Dream

Gridiron Group is inspired by youth that have dreams greater than their circumstances and the potential to achieve them when given the opportunity.

We uniquely teach, empower, and equip communities and their youth to reach championship levels of success that leave a legacy of winners.

Our mission is to ignite and foster opportunities for youth and families that embrace athletics and academic empowerment as the framework for success.

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Provide 100gallons/3 months of purified water to a family in need.

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Two (2) Pack Refill provides 200 gallons/6 months of purified water to a family in need.

3. Adopt a Family (1 Year) $125

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Our Endorsements

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you personally for the donation of a signed Rex Ryan Football to our gift auction. I am very excited to add it to the auction I am sure it will garner a great deal of enthusiasm and ultimately funds for our foundation.I was just on your website and then FB page and I am so impressed with what you do for today’s youth. As a fellow, albeit at a MUCH lower level, athlete I am all too familiar with the benefits of Athletics on the lives of our youth. Your mission is a proud and necessary one. Thanks for all you do, and for your support of my cause.If I can ever repay the favor don’t hesitate to ask.
Brian A. Flaherty, Denise Marie Flaherty Mem. Foundation Inc., President 2013
“I wish to once again thank Damian and Darian for giving our young people a wonderful experience this past Wednesday. The young people truly had a great time and the rain did not damper their spirits. Look forward to discussing some possibilities with you guys in the fall. Once again, thank you!”
Dordy Jourdain, Bedford Stuyvesant - YMCA 2013, Executive Director
“I had a great time at Damian’s camp this year. It’s such a joy to see players that have done and been through so much still come back and help the youth. To see so many former guys I played with and against on the gridiron, join forces to give back to the community, not because they have to but because they want to, was a great feeling of purpose. The way those kids listened and were attentive to the knowledge was very inspiring to know that the youth can and will have a future. Keep it up My Brotha, The World and the Community need more like you!”
Todd J. Duckett, Marketing & Business Development, Former NFL Running Back
“My experience with GridIron Group, has been a blessing, a learning experience, inspiring, and a joy to be apart of. The Love and Passion that GridIron’s founder and President Damian Gregory has for everything he does is palpable, just being around him you can feel his emotion for the growth and education of the kids, the city of Lansing, Sexton H.S., and his firm belief in using Football and other sports as a tool to achieve other goals and become more successful in the game of life. I really enjoy having the opportunity to teach the kids some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years of being involved in sports, and hope that I gave each of them something to hold on to, remember and learn from.

I am grateful for them taking the time out of their summer and coming to a football camp and fighting through the heat because they didn’t have to be there but they wanted to be and they competed through everything I or any of the other coaches threw at them. Though they came to learn from me, I also learned a lot from them. Once again I’d like to thank Damian and GridIron Group.”

Jesse R. Miller , Offensive Lineman Michigan State University, 2004-2008
“I am very proud to be a partner and affiliate with GridIron G.A.N.G. Inc. With so many opportunities available for our youth to go astray and get in to destructive behaviors it was awesome to get together a group of professional athletes, coaches, and speakers to work with children from all backgrounds to inspire our youth first, through  Hard Work & Discipline, and to dream, and to dream big. I really enjoyed the experience and can’t wait until the next.”
Clarence Love, Super Bowl Champion '00 Baltimore Ravens - AFC Champion '02 Oakland Raiders

Our Passion

While knowledge and information are extremely important, our quality of life and relationships really define who we are. Gridiron Institute focuses on the core components of excelling at life, by balancing life with leadership, dedication, learning to win and lose, pushed by motivation.

The Institute teaches through experience by combining athletics (Our Gridiron Football Camps) and academic empowerment (Life Skills Training) to assists youth at every level by motivating, developing self- esteem, reducing risky behavior, communicating with diplomacy, overcoming stigma, and discovering support channels that challenge them to achieve at their greatest ability.

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Our G.A.N.G.

Gridiron G.A.N.G. is non-profit under the Gridiron Group umbrella. Our goal is to bring together leaders of today and tomorrow to build a flourishing educational network for communities in need. Our organization aims to enrich the lives of the young men and women we come into contact with, using sports as a common ground and education as the foundation.

Gridiron G.A.N.G. values parents as the cornerstone of a successful and productive community. Proper growth and development of children within the family structure from prenatal to adolescence is a proven asset to any community. Our physical engagement program seeks to address these developmental needs of youth by providing athletic and educational mentors that work with each youth during Gridrion Institute Football Camp.

Our G.A.N.G. has a collective of individuals that have experience in the NFL , Medical & Health, and Organizational Program Development.  Each person brings unique skills serving in different capacities with Gridiron Institute Football Camp, and Gridiron G.A.N.G., giving added-value to Gridrion Group umbrella as a whole.

