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How does the NFL lockout affect charities? Laura Okmin reports.
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From -- we've talked about how an NFL lockout would affect players owners and organizations. But there -- one who -- also be effective that no one has to scouts. Charities. I like at 3 o'clock in the morning stressing him out you know money and -- -- payroll in this tonight you know and make sure that. Continue to provide a good quality programming keep keep kids off street. Yeah and is very stressful. No scheme of fitness but already some charities are feeling impact was simply the -- Afterschool all stars is the largest national organization solely focused on afterschool programs. Keeping over 80000 low income at risk kids off the streets. Last year they collected over a 150000. Dollars in play your donations. To performance on the field. Corporations that match dollar for dollar. We've already started talking to other NFL players because every year we tried to retreat into the program and they're very has this. Because they don't know what's gonna happen next season they don't really wanna commit right now. And if we don't have momentum every year on this program it worries me that corporate sponsors will not be as excited to get involved as they had -- in the. Afterschool all stars has had a lot of success thanks and it -- stars like Shaun Phillips and Brandon Graham. Both men credit after school programs they attended early enough as a big part of the success they. His players. And if -- -- think he really hadn't gone differently and you add what we and it. I am I 100% what -- because -- the simple fact that my mother that aren't. My father wasn't around. And my cousins are older and you're outdoor line you know on the things that normalcy is -- -- and a lot of talent it was going to -- girls. That was just. Breaking Michael stealing all types of things almost Americans Altman and didn't play at least talent. -- -- a place like Powell did help me right. It's my best times in my best friends. Ever match. Because you know we are needed somebody. You know that was kind of go well we will go in after school programs you know -- good but it didn't do -- -- certain -- -- ago. Going to -- Im a huge difference -- community it's kind of hard to say this but it's that you announcer actually in the programs and their focus on activities they're not out. Side on the streets either getting into trouble -- causing trouble. We've talked so much about how lockout would affect. Owners players organizations but one thing we haven't talked about is how it affects charities who are related to -- and a fat. There's an effective number -- you know like obviously we we we struggle every year trying to raise the money to fund these programs to keep schools are all stars which is -- underprivileged children so we don't have a and we don't have season that's productivity that I. I can't make you know so I'm gonna get you ten or fifteen sacks and ES 50000 Eagles match and sponsors that would come on board you know who's to say we won't have. Six -- seven sponsors this year who's to say we don't have 2030 guys involved this year that's a significant amount of money. Dad these kids that we obviously loud. That they don't get. I don't know it was my bad bad. You don't live discussion -- almost no money coming in only the players that can afford it. -- give it out just because you know. And -- Nuts and everybody will do that I'm pretty sure it's a lot of guys have tempered guys and now. There's gotta be nice to have come on guys that. Based -- their contribution or. I'm -- contribution -- or they may just. Genuinely donate money. And there are some guys who checked checked they still you know what they give 1% I would donate 1000 dollars whatever. That's my it's hard to have someone donate money winner and I didn't themselves. Having a unique way for companies to get their name down through the stats except it's really important for them and I think that's -- a lot of people gravitated to the program you know when their stats are less -- and you know means less money we don't have as many games. And I mean I think even if it's a shortened season worst and they will still face. You know cutbacks or haven't gotten you know maybe negotiate with those companies and if they'd still be willing to give that. You know it and that's a tough sell especially in this economy. If this budget has to get slashed because games -- -- what's your biggest story how that affects all -- these kids that. My biggest worry is how it affects these kids in the moment kids that have somewhere to go to school I don't know program militants and then went to school had. Greater chance of going to college and had to go to college and graduate. It's just like opened a pandora's box because they can get. Really really bad is -- the -- -- future not only on alma future because we need these kids go to college we need these kids that he did Saturday helped me grow as a society. And again. -- definitely had a bit bigger picture and has beaten bottom. Not where we're suffering yet. They're suffering a lot more we.