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Larry's First Down Fund Pay It Forward

Larry's First Down Fund Pay It Forward
Team Fitzgerald comments 8/9/2016 1:27:31 PM Share This

Larry Fitzgerald has allocated $100,000 from the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund for reading and technology grants to be made in September.  The grants will support activities designed to close the technology gap, and to promote and improve reading skills, for K-12 youth.  Only tax-exempt programs serving youth and K-12 schools are eligible.  Grants in the amount of $5,000 - $10,000 will be made.  For this initiative only schools and programs serving youth in Minnesota or Arizona are eligible.

Larry explained his reasoning in allocating these funds:  “Reading aptitude and effective use of technology are both important cornerstones of academic success as well as personal enjoyment.  With these grants we will be supporting programs that advance one or both of those components of academic achievement."
Here are the guidelines if your organization would like to apply for a grant.
Please be concise in your request!  And please include the following:

  • Provide a paragraph describing your organization, including the program your organization would support with this grant and the youth served by the program.
  • Provide a paragraph describing accomplishments of the program in the past year or two.
  • Include contact information for your organization including contact person, address, and telephone number.

Requests must be submitted no later than August 26.
Send your request to:

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What The (Blank)? | By Larry Fitzgerald

Team Fitzgerald comments 12/30/2015 11:12:32 PM Share This
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An Amazing Day On Capitol Hill

An Amazing Day On Capitol Hill
Larry Fitzgerald comments 5/8/2013 7:00:00 PM Share This

Today I spent an amazing day on Capitol Hill to raise awareness for a subject very important to me- good health and nutrition. Through my partnership with EAS Sports Nutrition, I’ve learned firsthand the critical role that nutrition and dietary supplements play in fueling my performance- both on and off the field.

To drive continued support and access to safe dietary supplements for future athletes, I spent the day visiting with members of Congress. My first stop was Senator John McCain’s office. The Senator, a proud representative of my home state, graciously gave me a tour of the history-filled walls of the Senate offices in the Capitol building with stops in the Rotunda, and the Senate floor where critical hearings and votes take place every day. With more than 30 years of service in Congress, I was honored to spend time with Senator McCain and learn about his life and the top issues on his agenda.

Next we met with another Arizona representative, Senator Jeff Flake, and his enthusiastic office of new staffers. We talked nutrition, football and about his skills in annual Congress baseball tournament- which sounds like one competitive game! I then met with family friend and Congressman Danny K. Davis of Illinois to discuss the importance of role models and youth leadership. He’s spent much of his career advocating for health and youth initiatives- I want to personally thank him for his dedication. Wrapping up my visits, I spent time with Representative Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ) – another fine example of a gracious representative who has committed her life work to advancing important causes for Arizona and this country.

I finished the day with an address to nearly 50 members of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus to illustrate the need for continued access to safe dietary supplements for athletes of all levels. Drawing on my nearly 10 years in the NFL, I was able to share my personal story of working hard and taking no shortcuts to reach my goals and dreams. Thanks to everyone who supported this event and took the time to consider this important topic- the work you do is amazing and I’m grateful to have spent the time sharing and learning from you.

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Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game Silent Auction

Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game Silent Auction
Team Fitzgerald comments 4/8/2013 4:33:20 PM Share This

Calling all Bat Boys/Girls!

Current Bid: $500.00

Does your son or daughter have dreams of playing in the pros one day? This is your chance to make that dream come true. Being face to face with their sports idols will give them memories to last a lifetime. They will join in all the dugout fun wearing an exclusive soft ball t-shirt while ensuring the players have the equipment needed to lead their team to a WIN! Parents we didn’t forget about you! Cheer your child on from the stands with two tickets to the game. Four spots are available bids starting at $500.00 (Children must be between the ages of 6 to 12)



Assistant Coach Experience!

Current Bid: $1500.00

Bid on a once in a lifetime opportunity to coach the pros! Be an Assistant Coach to Larry Fitzgerald & Friends at the 2013 Celebrity Softball Game at Salt River Fields. Suit up and experience each play up close as part of the Red or White Team. Wearing “Official” team gear you will participate in the pre-game warm-up, be photographed with the team, assist the head coach on the field, and have access to the VIP Players' Lounge during the game. Just remember what happens in the dugout … Stays in the dugout! This fun filled package will give the fan in you a chance to be a pro for the day. Two spots are available bids starting at $1500.00



Be on the field with the Players!

Current Bid: $2500.00

Want to play with the pros? Bid on a chance to be a part of the 2013 Celebrity Softball Game at Salt River Fields for the Red or White Team! You’ve seen games from the stands, now you can experience it from the field. Feel every crack of the bat, run plays in the dugout, and celebrate the victory of your teammates crossing home plate. This is your opportunity to play next to the greatest athletes and celebrities of our time! You will laugh, cheer, and share in all the excitement. Don’t forget to bring your camera because your friends won’t believe this. Two spots are available bids starting at $2500.00



Silent Auction Legal & Terms


  • Contestants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian's permission if chosen as the winner.
  • Contestants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.
  • Payment will be collected at the end of the auction.
  • If winning bidder does not complete transaction within 24 hours we will offer to the next highest bidder until the transaction is complete.
  • Current highest bid will be updated daily on and the appropriate social media channels.
  • Online bidding closes March 19th 2013 at 2:00PM PST


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