Alumni Football by Gridiron Alumni – Alumni Football in the USA

Alumni Football CommunityGridiron Alumni puts on Alumni Football Games all across the USA. To date, we have done alumni football games in California, Nevada, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

For the coming years, Gridiron Alumni plans to expand it’s operations to Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Virginia. If you are in Colorado, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Mississippi, or any other state not listed here, please DO NOT HESITATE to contact us about a game. As long as we can get enough players to play, we will put your game on. We truly are all over the USA. 

Alumni Football by Gridiron Alumni – Charity Fundraisers

Alumni Football CommunityAlumni Football games are a way for us to go to communities and try to make them better than they were when we left them.  Football builds character, sportsmanship, and teamwork.  Alumni football becomes an extension of your community.  We have had such a blast putting these contests on. Since 2010, Gridiron Alumni has raised over $240,000 for schools and charities.

Even though we rent the facilities from the schools, we have decided as a part of our Mission Statement to let the host school run the concessions and earn funds for it’s programs.  If the school for some reason turns it down, then we offer the concessions to a local charity.  These events are generally well attended and it’s a great opportunity for the school or charity to raise a lot of money.  Not only do we give away the concession booth, which can make between $1000 and $10,000, we work with your school or charity to TURN A GAME INTO AN EVENT.  Here are some of the things we encourage you to do:

  • Sell “Alumni” apparel or even just your normal school clothing.
  • Create a carnival with booths
  • Dunk the Teacher
  • School Bake Sale
  • 50/50 Raffles
  • Silent Auctions
  • Gate Share*

We weren’t put on this earth to just help ourselves.  We were put on this earth to help others.  We make a living helping people.  It’s a pretty nice gig.

Gate Share* is not guaranteed. Please contact your coordinator to find out how you can be eligible for gate share.

Gridiron Alumni Football Mission Statement

Alumni Football Across the USA by Gridiron Alumni

Our Mission Statement

We strive to provide an amazing football experience for players and a fantastic event for fans. We also work use these games as a way to bring back men’s youth and raise money for charity.  While we are not a non-profit organization, we work with many non-profits and our games have raised over $100,000.  Our goal is to energize communities through one of the best games every played.  This energy comes in two forms:

Health: Our country has an epidemic of obesity.  Former players find themselves with a real goal that they can grab hold of and get back in shape.  Guys who haven’t went for a run in a decade start lifting weights, watching what they eat, and running around the field with their friends.  Each game, I have at least 3 people walk up to me and tell me that they’ve lost 30 pounds or more since training for one of our games. 

Families:  Families have been transformed through Gridiron Alumni football.  We all want to be involved in community. Often times, men fall into a rut, focusing on work and activities without anything that they can do for just themselves.  With alumni football, men have something that is 100% for them.  They get to run around and play a game with people just like them.  With this new focus, men actually enjoy their lives more and connect better with their families and friends. I have had wives tell me that alumni football has transformed their lives and brought back a spark that they hadn’t seen for a while. 

Sounds too good to be true? We wish we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard that.  Gridiron Alumni football is 100% real.  It happens almost every weekend in America.  Go to our Facebook Page and look at the hundreds of photos and videos from REAL games. Even if you don’t believe it’s going to happen, sign up now!  You’ll be happily mistaken!

Founder’s Bio

Gridiron Alumni allows the boys of Fall to play one more time.

After high school, only a handful of players go on to college.  After college, it’s pretty much over for everyone but a chosen few.


I am excited about the ability to give these former players the ability to play one more time.  As a bonus, I often allow those host schools to earn money for their schools OR charities through various ways including concessions, apparel, and carnival-like fairs.  These games draw a lot of people and the amount of money raised is only limited by your imagination and your willingness to work.

Gridiron Alumni is incorporated in California.  I like people to contact us through email since we’re often on the road.

Meet the Founder

Chris HallChris Hall

Personal Bio: Chris was born and raised in Redding, CA. He went to Shasta High School in Redding, CA along with Shasta Junior College.  Chris attended Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.  He graduated Magna Cum Lauded and earned a degree in Business Administration. Chris worked in sales and marketing for power house corporations such as Pfizer pharmaceuticals and Patterson Dental for the last 15 years.  He also has his hand in several successful businesses.  Chris fell in love with the concept of alumni football in 2008 in a game between his alma mater and their cross town rival.  He knows first hand that the event is transforming and wanted to be involved immediately. When the opportunity arose, Chris began Gridiron Alumni, Inc. and loves what he does.  He is has been married to his wife, Barbara, for over 16 years and they have a boy and a girl.


Professional Bio:  Chris is no stranger to business or sales.  He grew up in the family restaurant and started bussing tables at 12 years old.  After almost a decade of sales and management experience, he started working as a salesperson for Pfizer pharmaceuticals.  He was a Cardiovascular Specialist, calling on Cardiologists in Northern California and was often thought of as the go-to guy in his District and Region.  Although Chris was the most awarded and senior representative in Northern California, he was laid off in 2009.  Rather than jumping back into pharmaceuticals, he used this opportunity to find out what he wanted to be when he grew up. After playing in his first alumni football game, he knew he’d found his calling.  About 14 short months after, he incorporated his business and started buying equipment.  In February 2011, he put together his first game in his hometown.  The rest is history in the making.


