NFL Grant Enables 16 Military Surviving Families from TAPS to Attend 2017 Pro Bowl
Sixteen families who have lost love ones during their service to the nation will attend the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. It will be a special opportunity to honor the lives of their fallen heroes and build connections with other military families. The NFL has provided a grant to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to make this all possible. TAPS is a national service organization founded in 1994 that provides emotional support to the surviving families of the nation’s fallen heroes.
"We are proud to work with TAPS and give back to the men and women in uniform that sacrifice so much for this country," said NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility Anna Isaacson. "Celebrating the families of fallen heroes is one of the many ways to honor their legacy." The sixteen families will travel across the country and from overseas for this special experience at the Pro Bowl.