Nolan Harrison III

Nolan is currently the Senior Director of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Former Players Services, which services its 3,500 dues paying members as well as approximately 16,000 total former players in our communities. The NFLPA provides resources and guidance in career transition, community service, chapter leadership, and retirement benefits. Nolan had a ten year playing career in the National Football League, playing for the LA/Oakland Raiders, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins. Nolan spent ten years post NFL as a business owner, a vice president in the financial services industry, holds an MBA with an emphasis in global management and is a proud graduate of Indiana University. Follow Nolan on Twitter @NolanHarrison74 and @NFLPALegends.
There was enough warning, you could watch the weather channel and the local news to watch the path of Hurricane Sandy. Everyone knew she was coming. Experts were predicting the worst-case scenarios. But in the aftermath, the truth of what Hurricane Sandy left behind in the burned-out homes in Breezy Point, Queens, to the flooded buildings and subways in New York City. The reality of the devastation was widespread and heartbreaking. In the words of President Obama  "This is going to take some time," he said. "It is not going to be easy for these communities to recover." We have seen the resiliency of New York City and it's citizens' uncanny ability to pull together in times of great tragedy. From the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers have a spirit that is not so easily broken.
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On a rainy day in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania  NFLPA former players, AFL-CIO members, community activists, and community organizers got together for an event called  My Vote My Right, to educate the public on the new voter ID laws instituted in Pennsylvania. There have been many studies on the effects of the new legislation on people's ability to vote. According to the  Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law,
Nolan Harrison coaches the kids during NFLPA Former Players Fitness Challenge
Of all the things that we get to do as former players in giving back to the community, in my opinion, the most fun is  giving time to the local community children. Last weekend, the NFLPA former players, as part of the NFLPA One Team One Community initiative, visited Monroe Elementary School in Oak Brook Illinois  for a day of fitness, fun, and football. The mission of the One Team One Community initiative is to improve the quality of life of the communities that support our players by encouraging healthy lifestyles, positive choices, teamwork and commitment to service.
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