American Football Without Barriers (AFWB) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to use sports as a tool to help disadvantaged children reach higher levels of education and to live healthy and fit lifestyles. Founded by NFL professional athletes Breno Giacomini, Gary Barnidge, and civic leader Ahmed Awadallah, AFWB offers free football camps and clinics, leadership development and mentoring to disadvantaged youth around the world.
As current professional athletes and high-level business officers it has become our mission to seek and educate disadvantaged youth with core values of physical fitness, wellness, and education.
AFWB offers Bowling Fundraisers, Free Football camps and clinics(Domestic, and International), Scholarship programs, and Mentorship workshops.
AFWB’s mission is to provide at-risk and disadvantaged youth with opportunities that promote health and education.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where has American Football Without Barriers held events?
Recent football and leadership camps have been held internationally in the following countries:
2013 – China
2014 – Brazil
2015 – Turkey
2016 – Egypt
2017 – Finland
2018 – Portugal
In the US:
2014, 2016 – Middleburg, FL
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 – Malden, MA
2016 – Louisville, KY
Are any of the AFWB camps held in the United States?
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! AFWB is 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 to all football players in the rising grade levels as outlined by each camp. Camp sessions are dived up by the entering grade.
How much does the camp cost?
The camp is free to attendees. AFWB works hard to fundraise monetary donations to make the camp accessible to all young attendees.
When do you stop accepting registrations?
Camp registrations are first come, first serve. When the camp fills up, we will stop accepting online registrations. At this time we will not offer a waiting list.
Parents/Guardian – You must be present with your camper 30 minutes before the camp begins in order to complete registration and sign the waiver.
Camper – Bring your cleats/shoes, and your workout clothes. You won’t have time to change into your attire, so come 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 to stay up-to-date about AFWB activities around the United States and the world.
Are meals provided at specific camps?
Yes. AFWB will provide drinks for the campers; however Meals availability depends on the camp city.
My camper has special dietary needs. Are you able to accommodate that, and who should I contact?
Yes, if we are providing food 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 other drinks to camp?
It is not necessary for your camper to bring water or other drinks to camp. Campers are welcome to bring a water bottle to camp (please put your camper’s name on it). Water & Body Armor/Defiance Fuel or another energy drink are provided at all camp sessions.
Does my child need to have a physical prior to attending camp?
We strongly recommend that your child has a recent physical before attending camp. A medical release MUST be signed by the parent or guardian before the child participates in any activities.