About the NFL Alumni Association

Who We Are

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. 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. NFLA is a non-profit organization.

NFL Alumni Caring for Kids
Bart Oates, President of NFL Alumni

Mission and 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.

Our History

April 1, 1967

NFL Alumni Association Is Established

July 10, 1970

NFL Alumni Evolves Mission Into
“Caring For Our Own”

October 31, 1980

Inaugural Super Bowl of Golf
Charity Golf Tournament

November 10, 1983

Ronald Reagan Signs Proclamation
For Youth Of America Week

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