Kassim Osgood To Volunteer At Salvation Army Tuesday

This Tuesday, Kassim Osgood is volunteering his time as part of the Home Depot's Neighborhood MVP program. Several players around the NFL are supporting this foundation in helping out local neighborhoods refurbish run-down fields, schools, and homes. Kassim will be at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in San Diego (6845 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92115)

Props to Osgood and all the Chargers who support charitable work:

SAN DIEGO CHARGER KASSIM OSGOOD JOINS VOLUNTEERS FROM
THE HOME DEPOT AND KABOOM! TO REFURBISH RECREATION FIELD AT
THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER IN SAN DIEGO

-- National Neighborhood MVP Program Honors Osgood for Giving Back to the
Community --

WHAT:
Kassim Osgood, wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers, along with
associates from The Home Depot, organizers from the non-profit organization
KaBOOM!, volunteers from The Salvation Army and members of the San Diego
community are joining forces to completely refurbish the recreation and
football field at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, in just one day.

The field refurbishment is part of The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP
program that recognizes and celebrates NFL players for their commitment to
giving back to their local communities. Osgood was one of 17 players
selected league-wide for his work with at-risk youth and families. Osgood
founded Team KO, which is a mentorship and scholarship organization that
recognizes and rewards low-income and at-risk youth and families who
succeed in the classroom. The Home Depot developed the NFL Neighborhood MVP
program as part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities
its associates live and work in.

The field refurbishment project will impact the more than 2,500 children
who use The Salvation Army Kroc Center field. The renovation will provide a
safe, injury-free surface for the community football and soccer teams.

WHO:
Kassim Osgood, wide receiver, San Diego Chargers
100 The Home Depot associate volunteers
50 The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center volunteers

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
6845 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115

WHEN:
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Volunteers refurbish field
1 to 3 p.m. - Interview opportunity with Kassim Osgood
2:30 p.m. - Board-cutting ceremony to open the new field

BACKGROUND:
The Home Depot became the “official home improvement sponsor” of the
National Football League® in late 2006. To support this partnership, The
Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP program was created to recognize players
who are making a positive impact in their local communities. The program
will honor 17 NFL players, one for each week of the 2007 regular season,
with a field refurbishment or playground build in his honor. Each player
will also receive a donation to the charity of his choice. At the end of
the regular season, one player will be honored as The Home Depot NFL
Neighborhood MVP of the Year.

As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot embraces
its role as a leader in social responsibility and celebrates its
long-standing commitment to volunteerism. Through The Home Depot
Foundation; Team Depot, the company’s associate volunteer program; and
ongoing partnerships with nonprofits, The Home Depot donates millions of
hours, tools and supplies each year to community service projects where
associates live and work. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization
whose vision is to create a great place to play within walking distance of
every child in America. The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP program is part
of The Home Depot’s $25 million commitment to KaBOOM! to create and
refurbish 1,000 playspaces in 1,000 days.









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