American Football Without Barriers (AFWB) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to use sports as a tool to help disadvantaged children live healthy and fit lifestyles through the core values of physical fitness, wellness, and education. Founded by retired NFL players Gary Barnidge and Breno Giacomini, and corporate executive Ahmed Awadallah, AFWB offers free football camps and clinics, leadership development and mentoring to men, women and children around the world. AFWB’s efforts are not limited to the gridiron. While the contingent is in each country that AFWB visits, the players and staff also do community visits and humanitarian work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where has American Football Without Barriers held events?
AFWB football camps and leadership clinics have been held internationally in the following countries:
2020 – Hungary
2019 – Germany
2018 – Portugal
2017 – Finland
2016 – Egypt
2015 – Turkey
2014 – Brazil
2013 – China
In the United States, AFWB has held camps and clinics in the following cities:
2014-19 – Malden, MA
2016 – Louisville, KY
2014, 2016 – Middleburg, FL
How can my company support AFWB’s mission?
AFWB currently offers three tiers of corporate sponsorship. Promotional elements can be tailored specifically with your company’s marketing and corporate social responsibility goals, objectives and budget in mind. For more information about AFWB corporate sponsorships, please email email@example.com.
How can I individually support AFWB’s mission?
AFWB accepts donations. We are a registered 501c3 non-profit organization in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, organized as the AFWB Foundation, Inc. All donations are tax-deductible and go towards supporting AFWB programs. We can provide you with an official donation letter and federal tax identification number by reaching out at our contact information below.
Are camps open to boys and girls?
AFWB camps are open men, women and children of all ages and the camp sessions are divided accordingly.
How much do AFWB camps cost to attend?
AFWB camps are FREE for all participants. AFWB works with donors and corporate partners to raise contributions to make these camps free-of-charge and accessible to all.
When do you stop accepting registrations?
Camp registrations are first-come, first-served. Once a camp reaches capacity, online registrations will be disabled. If applicable, a waiting list link will be provided.
Do parents/guardians need to be present?
For youth campers (under the age of 18) a parent or guardian must be present with your camper 30 minutes prior to the start of the camp to complete the camp registration and sign the camp waiver. For all campers under the age of 18, a medical release MUST be signed by the parent or guardian before the child is allowed to participate in any camp activities.
What should I bring?
All campers should wear workout clothes or their football uniform, including cleats/shoes. Locker rooms aren’t always available so please arrive dressed and ready to start the day!
Once I register, when will we receive additional details and instructions about the camp?
Any additional information will be sent to you via the email address you provided on the camp registration. We will also add you to our newsletter distribution to keep you up-to-date on all AFWB camps and activities.
Are meals provided at AFWB camps?
No, meals are not provided, unless otherwise noted.
My camper has special dietary needs. Are you able to accommodate that, and who should I contact?
Yes, if meals are provided, we are generally able to accommodate special dietary needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests at least 7 days prior to the start of the camp.
Does my camper need to bring water or sports drinks with them to camp?
Water is provided, however campers are encouraged to hydrate for at least 24-48 hours prior to each camp and bring water or sport drinks with them.