While coaching varsity football at Sacramento’s Encina High School, former NFL player Greg Roeszler, discovered a disturbing fact – one of his student athletes was sleeping in his car to avoid returning to a troubled home.
He soon realized the majority of his players faced daily struggles to survive and were surrounded by crime, gangs, violence, drugs and alcohol. In 2009, Roeszler founded The Playmakers – a nonprofit organization designed to build leadership and character through sports and academics.
About Our Organization
The Playmakers was founded in 2009 by former NFL player Greg Roeszler.
We have impacted the lives of more than 2,000 student athletes.
We are now hosting 3 Summer Football Camps across the United States.
Every program costs the participants and their families ZERO dollars.
We’re proud to be a group of movers and shakers.
Make Your Mark
Make a Donation
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.
Children's Board of Directors
Our first ever Playmaker children's board.
With guidance, these children will learn how an organization runs and how to plan events. This is another way to help teach leadership skills to pave the way for their future.
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