Listening is one of the most important things we can do to bond with each other as former players. The best way I can help that bonding process is to makesure you have a voice. And that your voice represents and tells a story outside and beyond football. That your voice has power and purpose and that living a life of purpose and fulfillment is a personal goal.
During every stage of life, you need direction and good advice. You may need to model your life after someone or seek out a mentor, someone who shares a similar vision.
You’ve worked hard to earn the status of NFL player, but if you haven’t engaged the opportunities created for former players, then you’re missing out on a chance to do better.
As part of the NFLPA Former Players membership there is a multitude of resources available to help you. The Former Player Services Department is fully staffed to help guide you along the way. Don’t miss the great discounts and definitely take advantage of the opportunities to connect with other former players in your local community.
The Players Trust powered by the NFLPA for qualified players provides a wealth of educational opportunities and programs to evaluate your complete health. And the Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF) at the NFLPA is ready to help with financial assistance and emotional support where there is a need.
Don’t take your former player status for granted. Engage to get the full benefit.Let the NFLPA provide recommendation and direction related to the things that impact your life.
Your voice means a lot to me. Your story is critical to your success. And your action will create untold opportunity!
Professional Athletes Foundation
NFL Player 1990-1999