlington, Bowie, Seguin, Martin, Sam Houston, Lamar); Mesquite ISD high schools (Poteet, West Mesquite, North Mesquite, Horn, Mesquite); Frisco ISD high schools (Centennial, Reedy); as well as Cedar Hill, Midlothian Heritage and Diamond Hill-Jarvis.

The North Mesquite High School football team will be installing a student-constructed “Stallion Stable” reading nook at Range – one of the elementary schools which feeds into North Mesquite’s student-body.

The Community Quarterback Challenge asks DFW area high school football teams to create and execute community service projects that directly impact their school’s campus, feeder line or neighborhood.

Students formulate their project game plan and apply for grant monies to fund their outreach efforts by presenting a business plan to Ryan – a global tax services company headquartered in North Texas – and Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation.

The Challenge will see approximately 1,000 student-athletes teaming up for their community and making a difference through 16 “huddles” that support a variety of non-profit causes over the course of NFL Draft Week.

Throughout the Huddle for 100 initiative, the League will give participating fans the chance to win a variety of prizes, including game tickets, team gear or a monetary donation to a charity they select when they track their participation on the Huddle for 100 website.

Fans can also share their volunteer efforts on social media using both the #NFLHuddleFor100 and #Sweepstakes hashtags.

Visit www.nfl.com/huddlefor100 or follow #NFLHuddleFor100 to get involved and learn more about Huddle for 100.

Visit www.nfl.com/100 for more information about the NFL100 campaign.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.


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