Alumni chapters select charities to benefit according to local needs. More than 175 charities have benefited from the NFL Alumni Golf tournament series with over $2 million dollars donated to Children’s Charities in Northern California. They include such organizations as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Hospital Oakland, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald Houses, The Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, local, school sports programs, the NFL Alumni Foundation, and NFL Alumni Youth of America programs.
The National Football League (NFL) Alumni Association is an IRS-approved 501 © (3) charity utilizing the support and strength of many former NFL players who are dedicated to giving back to the community. For nearly two decades, members of the NFL Alumni have worked to fulfill the organization’s stated mission of Caring for Kids.
The National Football League Alumni, Inc. and its affiliate the Northern California Chapter, is a non-profit service organization of former professional football players who work voluntarily on behalf of youth and charity. It was formed as an outgrowth of philanthropic and civic-minded impulses of men who performed at the highest level of the nation’s most popular spectator sport and used that experience as a springboard to success in later life. An IRS-approved 501( c ) ( 3 ) public charity, the NFL Alumni has national headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ and a network of local chapters across the country.
In their voluntary undertakings, members of the NFL Alumni are guided philosophically by the fundamental ideals expressed in their motto: “Caring for Kids.”
One basic objective of the NFL Alumni is to render useful public service by raising funds for worthy causes that, for the most part, are youth-oriented in nature. The primary source of revenue is an annual series of celebrity golf tournaments in which expenses are substantially underwritten by participating corporate sponsors. Proceeds are directed to causes selected by host chapters, as well as to national outreaches. The NFL Alumni further seeks to sustain its benevolence programs by engaging in licensing, direct mail merchandising and other marketing activities compatible with organizational purposes through Pro Legends Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary operated for profit.
A second major objective of the NFL Alumni is that of fostering development of “youth through sports and sports through youth.” Central to this mission is a sustained commitment to sponsoring wholesome supervised activities where meaningful social interaction can take place between adults and youngsters. The idea is to present prominent and successful athletes as role models. Alumni youth work reaches a high point during Youth of America Week, a celebration observed in conjunction with the opening of each new pro football season.
National Football League Alumni, Incorporated
8000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 130 South
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone (877) 258-6635 Fax (862) 772-0277
Northern California Chapter
1311 Madison Avenue
Redwood City CA 94061
Phone (650) 366-3659 Fax (650) 261-3992