NFL's Jared Allen Wins Sakrete® Sack Program
HomeAid to Receive $40,000
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen has been named the winner of the 2007 NFL Sakrete Sack™ Program. Allen was credited with 15.5 quarterback sacks during the 2007 NFL regular season and raised $10,000 for HomeAid (www.homeaid.org), a leading national non-profit provider of housing for the homeless.
The Sakrete Sack Program was created by Sakrete to raise money to help fight homelessness. The program tracks the number of quarterback sacks for each participating team. Six teams participated this year: The Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons.
As the overall league winner, Allen will have $10,000 awarded in his name to HomeAid. In addition, Sakrete also made a charitable donation of $5,000 in the names of each of the Sakrete Sack team leaders: Patrick Kerney of the Seahawks (14.5), Osi Umenyiora of the Giants (13), Shawne Merriman of the Chargers (12.5), John Abraham of the Falcons (10), Bryant Young of the 49ers (6.5) and Damione Lewis of the Panthers (3.5).
"This our second year sponsoring the Sakrete Sack Program and we are pleased to have the opportunity to grow our relationships with these National Football League teams to help tackle homelessness," said Johnsie Beck, president of Sakrete of North America, LLC. "We share the same values of professionalism and giving back to the community, and look forward to extending the program next year."
"The donations from the Sakrete Sack Program will help HomeAid, both locally and nationally, serve the more than three million families and individuals who are temporarily homeless each year, including more than a million children, and enable them to get back on their feet," said Genette Eaton, chief executive officer of HomeAid. "We greatly appreciate the contributions from Sakrete, along with the program's NFL team and individual participants, to support our mission to build dignified housing for the temporarily homeless and truly strengthen the local communities that benefit from this wonderful charitable program."
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for today's homeless. Founded in 1989, the organization has built housing for more than 80,000 men, women and children. Established by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), HomeAid has completed more than 150 housing projects nationwide with another 58 projects currently in development. HomeAid includes a network of 22 chapters in 16 states and four offices in Newport Beach, Calif. (headquarters); Washington, D.C.; Augusta, Ga.; and New Orleans, La. (for hurricane rebuilding efforts). For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.
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Sakrete was founded in 1936 and is the original dry packaged cement mix brand in North America. The Sakrete brand is owned and managed by Oldcastle/Bonsal American, Inc. For more information on Sakrete, call 800-738-1621 or visit the company’s website at www.sakrete.com.