The Original Gridiron Gang Foundation takes pride in creating a lasting impact on communities by developing all-around athletes through our pillars for change.

Pillars for Change

Underrepresented Communities

Promote diversity, inclusion, and equity by putting forward any athlete from an underrepresented group for a scholarship in the “Mathis 98 Hour Challenge”, which includes 98 immersive hours of education, training, and skills development annually.

Athletes Lending A Helping Hand

Nominate any athlete, (must be a minimum of 16 years of age), willing to dedicate time as a volunteer with the Gridiron Gang. Volunteering time is a great way to earn “hour for hour” training without charge to the athlete.

Military and Public Service Families

Stand up for, support, and nominate any athlete whose parents or guardians work in the public sector. All military, police, firefighters, and public sector employees qualify for their athletes’ complementary training.

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Upcoming Events

Robert Mathis' Ring of Honor Fundraiser

November 28th, 2021

The Pavilion at Pan Am
201 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

About this event:

The event promises to be a celebration of Mathis’ legendary career with a philanthropic touch. Funds generated at the event will be used to support the Foundations Scholarship Fund which is a program that funds scholarships for our 3 Pillars of Change.

This fundraising event expects to attract more than 100 distinguished guests from past players to community VIP’s, over 500 avid Colts fans and raise more than $250,000 to support the mission of The Original Gridiron Gang Foundation