September 19, 2014
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The NFL is helping organize a four-day program at the University of Notre Dame later this month for about two dozen current and former players to learn how they can help their communities through social entrepreneurship.
The session April 18-21 is part of the NFL Player Engagement program aimed at helping players transition to life outside football. The "Investment for Impact" program was developed by quarterback Brady Quinn and center Jeff Faine, a pair of free agents who are former Fighting Irish players.
Faine says the goal is to help players give back to their communities. Players will learn about business plan development, case studies and will be matched with a faculty mentor. Faine says it's an opportunity for the players to be exposed to new ideas.