Caring for Kids: It’s Our Mission Beyond the Gridiron

The NFL Alumni is a charitable organization composed of former professional football players guided in their volunteer efforts by the mission statement “Caring for Kids,” and who are dedicated to work on behalf of youth and charity. The Northern California Chapter is based in Redwood City, California, and conducts events at its headquarters office and throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

Operation: Forward March for NFL Alumni – February 20, 2016

Operation: Forward March for NFL Alumni - Northern California Chapter

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Depart Oakland Coliseum at 2300 on Friday, February 19, 2016)

What: A 60 mile walk from the Coliseum to Levi’s Stadium, with two scheduled stops at Candlestick Park and the NFL Alumni – Northern California Chapter Building.

Why: To raise awareness and support for the NFL Alumni – Northern California Chapter, who is dedicated to NFL Alumni’s “Caring for Kids” by actively raising funds for youth-oriented charitable causes and engaging in hands-on service to foster the development of youth in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

How: Our spokesman will begin the March at Oakland Coliseum at approximately 2300 on Friday in order to arrive at the NFL Alumni Building at approximately 1300 for the event. He will participate in any needed media appearances, minimal rest time and then continue on to Levi’s Stadium, with an approximate finish time of 2000. All times are calculated with rest periods. The spokesman will carry the NFL Alumni Flag to show who is being supported. It is important to emphasize that the spokesman will remain nameless in this walk, this is not about gaining notoriety or personal recognition, this is about the Alumni and the programs that it is dedicated to supporting.

At the Alumni Building: A picnic style event, open to the community, that will emphasize & highlight the NFL Alumni – Northern California Chapter and any current or upcoming events that the organization is sponsoring. Art Medina has arranged for the Music, Entertainment and some of the food items to be donated to the event.

Fred Willis Talks About NFL Brotherhood and Increasing the Quality of Life for Retired NFL Players

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Fred Willis, former NFL Player, and Founder, President & CEO of HPN Neurologic recently visited the NFL ALumni Northern California Chapter to talk about raising awareness and consciousness for retired NFL players suffering the symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome/TBI/CTE.

Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), such as that experienced by Retired NFL Players, has been associated with the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Fred and his associates at HPN Neurologic invited former players in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in HPN Neurologic Clinical Treatment Trial Studies and receive a Free Intake Evaluation.

“I want to thank my NFL Brothers in Northern California for their courage to face the serious cognitive impairment issues (Post-Concussion Syndrome) that appears to affect so many former retired NFL players. I would also like to thank Dr. Eileen Roberts and Dr. Kimberly Bell and their staff for showing such responsibility and attention to the health, well-being, and safety of my NFL brothers. And finally special thanks to two amazing men, Dave August and Russ Isaacson of the NFL Alumni Northern California office in Redwood City for their display of kindness and concern for everyone who attended. To them I say ‘the power of giving is your ticket to changing the world.'” -Fred Willis Former NFL Player and Founder, CEO HPN Neurologic

For more info on Fred Willis and HPN Neurologic’s focus on the increasing of the quality of life side of post-football related issues and treatment of the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, TBI/CTE, visit HPN Neurologic’s HPN Concussion Management web site.

Our Caring for Kids Initiatives

The NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter holds its Annual Charity Golf Classic each June at world renowned TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Now in its 33rd year, the tournament proceeds are used to support the Association’s mission of Caring for Kids. Each year, the NFL Alumni selects a former Raider and 49er as their Annual Honorees. After a fun day on the course, everyone comes in for a dinner program that includes video highlights, a live auction, and presentations to the honorees. It’s a great event where former players get to reminisce with their former teammates and rivals, and share the experience with you, their newfound friends and sponsors. All for the sake of raising funds for Caring for Kids.Come Join Us at This Year's Tournament!

Klays for Kids

The NFL Alumni Association Northern California Chapter conducts their annual Klays for Kids team challenge event that support youth scholarships, sports, and programs throughout the year. Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun” because a typical course includes various different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. The NFL Alumni team challenge shooting format consists of teams of five, which include a celebrity captain. The shooting is fun, safe and is all in the spirit of charity.

Drug Prevention Program

The NFL Alumni Association conducts educational forums that reach out to youth about substance abuse and the perils of drugs and alcohol. Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Day Event Chair Carolyn Hoskins coordinates an exceptional group of former NFL players and coaches to speak to these kids. Some have given emotionally captivating self-portraits of their lives as athletes who struggled with addiction, yet rehabilitated themselves to turn their lives around and become leaders. Your donations help support this extraordinary program.

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