Giving Back, Having Fun and More For Our Constituents

James Washington - NFL Players AssociationA message from President James Washington

Happy holidays to you and your family.  I want to take this time to highlight some of the many things we have accomplished, and are working on, that are visible and,  equally or more important, happening behind the scenes.

First, because you are reading this I am sure you have noticed some changes to our website.  One of our new sponsors is who have agreed to manage our website.  Their owner, Bryon Smith, I have known from my days working at UCLA.  He is a master marketer who has developed plans to help us grow our brand, online presence, and in turn provide more charitable and business opportunities for Shelter37, our sponsors, and Southern California  NFL Alumni members.

First, let me share with you highlights of our the Charity Event Series.

Giving Back

The NFL Alumni Charity Event Series is one of the busiest time of the year for us in terms of producing programs for giving back.  On December 10th we will conclude the series with our Toys For Tots Drive and Monday Night Football Mixer.   For More Information and to RSVP

Below is a recap of what we have accomplished with the series.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Event  was well attended and helped raise awareness of breast cancer.

With our 2018 Holiday Canned Food Drive  we were able to collect and distribute bags and bags of food and clothing to those in need.

At our Holiday Turkey Give Away, held at  ZOE Christian Fellowship in Whittier, we were able to donate 350 turkeys and bags of groceries to feed over 1,500 people.


We have added a prominent blog component to our site that initially will offer articles in 7 categories to increase our popularity and relevance:

Having Fun

Have you been to one of our events?  Check out the photos. Cancer Awareness, Canned Food Drive, Turkey Giveaway   They are BIG FUN!

Future Communications

Look forward to more communications about the initiatives we are taking.  To stay up-to-date, make sure you are registered and share links to our site with your friends, family and colleagues.  We are very excited about what is coming in the near future.  You will want to be a part of our growth.