About Us

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1967 by a small group of successful retired NFL players, the National Football League Alumni is the oldest, most well-known and well-respected retired player organization in professional sports. Membership includes thousands of retired players, coaches, front office executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and avid fans. A primary mission of NFL Alumni is “Caring for Our Own” as we inform, assist, and serve players in their post-NFL lives.  Alumni are offered a diverse package of medical, business, and legal services to help keep them and their families healthy, productive, and connected to the league and their former teammates.

MISSION & VISION

NFL Alumni also has a traditional mission of “Caring for Kids” across the country. Player alumni give back in their local communities by raising funds for youth-related charities through their 35 regional chapters. It is a tradition that has existed for more than 50 years.  Alumni support typically raises more than $1.5 million dollars for worthwhile causes.

OUR HISTORY

NFL Alumni Association Is Established

1967

Founded in 1967, the NFL Alumni Association was formed to serve its retired player members and their families through the NFL Alumni Association and support…

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NFL Alumni Evolves Mission Into “Caring For Our Own”

1970

The NFL Alumni serves as a passionate advocate for greater quality of life benefits for all former NFL players. The Association eagerly pursues greater benefits…

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Inaugural Super Bowl of Golf

1980

The principal innovation of the NFL Alumni Foundation Golf Tour is the Super Bowl of Golf (SBOG). Each year, all winning teams from the tournament…

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Ronald Reagan Signs Proclamation For Youth Of America Week

1983

In 1983, NFL alumnus and Congressman Jack Kemp introduced a resolution that passed unanimously in both houses of Congress proclaiming the first week of the…

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MEET OUR TEAM

Bart Oates

President

Elvis Gooden

CEO/Chief Financial Officer

Bernadette Rocks

Executive Assistant

Carolyn Slickmeyer

Events/Office Operations

Natalie Treat

Director of Membership Engagement

Lina Suarez

Events & Membership

Lisa Aretino

Accounting Representative

Michael Gaimari

Communications/Marketing Intern