While Denver and Carolina will technically get the 2016 NFL season underway this Thursday night, the entire Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) has its eyes set on Sunday night’s primetime matchup between New England and Arizona. Yes, I won three Super Bowls with New England, and yes, I’m always rooting for the Pats – but this season, the Andruzzis’ have even more reason to cheer for the hometown team.
Today, I’m excited to announce the Joe Andruzzi Foundation is teaming-up with premier retirement services provider Empower Retirement for our new “Goal Line Giving” partnership – where Empower has pledged to donate $100 to JAF’s Financial Assistance Program for each point New England scores on the football field throughout the upcoming NFL regular season.
As you may already know, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s Financial Assistance Program provides one-time grants to cancer patients and their families in active treatment, allowing them to focus on what is most important: getting better. Specifically, the program is designed to assist patients with basic living expenses, such as mortgage, rent, and utility bills.
Through the Goal Line Giving campaign, New England points scored on the football field will allow the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to support families in numerous ways, such as:
- Touchdown (6 points = $600) – equivalent to JAF assisting with a patient’s rent/mortgage payment
- Field Goal (3 points = $300) – average cost of JAF assisting with a patient’s car/automotive payment
- Safety/2 Pt. Conversion (2 points = $200) – cost of a patient’s monthly gas bill
- Extra Point (1 point = $100) – helping the Foundation assist with a patient’s phone or electric bill
We are so thrilled to be partnering with such an amazing and generous company. Jen and I had the pleasure of meeting Empower’s President Ed Murphy (pictured above) a few weeks ago, and it was clear from the start that we both have a passion for helping communities in need around New England and beyond. Ed, and Empower, share our strong commitment to creating greater financial security for families, and coming together allows us to reach even more patients during their fight against cancer.
Plus, Ed is originally from Massachusetts – so needless to say, every time New England scores this season we all will have even more reason to celebrate.
Be sure to follow along with the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s social channels using the #GoalLineGiving hashtag – JAF’s Twitter and Instagram accounts will be live-updating fundraising totals as each point is scored during games this season. And don’t forget to check in with our partnership page throughout the season as we update our Goal Line Giving scoreboard each week!
Lastly, we want to send another HUGE THANK YOU to Empower Retirement for supporting our mission. Join us in showing our appreciation by thanking them on social media using the #GoalLineGiving hashtag.
Looking forward to an amazing season on the field – see you in the end zone!
– Joe Andruzzi
Read all about JAF’s new Goal Line Giving partnership here.