GRIDIRON GREATS ASSISTANCE FUND – FUNDING FOR FORMER NFL PLAYERS
http://www.GridironGreats.org for more info
The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) is a non-stock, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, which include coordination of social services to retired players who are in need due to a variety of reasons including inadequate disability and/or pensions.
The GGAF’s mission is to assist retired NFL players who are in “dire need “ today and were pioneers of the game and made NFL football what it is today. GGAF provides hands-on assistance to help retired players and their families deal with hardships they face after football. The services include medical assistance, transportation costs for medical evaluations and surgeries, housing assistance, financial assistance for utilities, medication, and coordination of services for food, automotive payments and childcare.
The stories are many. The stories are sad, but some stories have hope.
The stories are all heard and addressed by the GGAF office. Some stories lead to good
news, good endings, good results, progress and success. The GGAF has provided much
needed financial and medical assistance to retired NFL players dating back to 2007.
The requests and needs continue to come in from retired NFL players asking for guidance and
assistance. More work needs to be done. More awareness needs to be made. More monies
need to be raised. The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund is there for these retired Gridiron Greats.
Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund is making a difference. Here are a few of the stories: