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August 13, 2019
Peter Schwartz

USA Football Protection Tour takes a stop at MetLife

For 250 kids in the tri-state area, many of whom are New York Giants and Jets fans, this weekend was an opportunity of a lifetime. These youth football players, along with parents and coaches, got to attend the USA Football Protection Tour, a free one-day football camp at MetLife Stadium. Part of the experience included Riddell representatives onsite to properly fit each participant for a helmet. If a child had their own helmet, the proper adjustments were made. If the child just needed to be measured, Riddell had helmets on site to get proper measurements and share with youth football leagues. Riddell also presented on how to properly fit helmets on your own.
August 12, 2019
Andy Morgan

Pebble Hills the first to receive ‘El Paso Strong’ helmet decals, donated by Riddell

The Pebble Hills Spartans are the first local high school football team in El Paso to receive their ‘El Paso Strong’ helmet decals. As KTSM 9 Sports first reported last week, Riddell Sports has donated 8,000 of these decals to roughly 35 high schools in El Paso. Riddell extending their efforts to help the community heal after a gunman killed 22 people and wounded more than two dozen others at the Cielo Vista Walmart on August 3.
August 09, 2019
Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions Touchdown in Your Town summer 2019

This summer the Detroit Lions surprised five communities across the state as part of the launch of their new initiative, Detroit Lions Touchdown in Your Town. Each school was given with a $10,000 grant for their high school football program from the Lions, new football helmets in partnership with Riddell, a chocolate milk grant from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and equipment grants from USA Football.
August 09, 2019
Adrian Ochoa

Riddell donating "El Paso Strong" decals to all El Paso area high schools

In just three short weeks, high school football players from the El Paso area will take to the field for the start of the high school football season. Players will try to put the focus back on football in the coming days, but they'll be doing it with heavy hearts following Saturday's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall. Riddell, a company that provides sports equipment to schools across the country, is hoping to help in the healing process by donating "El Paso Strong" decals to all El Paso area high schools.
August 08, 2019
John Breech

Vikings set to unveil new helmet for 2019 season and here's what it looks like

After six years of wearing a helmet that didn't really match their uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have finally decided to do something about it. In an effort to satisfy all you fashion police out there, the Vikings have decided to slightly change their helmet color for 2019. The team will wear the new helmets for the first time on Friday in New Orleans, when they take on the Saints in their preseason opener. The Vikings decided to make the change because in certain lighting situations -- most notably on TV -- the team's matte purple helmets didn't appear to match the purple on the rest of their uniform. To get the problem fixed, the Vikings got in touch with Riddell, who helped them develop a helmet that actually matched their uniform.
August 06, 2019
Luis Barrio

LISD's new helmets to track head injuries

LISD is the only district in Laredo to be using Riddell helmets, which also operate as an InSite Training Tool. The moment a serious head collision happens, that data is stored specifically to that person's helmet.
August 01, 2019
Aaron Ferguson

Peoria High named Riddell’s ‘Team of the Future’

Widely known as a basketball town, Peoria is drawing national interest on the gridiron. Two years removed from shattering IHSA offensive records and winning a Class 5A state championship, the Lions listened to Peyton Manning announce them as Riddell’s team of the future.
July 30, 2019
Nick Glesing

USA Football’s Protection Tour Presented by Riddell Returns to California

After a successful stop in the Bay Area last month, USA Football’s 2019 Protection Tour traveled 400 miles south on Saturday to the current home of the Los Angeles Chargers – Costa Mesa, Calif. – for a football-filled day of excitement and learning. The event was performed in conjunction with the opening week of Chargers training camp, with participants and their families being able to watch the team practice and get pictures and autographs from players before starting their own on-field activities.
July 26, 2019
Natalie Broda

Detroit Lions surprise Pontiac student athletes with $14,000 donation, new helmets

A group of young Pontiac athletes received a major surprise on the field of Wisner Stadium on Thursday, July 25 when representatives from the Detroit Lions announced they would be donating $10,000 to the district’s high school football program. Just minutes beforehand, the children of Pontiac’s Dare to Dream football camp and Pontiac High School football players also learned that USA Football was donating $1,000 for equipment while the United Dairy Industry of Michigan was supporting a $3,000 chocolate milk grant for fall athletics programs.
July 25, 2019

Detroit Lions invest in Monroe High football program

A wall of red jerseys formed at midfield as Monroe High’s varsity football team lined up behind Trojan graduate Pat Sharrow. Sharrow, the football education coordinator for the Detroit Lions, has been hosting youth camps at Monroe High for the past six years, but something extra special was in store Thursday. Sharrow, representing the Lions along with former all-star receiver Herman Moore, presented the Trojan football program with a $10,000 donation as part of the Detroit Lions Charities ‘Touchdown in Your Town’ initiative. The team also received a donation of state-of-the-art helmets from football gear manufacturer Riddell, a $3,000 donation from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and another $1,000 grant from USA Football.
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