The National Football League (NFL) is partnering with Mental Health America (MHA) and three other non-profit organisations for the 2021 Draft-a-Thon.
MHA says the fundraiser aims to drive awareness and action to close critical gaps at the intersection of pandemic recovery and our hardest-hit communities.
The Draft-a-Thon will raise funds for four non-profit organisations, including Mental Health America, The CDC Foundation, The Education Trust and Feeding America. The money raised for Mental Health America will benefit MHA and its affiliates across the country, with a particular focus on MHA programmes that reach people of colour.
"We couldn't be happier that the NFL has chosen to spotlight Mental Health America for this event, and that they've recognized the vital role mental health plays in healing the country," said Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America.
"As the vaccine rollout continues, we must address the impact that COVID-19 has had on mental health."
During the first two days of the 2021 NFL Draft, NFL players, celebrities and other guests will help fans raise funds for MHA and the other three non-profit organisations the Draft-a-Thon supports.
Author: Jake Wilkin