In 1990, NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw recognized that the transition from football was very challenging for former players. The Professional Athletes Foundation was founded to support, strengthen and inspire players as they transitioned from their active NFL careers.
Beyond offering a range of career, health and educational resources, over 1,500 former players have received assistance through the Players Assistance Trust Fund (PAT).
Over $10 million dollars in financial, medical and educational assistance granted to former players, making the PAF is the leading foundation with regard to assisting NFL Former Players
This organization and this platform were created for and inspired by the playersand their support networks. We hope you explore all that is possible with and through the PAF and reach out should you be ready to discover how Action Creates Opportunity.