Damian Gregory former NFL Player known for his athletics on the field and his championships off the field believed in a dream greater than himself. Damian knew from a young child he wanted nothing more than to be an agent of change, so he did just that. He set out to challenge the leaders of tomorrow, today’s youth, by providing what is now the well-known Gridiron Group. Throughout the U.S., Gridiron provides training and practical resources that link support and education together with a touch of inspiration Giving Adolescents New Goals, a new life and the faith to fly!

James Lamar has a medical business marketing background  with seven years in the Home Care Health field, as well marketing to different medical fields, and doctors to coordinate with patients primary doctors and specialty doctors ensuring the quality of care.

Over the years James Lamar has worked for several HMO and CMS insurance to better ensure the outcome for patients and their insurance as well as several other companies as consultant for relationships between organizations, partnering now with Gridiron Group with Patient Provider Solutions.

Clarence Love a Super Bowl Champion and GANG member shares his humility with everyone he comes into contact with as he challenges youth to overcome every barrier that stands in the way of their dreams. Love attended college at the University of Toledo and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 4th round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played with the Eagles, the Baltimore Ravens where he won Super Bowl XXXV, and the Oakland Raiders. Clarence’s passion for youth keeps him extremely active in his community.

Ben Kelly a Super Bowl Champion and GANG member is a former American football cornerback of the National Football League, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Kelly was also a member of the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Avengers, Calgary Stampeders and Grand Rapids Rampage. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI. Kelly is well represented in the Aloha Bowl record books after he returned a kickoff for a TD against Oregon on Dec. 25, 1998

Ron Rice a former NFL player and President of the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter, and National Board member of Charity Ron’s passion is for players and their family as their advocate for success and quality of life.

Under the NFL Alumni Association, the NFL Alumni Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization composed of former professional football players, owners, coaches, administrators and cheerleaders who have joined together to support youth charities. Additionally, Associate Members play an integral role in supporting the charity and educational goals of the NFL Alumni.

Mark  Word is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for three seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns.  While he was signed to the Cleveland Browns, Mark suffered a shoulder injury during training camp and was forced to spend the rest of the season on the injured reserve list. In 2005, Mark finished out his football career playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.

Since then Mark has been involve with numerous programs in various communities working with youth specifically on and off the field. Over the past several years Mark has been a part the Gridiron G.A.N.G. helping with Gridiron Institute Football Camps and other initiatives with the Gridrion Group.

Upcoming Events

Gridiron Institute & Bayshore Education Center (B.E.C.)

4th Annual Youth Football Camp

Gridiron Institute & Bayshore Education Center (B.E.C.)

April 9th 2016

Lely High School | 1 Lely High School Blvd. | Naples, FL 34113

Calais Foundation “Touchdown For Success” Youth Empowerment Day

June 8th 2016 | Calais School | 5 Highland Avenue | Whippany, NJ 07981

Calais Foundation “Touchdown For Success” Youth Empowerment Day

June 8th 2016

Calais School

5 Highland Avenue | Whippany, NJ 07981

Metro Youth Day

July 13th 2016 | Belle Isle | Detroit, MI 48207

Metro Youth Day

July 13th 2016

Belle Isle

Detroit, MI 48207

7th Annual Gridiron Institute Football Camp

July 16th 2016 | Southside Community Center | 5815 Wise Road | Lansing, MI 48911

7th Annual Gridiron Institute Football Camp

July 16th 2016 | 9am-3pm

Southside Community Center

5815 Wise Road | Lansing, MI 48911

Sponsorship

Present Gridiron’s proven Health, Fitness and Nutrition program to markets and cites of your choice in collaboration with your organization’s cause marketing program or community relation efforts. Event can also be done in the same market as “The Big Game” for maximum impact and exposure.

The presenting sponsor is our partner and “co host” “The Big Game” Tour.

  • Media day and kickoff event to announce partnership and tour
  • Opportunity for up to 20 organization representatives to participate in drills and work alongside GridIron coaches during the camp. Includes tee shirt and lunch for all attendees.
  • Custom logo and or message can be included on tee shirts, towels and water bottles. • Custom step and repeat featuring your organization’s logo
  • Presenting field signage with logo and/or message
  • Group photo with participants and coaches
  • Logo, ad and message of GridIron Website and social media accounts.
  • Mention in press release and media interviews
  • Named as the “Presenting Sponsor” on your GridIron Football Camp promotional materials and flyers • Initiatives
  • Private after party dinner and reception for sponsor, coaches, and VIP invited guests
Big Game Sponsor
The presenting sponsor is our partner and “co host” of a two day GridIron Football Camp. Includes Stadium, Game Day Gear, Energy, & Hydration sponsorship benefits.

