On Tuesday, many NFL teams took part in the "Hometown Huddle," a league-wide day of service with The United Way. The effort connects NFL players, coaches and staff from each team with the opportunity to participate in a variety of community service activities.
The Hometown Huddle, which is in its seventh season, has been dedicated to showing league and team support for the NFL PLAY 60 initiatives as well as other community events.
For instance, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Rookie Club teamed up with the United Way of Allegheny County for its annual Hometown Huddle event. This year, they went to Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8, a small community school in Pittsburgh.
And in Kansas City, members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team, led by punter Dustin Colquitt, joined teammates and the United Way to host a TeamSmile event at Arrowhead Stadium for free dental healthcare.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor