Making an Impact

by Gridiron Media

Memphis,Tenn-Community service is something that runs deep in the Gridiron Developmental Football League. GDFL teams make every effort to give back to the community throughout the season. Giving back provides an opportunity for our teams to thank those who support them and make a difference in the lives of many. By encouraging skill development on and off the field, the GDFL and its service in our communities intend on preparing players for football and life. 

Recently, the Georgia Crush Organization and the Huntsville Rockets Organization held successful give back campaigns. When you can help pay back or give back to somebody else, you really begin to understand what life is all about." stated league CEO Charles Thompson. Our community's are what have sustained us and made us a mainstay. We are our brothers keeper" stated league COO Tracey Hardney Scott.

GDFL Commissioner George Burch,Thanked the young men of the Georgia Crush Professional Developmental Football team for helping with The Feed The City in Warner Robins,GA . They helped feed over 1500 families during this upcoming holiday season.


Feed the City is an event each year to make sure no family in middle Georgia is without food on Thanksgiving. It takes the CITY TO FEED THE CITY! Families from 27 surrounding cities came in 2013 to get food to prepare for their family and friends. We fed 2,000 families! With your help we can provide resources to reach many more families.

He also Thanked the Huntsville Rockets Professional Developmental Football team for helping with NAMI Walk. They had great time awarding Top Paw Awards. Thank you to all those that came out to support this event. NAMI Huntsville


NAMI-Huntsville is the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness serving the Huntsville-Madison County area. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

"If you know me then you know the only things more important to me than Sports is my family and People.These young men volunteered their time to help others which is not so common nowadays. I love and respect you fellas for it.stated,Burch". 

GDFL a has firm mission to mentor children and have players, coaches, and league personnel serve as role models in respective communities.