Walter Camp Football Foundation teams up with NFL Alumni to serve athletes & the community.
New Haven, CT (June 19, 2018)– Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced a strategic partnership with NFL Alumni (NFLA) to assist one another in their respective goals and interests. Both organizations are committed to assisting players lead their best lives on and off the field as well as making a positive impact on the community. This partnership allows both organizations to enhance their aligned mission to benefit local children in need.
Walter Camp Football Foundation is the caretaker of the nation’s oldest college football All-American team and it holds an annual All-American Awards Weekend to honor those players and other deserving recipients. The Foundation produces numerous events to raise money for children’s needs and other service organizations.
“Since many Walter Camp All-Americans go on to careers in the National Football League, and upon conclusion of their playing days, become NFL Alumni members, this partnership is a natural fit,” expressed Foundation President, Michael Madera. “We look forward to working together to develop events and programs.”
NFL Alumni CEO Elvis Gooden: “We like to foster a family environment where we can establish a relationship with the athletes throughout their careers and then into their retirement. We have been serving our members and the local communities for 50 years and this partnership with Walter Camp Football Foundation enables us to continue that outreach.”
About the NFL Alumni
NFL Alumni was founded in 1967 and is the oldest and most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. NFL Alumni consists of former NFL players, coaches, executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and associate members. NFL Alumni’s mission is to serve, assist and inform its members and their families. NFL Alumni offers a wide array of medical, financial and business programs to help members lead healthy, productive and successful lives. NFL Alumni also promotes the post-playing careers of its members and contributes to local community initiatives under its “Caring for Kids” programs. Pro Football Legends is the commercial marketing name and logo of NFL Alumni.
For more information please visit- www.nflalumni.org
About the Walter Camp Football Foundation
Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients.
For more information please visit – www.waltercamp.org