  • Opportunity for up to 10 organization representatives to participate in drills and work alongside GridIron coaches during the camp. Includes tee shirt and lunch for all attendees.
  • Custom logo and or message can be included on tee shirts, towels and water bottles. • Custom step and repeat featuring your organization’s logo
  • Presenting field signage with logo and/or message
  • Group photo with participants and coaches
  • Logo, ad and message of GridIron Website and social media accounts.
  • Mention in press release and media interviews
  • Named as the “Presenting Sponsor” on your GridIron Football Camp promotional materials and flyers
  • Private after party dinner and reception for sponsor, coaches and VIP invited guests
Overtime Sponsor
The presenting sponsor is our partner and “co-host” of the GridIron Football Camp. Includes Stadium, Game Day Gear, Energy, & Hydration sponsorship benefits.

  • Opportunity for up to 10 organization representatives to participate in drills and work alongside GridIron coaches during the camp. Includes tee shirt and lunch for all attendees.
  • Custom logo and or message can be included on tee shirts, towels and water bottles.
  • Custom step and repeat featuring your organization’s logo • Presenting field signage with logo and/or message
  • Group photo with participants and coaches
  • Logo, Ad and Message of GridIron Website and social media accounts.
  • Mention in press release and media interviews
  • Named as the “Presenting Sponsor” on your GridIron Football Camp promotional materials and flyers
Game Day Sponsor
Provide sponsorship of our field, referees and medics.

  • Custom step and repeat featuring your organization’s logo
  • Prominent field signage with logo and/or message
  • Opportunity for up to 5 organization representatives to participate in drills and work alongside GridIron coaches during the camp. Includes tee shirt and lunch for all attendees.
  • Group photo with camp participants and coaches.
  • Logo, ad and message on GridIron website and social media accounts
  • Mention in press release and media interviews
  • Logo included on GridIron Football Camp promotional materials and flyer
Stadium Sponsor
Provide the official tee shirts, towels & water bottles for camp participants and coaches.

  • Custom logo ad and/or message to be included on all sponsored merchandise and apparel
  • Group photo with camp participants and coaches
  • Logo, ad and message on GridIron website and social media accounts
Gear Sponsor
Provide healthy lunch, snacks and beverages for the camp participants and coaches.

  • Energy Station Naming Rights
  • Custom logo, ad, and/or message displayed in at Power Station (subject to approval)
  • Group photo with camp participants and coaches
  • Logo, ad and message of GridIron website and social media accounts
Energy Station Sponsor
Sponsor unlimited ice, water, cups, and energy drinks from our campers.

  • Hydration Station Naming Rights
  • Custom logo, ad, and/or message displayed at Hydration Station (subject to approval)
  • Group photo with camp participants and coaches
  • Logo, ad and message of GridIron website and social media accounts
Hydration Station Sponsor
Sponsor one child from an underserved population to participate in a GridIron Football Camp. Ignite and foster a unique opportunity for youth that embrace athletics and academic empowerment as the framework for success.

Youth Experience Sponsor
If you would like to give a personally donate for whatever amount. You may do so by giving a donating of at least $1 or more.

Other of a $1 or more
Download Sponsorship Packet

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For more information or questions email info@gridirongroup.org

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Feature Articles & Pictures

04fe0ed1-d98a-4065-86bd-0081fd4590203rd Annual BEC Gridiron Football skills Camp at Lely High school in Naples, Fla. We had an amazing turnout of kids of all ages.  The camp was a resounding success, the Collier Citizen  wrote a very compelling article about the weekends events and impact on the Naples youth…Read full article here

304d765f-597b-48b6-b26c-5ffb3f54b82bThe Touchdown for Success has become a vital part of that mission.  The interactive, day long program includes NFL style drills, a nutritious lunch, motivational message and fun gift bag. In addition the Touchdown for Success initiative provides ongoing health, fitness, and wellness support year round by offering programming and resources for youth with multiple learning disabilities.”…Read Full Article Here

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – 102 inner-city youth participate in the 6th annual Gridiron Institute Football Camp at Southside Community center. The city of Lansing funds the event and speakers like Lamar Wilson encourage the youth to stay educated and work towards success…Read Full Article & Watch Video Here

Damian Gregory, 39, credits his grandparents, his tight-knit community and Magic Johnson in shaping his life. And he promised himself that as soon as he became successful, he would pay it forward.After his football career, he founded Gridiron G.A.N.G. (Giving Adolescents New Goals), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts free football day camps with an educational component…Read Full Article & Watch Video Here