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NFLPA and FDNY Team Up

By John Burns, Associate Editor
August 28, 2015

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Several athletes associated with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), Washington, D.C., are joining with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) for a limited edition T-shirt collection to celebrate FDNY’s 150-year anniversary.

Popular New York team players, such as New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and quarterback Eli Manning, and New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and cornerback Darrelle Revis, will be featured on the designs.

“The NFLPA always seeks to expand the reach of traditional licensing and marketing opportunities to include charitable partnerships, and is proud to be working together with the FDNY,” says Steve Scebelo, VP of licensing and business development, NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI), the licensing and marketing arm of the NFLPA. “Connecting two recognizable community figures — NFL players and firefighters — is an excellent way to celebrate the work ethic of New York in a unique fashion.”

The 150-year anniversary of FDNY will coincide with the Jets’ and Giants’ first regular-season meeting in four years, which will take place Dec. 6 at MetLife Stadium.

For more information, visit nflpa.com. — J.B.