Football Bio:  Chris was the MVP for the Northern Athletic League, All Superior California and a standout at Shasta Junior College.  While at Azusa Pacific, Chris earned national attention in his junior year as an Academic All-American.  His Senior year, he was picked as a Pre-Season All-American at Azusa.  He led the team in tackles both years he was there.  Chris also lends his talents to local football programs. In 2011, he coached a semi-pro team in Redding, call the Redding Heat and led them to an 11-2 record and a Northern Conference PCFL Championship. In 2012, he had a great time coaching his little girl’s flag football team.

Chris Hall Alumni Football PlayerAlumni Bio:  Chris is not just the creator of Gridiron Alumni, he’s an alumni football player, too!  He has played in 3 games in the last 3 years and plans on playing many others.  He was a 38 year old couch potato, like most of you.  When he heard about the game, he really didn’t know if he was going to play.  One of his buddies worked on him via Facebook and then finally convinced him, saying he had played in one for another team a while back.  When he finally decided to play, he said “No way I’m going out there to embarrass myself. I need to get in shape.”  He immediately started going to the local Crossfit.  If you want to get into the best shape of your life, join a fitness program like Crossfit.  It needs to be called “Athletic conditioning,” “Metabolic conditioning,” or something like that, lifting weights and running is not the same. It’s been a long time for some of you, but being “in shape” and being in “athletic condition” are two separate things.  His seriousness paid off.  He took home the Defensive MVP for my game, where they outscored their opponent 42-6.  As much as he enjoyed playing, he knew that he could take this idea and use his business sense, marketing, and sales skills to take it to the next level.

Thanks for reading all of this. I hope you immediately leave from here and FIND A GAME!

My Pledge: I want to make every event special. I don’t want to be the biggest. I want to be the best!

I’m not just the creator of Gridiron Alumni, I’m an alumni football player, too!




LOGLINE: Every town has a football rivalry.  They are all the same, yet all unique. Gridiron Alumni would travel around the country, highlighting some of the fiercest and most unique high school football rivalries and put on an full contact alumni football game. The show would be about the rivalry itself, the players who are playing, and the game. 



We started Gridiron Alumni in 2010. Since then, we have put on over 40 games. This year, we expect to do another 30 games. Our idea is to give guys a chance to play one more time. Football is one of the only sports where when you hang up your helmet, you’re done. You can keep playing basketball. You can keep play baseball, but you’re out of luck when it comes to football….


We are excited to bring football back to those who have lost it. If you have ever played football before, you know that the comradery cannot be matched. It is an important drug that flows through our blood and we cannot shake the feeling that we can still do it. Gridiron Alumni provides men with not only the ability to play football one more time, but to reach that part of them that seemed like it was lost forever. 


Sure, this is a great idea and sounds like a ton of fun, but what makes it a show?


Football is the #1 consumed product on television. US Consumers will sit down and watch hours and hours of football television on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. Now, ESPN, NBC and other major networks are covering the Spring scrimmage games. Recently to market Esquire Network is doing a reality series about youth football in Texas.  Our country loves football. Football is what sells and we are football. 


Our average player is a working class guy, mid 20’s to mid 30’s.  These games are exciting and well attended by the mid 20’s to mid 50’s male and female demographic. We feel that the appeal of this show lies with the interest in not only the rivalry, but with the kind of person who would play. These games cover the myriad of emotions. I have seen more grown men cry than hardly anybody I know. There is a spirtual connection with football and giving guys back their first love is a very emotional time. We also encourage EXCESSIVE celebration, so there are plenty of fantastic opportunites for touchdown dances and other choreographed celebrations. 

We had players who have never played before because they got their girlfriend pregnant in high school and had to quit to get a job. We have had players play again, wearing the number of a deceased friend, brother, father, or fallen soldier. We have had a helicopter fly in a game ball. We have had police escorts of players as they travel from the locker room to the field. You name it, we can make it happen. here have even been marriage proposals on the field. Every week, we are guaranteed that there will be great football; good hits, great plays, etc. But we also know, there will be real people with real circumstances in real life. 


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Ready to relive those glory days?  We provide all of the football gear to play in an Alumni Football games.  We do all of the planning, secure fields, hire officials, and everything else.  You just show up ready to supply the great hits.  And it’s not just football. We work with host schools and give them a unique opportunity to raise money for their school or charity. We at Gridiron Alumni are dedicated to providing former players one more chance to play football, along with one of the most unique and fun ways to raise money for schools or charities. To sign up, go to the top of this page and enter your school in the REGISTER NOW field. 




Ready to relive those glory days?  We provide all of the football gear to play in an Alumni Football games.  We do all of the planning, secure fields, hire officials, and everything else.  You just show up ready to supply the great hits.  And it’s not just football. We work with host schools and give them a unique opportunity to raise money for their school or charity. We at Gridiron Alumni are dedicated to providing former players one more chance to play football, along with one of the most unique and fun ways to raise money for schools or charities. To sign up, go to the top of this page and enter your school in the REGISTER NOW field.

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