NFL Players Association Accelerator Partners With Health Network
By Jay Stuart | September 28, 2018
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and its OneTeam Collective athlete-driven accelerator have forged a strategic investment and partnership with Fan Health Network (FHN).
Through the partnership, FHN has an exclusive NFLPA license for its web and mobile based application that uses current NFL players to facilitate engagement and participation in corporate wellness challenges.
The FHN social app connects users directly to professional athletes and other sports stars to inspire healthier lifestyles.
FHN was founded by Robert Smith (in photo), the current CEO, a two-time Pro Bowl running back who played eight seasons for the Minnesota Vikings and current Fox Sports college football analyst.
The deal is the first partnership by the OneTeam Collective with a company founded by a former NFL player.
It’s the ninth NFLPA partner secured through the OneTeam Collective, an athlete-driven accelerator designed to give innovative companies the opportunity to leverage the NFLPA’s exclusive group player rights and access to more than 2,000 current players for product inclusion, activations and endorsements.
Through the NFLPA partnership, select active players will be integrated across FHN, adding unique levels of competition and connections with fans.
The FHN Captain’s Network will provide tips, dietary advice, workouts and motivation to pursue healthy lifestyles like the professionals.
An element of rivalry and added motivation is also at play with Captains competing against one another, urging their participants to achieve goals to help them win contests against their peers.