Washington Football Team Announce $1 Million Contribution to UNCF
Posted on February 25, 2021, 3:00 am
The Washington Football Team and FanDuel Group, on the heels of their mobile sports betting market access partnership launch in Virginia in January, have recently announced a one-million-dollar contribution to the United Negro College Fund. The FanDuel/Washington Football Team Emergency Student Aid Fund will be dedicated to supporting current students enrolled in Virginia’s five Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The fund will provide aid grants for those students seeking emergency assistance for technology, housing, food security, tuition, and other education-related expenses.
To celebrate Black History Month and support students at Virginia’s five HBCUs, FanDuel and Washington Football Team provide this contribution as an extension of its legal sports betting partnership in the state. UNCF will be working with the HBCU institutions to ensure students demonstrating need have access to this critical aid. Supporting HBCUs and their students at this time stands to bolster the strength of these institutions in the state, broadening their already deep economic impact in the Commonwealth.
“Everyone knows how important HBCUs are to me, and I applaud UNCF’s commitment to partner with us and FanDuel to administer this emergency aid fund with Virginia’s HBCUs. It is critical to support these students,” concluded Doug Williams, Super Bowl Champion and the Washington Football Team’s Senior Advisor to the Team President.
The Emergency Student Aid Fund is expected to begin supporting Virginia HBCU students as expeditiously as possible. Aid will be disbursed to students from their attending institution. Interested students who need emergency assistance for technology, housing, food security, tuition, and other education-related expenses can inquire with their schools’ Financial Aid Office by the beginning of March.
This contribution is a part of a broader commitment the Washington Football Team and FanDuel share organizationally. Both companies have sustained talent strategies that include embracing diversity, driving business growth, and contributing to an inclusive workplace that provides equitable access to opportunities for all.