Arlington, Dallas Cowboys Team Up to Make a Difference Through Mayor's Hometown Huddle for 100
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 26, 2019, August 26, 2019

The City of Arlington and the Dallas Cowboys are teaming up with hundreds of volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 7 to make a difference through the Mayor’s Hometown Huddle for 100 day of community service event.

The Huddle for 100 is part of a nationwide volunteer effort celebrating the National Football League’s 100th season. The goal is to get 1 million people across the country to donate 100 minutes of their time to a local cause in an effort to make 100 million impacts on the communities that football fans call home. That includes lending a hand to the great nonprofit organizations that serve Arlington, the home of the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

As part of Huddle for 100, five Arlington nonprofits will each receive $1,000 for service projects designed to make The American Dream City an even better place to live, work, play and learn. Hundreds of volunteers will be needed for projects, which include sprucing up the Salvation Army’s Family Life Center and Youth Education Town, a fun-filled football combine for school-age children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County and sowing wildflower seeds in the City’s natural areas to support pollinators, such as Monarch butterflies.

"The City of Arlington is thrilled to be participating in the NFL’s Huddle for 100 nationwide service campaign and to partner with our hometown team, the Dallas Cowboys,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. “I can’t wait for everyone to witness the kindness that exists throughout the Arlington community and our nonprofit organizations.”

Hometown Huddle Projects

Salvation Army Family Life Center and North Texas Youth Education Town

712 W. Abram St.

Volunteers participating in the Better YET project will spend the day beautifying and refreshing Salvation Army’s Family Life Center and the North Texas Youth Education Town (YET). Planned projects include repainting the benches and cleaning up debris in the playground, painting the dining room and hallway of the Family Life Center and cleaning and organizing the YET’s Program Room.

For more information, please visit www.salvationarmyyet.org or call 817-860-1836.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

North Branch, 2020 Baird Farm Road

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County will host a Combine Day for the elementary, middle school and high school students who attend the north branch. As part of the Football and Fitness for Arlington’s Youth project, volunteer will help organize a lunch, pep rally, multi-station football combine and friendly flag football game for participants to enjoy.

For more information, please visit www.bgcgtc.org or call 817-834-4711.

Arlington Animal Services Center

1000 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd.

As part of Tails & Touchdowns, volunteers from the Advent Lutheran Church and the community will organize a day of enrichment for adoptable dogs at the Arlington Animal Services Center. Enrichment enhances the quality of the dogs’ lives while they are in the shelter, reducing stress, anxiety and boredom all while promoting the bond that dogs and humans share, event organizers said. Planned activities include playing with and reading to dogs, as well as washing them. Arlington Animal Services will also offer a half-price adoption special as part of the Mayor’s Hometown Huddle for 100.

For more information, please visit www.arlingtontx.gov/animals.

Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex

210 W. South St.

Volunteers from the Oakridge School and the community will help Mission Metroplex, which provides emergency assistance to more than 500 people a day. Activities include connecting clients with food, clothing, household items and furniture.

For more information, please visit www.missionarlington.org or call 817-704-6143.

Arlington Parks and Recreation and St. Maria Goretti

Volunteers from St. Maria Goretti will be participating in the Pollinator Huddle. Students will sow wildflower seeds in natural areas at River Legacy Park, Parkway Center, Julia Burgen Park and the corner of Cooper and West Cedar streets.

Volunteer spots are filled. For more information, contact 817-459-5477.

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