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Cowboys Get Hawaiian Youth Ready For School


While football season is certainly around the corner, school is back is session in most areas, including Hawaii, where the Cowboys arrived on Thursday.

Some of the players were greeted by youth from The Salvation Army Hawaii and Pacific Islands Division upon their arrival.

Elementary age children interacted with players and received backpacks filled with school supplies during the exchange. The Dallas Cowboys branded backpacks were donated by team partner Northwest, with back to school necessities provided by Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation.

The Cowboys will play the Los Angeles Rams in a preseason match up at Aloha Stadium on Saturday. The game marks the first time the NFL has played an exhibition game at Aloha Stadium since 1976.

From lava flows to floods, hurricanes to hunger, and abuse and addiction, The Salvation Army Hawaii brings food, shelter, safety and sobriety to the peoples of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. In 2018, The Salvation Army responded to extraordinary disasters with extraordinary acts of kindness – providing meal service, household items, food packages and financial assistance – all while continuing to meet the greatest of needs across the islands through programs and services. Their outreach includes: drug and alcohol rehabilitation, youth and senior services, emergency disaster services, basic needs assistance and spiritual support.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

In the area of community service, the mission of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation is built upon an overall philosophy of helping those who do not have the strength, the resources or the means to help themselves, with a primary focus on its partnership with The Salvation Army.

The Cowboys kick off the regular season against the New York Giants on Sept. 8th. Tickets starting at $35. Get your tickets to see your Cowboys at AT&T Stadium this season!