In 2010, in an effort to make a unique impact within the youth of Houston, Alphonso Roundtree, a former Miami Dolphin player, developed the GridIron Classic Weekend (GIC) to address a serious void in educating our youth about the importance of health, nutrition and life skills.
The GIC is a fun-filled weekend of exhilarating events and activities infused with pro-football players, celebrities, community partners and leaders, who donate their time to motivate young people to be physically active, educate them on how to maintain good nutrition and encourage them to establish positive life skills.
GRIDIRON CLASSIC AT A GLANCE
FREE health screenings and resources will be provided for the youth and the community. The purpose of the Health Fair is to heighten awareness of common health problems, health care providers and community service organizations.
Our cheerleading camp is focused on building the next generation of leaders through the sport of competitive cheer. Led by current and former cheerleaders, we focus on positively impacting youth through movement, teamwork as well as athletic and character building skills. We work with girls at various age and skill levels.
Non-contact camp, led by current and former players, designed to improve beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill levels. Boys & girls ages 8-17 are grouped based on age and skill level. Fundamentals of all positions are taught.
Celebrity Football Game
The always popular, Celebrity Football Game brings former NFL players and celebrities together in a fun-filled game where they team up with local community and business leaders, and face off in a 7-on-7 flag football game. Teams are coached by current NFL players.
Player Meet and Greet + Autograph Signing
Visits, photos & autographs from the players are a huge hit with our children. Players and other celebrities share their time and encouraging words with our youth, making Gridiron Classic an experience they will never forget.