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Anquan Boldin, Percy Harvin and Andre Johnson Score for Charity

By Alecia Pynn On September - 22 - 2009

Miami, Fla.—Three of the state of Florida's most talented football alumni are playing for a little more than a shot at the Super Bowl this season, they're playing for a variety of youth programs around Florida, as well as their hometowns and current NFL cities around the country through the ‘Yards for Youth' campaign.
Anquan Boldin (Florida State University), Percy Harvin (University of Florida) and Andre Johnson (University of Miami) have established themselves as some of football's most elite playmakers.  As leaders, they're coming together to create awareness and donations for youth programs through the Make a Play Foundation, a charity that partners with legendary Gator, Hurricane and Seminole players to provide academic and recreational grants for Florida youth programs.
Through the campaign, fans can pledge any amount (10 cents, $1, $100) per touchdown, reception or yard for the 2009 season, combining the fantasy football obsession with an old-fashioned jog-a-thon.  Not only does each touchdown catch provide for their team this season, it will provide for youth programs and their adopted charities with the support ...

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