The GridIron Foundation of Triumph (G.I.F.T.) In 2009, Alphonso Roundtree, Jr. had a vision to provide youth and the community of Houston with a special opportunity through the GridIron Classic. The G.I.C. was produced to give football fans a chance to get up-close and personal with current and former NFL players to put smiles on the faces of the less fortunate.
Camp participants are instructed by current and former NFL players. The G.I.C. has now evolved to complete Alphonso’s vision with the development of the GridIron Foundation of Triumph.
The G.I.F.T. provides training for life for under-privileged youth. The G.I.F.T. offers academic, athletic and life-skills training from respective current and former professionals to instill skills, characteristics and qualities in its youth that will propel them through life.
The G.I.F.T.’s purpose is to prepare our youth for success through life. The G.I.F.T.’s Family shows
adolescents and teens the importance of dedication, confidence, professionalism, motivation, hard-
work, teamwork and leadership. The G.I.F.T. Family extends training mentorship to the youth to excel
as leaders in developing strong and healthy foundations for life.