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NFL Alumni, CAP Partner to Promote Physical Fitness

Civil Air Patrol and the National Football League Alumni have joined forces to enhance current leadership development opportunities and physical training programs nationwide. Both organizations value and promote physical fitness as a core emphasis in personal development.

“We are excited to partner with CAP and help shape the future cadets of tomorrow,” said NFLA President Bart Oates. “This partnership aligns directly with our mission of Caring for Kids across the country and will allow our members to interact with those youth who live in their communities.”

NFLA and CAP have committed to the creation of a working committee that will expand opportunities for all members to improve the CAP Physical Training program and the NFL’s curriculum Fuel Up to Play 60. In addition, the organizations will create opportunities for CAP cadets and leaders to interact with NFL Alumni.

“We recently implemented a Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience program, which is a comprehensive model to provide personal excellence in CAP and life,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP national commander/CEO. “The five pillars are Mind, Body, Relationships, Spirit and Family. This partnership with NFLA will further improve our desire to provide development and education to our members, specifically in the physical fitness arena.”

The working committee will begin planning immediately and will collaborate on a number of projects beginning in the fall.