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.

Celebrity Legends Toy Drive & Holiday Festival December 1 – 12

The NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter and Domini Hoskins Black History Museum are holding their 21st Annual Celebrity Legends Toy Drive & Holiday Festival December 1 – 12, from Noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Old National Guard Armory Building at 939 Valota Road, Redwood City. Meet NFL legends and view 60 themed Christmas trees! The Toy Drive will benefit 40 Bay Area children’s charities. Snacks and fun games for children; fun activities for adults! For more information, please visit or

Toy Drive Front

Toy Drive Back

Salsa Sunday in the Islands

We hope that you all can join us for this event which is sure to be a ton of fun and is also benefiting a great cause to help kids.

Please mark your calendar with a big Salsa Fun and Hawaiian Party on Sunday November 22, 2 to 5 P.M.!

Join our event and invite your friends, and plan on bringing the whole family!

**Salsa Sunday in The Islands ** Salsa Concert and Hawaiian Party

Benefiting the NFL Alumni CARING FOR KIDS Charity

Sunday November 22, 2015, 2 to 5 P.M.

Salsa Concert and Dancing with 10 piece Orquesta Latin Heat

Free Admission

Former NFL greats in Person

Hawaiian Food – Craft Beers – Full Bar

Raffles and Silent Auction

Autographed Footballs and more great prizes

Big Screen TV showing football. Families welcome.

Validated Parking at garage 2 doors north on Market Street.

Come out and join the fun at this great venue:

Da Kine Island Grill, 23 N Market St. San Jose, CA

Further Info 408-499-2709

Proceeds from this event will go to the NFL Alumni CARING FOR KIDS charity!

Tax deductible Donations are welcome. Please make checks out to: NFL Alumni, Northern California Chapter

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.