Coyote Spotlight NON-PROFIT COYOTES SERVE MORE THAN 13,000 MEALS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS Posted on April 4, 2020 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr (PALM DESERT) – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, players and staff of the SoCal Coyotes’ faith-based, non-profit, 501(c)3 leadership organization have packed and served more than 13,000 meals as part of nutrition assistance programs for youth and families in need. From Palm Springs to Pasadena, Coyotes have been on the front lines providing meals to low-income and vulnerable populations. The Coyotes are also collecting either prepared or perishable foods that would otherwise be wasted, and either distributing it directly to families in need, or delivering it to organizations serving the hungry. If you wish to donate food, call 844-5-COYOTE. Encouragement From Coyote Coaches During the pandemic, Coyote coaches are also sharing encouragement through broadcasts on social media and local radio. Athletic Director Robert L. Cummings can be heard each Monday from 9 am to 12 p.m. on Remnant Radio, FM 100.1. Head coach J David Miller hosts weekly devotionals for The Bridge Calvary Chapel, a Coyotes ministry partner. To view, visit ‘The Bridge CC’ on Facebook. For nearly a decade, ‘service to others’ has been a core principle of the SoCal Coyotes non-profit leadership organization. “We’re a lot more than ‘just’ a football team,” said SVP Ron DiGrandi. “We’re here to serve our communities with love, compassion, encouragement and hope, in every way we can.” Coyotes Spring Season Postponed The coronavirus pandemic is affecting tens of thousands of people in profound ways, including loss of work and a lack of medical care and food supplies. The outbreak has had a significant impact on the most vulnerable populations, including the elderly and children. The six-time champion Coyotes – America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program™ – officially postponed their 2020 spring season Monday, March 23, after team officials concluded “there is no end in sight” to the coronavirus pandemic health crisis. The Coyotes’ non-profit organization has suspended all non-essential activities, with the lone exception of select players and staff working with local agencies in the distribution of meals and essential goods. ABOUT THE SOCAL COYOTES The six-time champion SoCal Coyotes are the national standard of American developmental football, and are 88-13 under Hall of Fame head coach and non-profit founder J David Miller. The Coyotes’ organization provides elite athletes a professional environment that refines and showcases their skills through trademarked processes similar to the NBA’s D-league and MLB’s minor-league systems. Additionally, the Coyotes’ 501(c)3 and award-winning ‘Above The Line’ leadership programs impacts the social, mental and physical growth of more than 50,000 youth annually through remedial curriculum, training camps, clinics and symposia. NFL executives have named the SoCal Coyotes organization America’s #1 Developmental Football Program™ for its national, scalable brands, community outreach programs, nine-year operational track record, verifiable data, youth curriculum, sales, public-private sector alliances, and measured results.