From its founding, NFL Alumni’s mission has been “Caring for Kids”. Over the past 39 years, the Jacksonville Chapter of NFL Alumni has contributed over $4.2 million to more than 40 organizations benefiting children in our community, children with health needs, education, skill development needs, and basic welfare needs. Local charities that we support include: Bolder Options, YMCA Camp Menogyn, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, Northern Star Scouting, Newborn Foundation, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Make-A-Wish, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and many others.
Founded in 1967 by a small group of retired NFL players, the National Football League Alumni is the oldest, most well-known and well-respected retired player organization in professional sports. The Minnesota Chapter was founded in 1982 by NFL Alumni Volunteers who created two fundraising events, the Gala and Golf Classic, with 100% of the net proceeds raised to benefit area children focused charities.