News and Events

Upcoming Events:

Past News and Events:

  • January 12, 2016: Gridiron Heroes and Staff attend AFCA Convention. More info here
  • December 21, 2015: Gridiron Heroes receives Point of Light award. More info here
  • June 2, 2015: Gridiron Heroes Honored with a Proclamation from the Bexar County Commissioners for our Heads Up Tackling Camps.
  • April 10, 2014: Find thousands of coupons at more than 4,000 stores from NFL Shop to Bloomingdale's, and each time you shop, a donation will go to help Gridiron Heroes!  
  • February 28, 2014: Hispanic Organization Helping Others (H.O.H.O's) - Spurs & Pearls Benefit - 1010 N. Collins, Arlington, TX - View Information
  • January 18, 2014: Founders Eddie & Chris Canales were inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame during an Enshrinement Ceremony in Laredo, Texas. View Information
  • January 9, 2014: Founders of Gridiron Heroes Announced as 2014 Latin American Sports Hall of Fame Inductees | Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Laredo Country Club - Laredo, TX View Press Release
  • December 15, 2013: Lone Survivor Screening - Regal Live Oak Stadium 18 Theater - Live Oak, TX View Information
  • September 2013: Road Trip for Heroes - Dallas, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston - View Information
  • September 1, 2013: Labor of Rock - Blue Bonnet Palace - Selma, TX View Information
  • September 13 & 14, 2013: Softball Showdown (Celebrity Softball Game and Co-Ed Tournament) - Schertz, TX View Information
  • June 3 to August 30, 2013: Vote for Visual Net Design in the Social Madness Challenge! They are playing to win Gridiron Heroes $10,000! View Information | Vote!
  • May 6, 2013: San Antonio Quarterback Club Kicks Off New Season with Kliff Kingsbury - Earl Abel's - San Antonio, TX View Information
  • April 4, 2013: The Hill That Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story Won Best Documentary Feature in the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival! "Football Documentary a Must-See for Players, Parents" - The San Jose Mercury News - View Information | View Article
  • March 16, 2013: Bobby Hosea's Helmet-Free-Tackle Coaches Clinic - Tom Benson Stadium at the University of the Incarnate Word - San Antonio, TX View Information
  • February 1, 2013: Helmet Free Academy Marketing Packet View Information
  • November 24, 2012: Fundraiser to benefit Gridiron Heroes before and during UTSA vs. Texas State football game - Alamodome - San Antonio, TX View Information
  • October 22, 2012: Gridiron Heroes featured on ESPN E:60 "Busted Coverage" View Information | Watch Video
  • September 28, 2012: Gridiron Heroes Donates a Van to Injured Athlete Luis Morales - Vega, TX View Information | Read Article
  • August 3-4, 2012: Bobby Hosea Football Clinic - University of the Incarnate Word Football Facility - San Antonio, TX View Information
  • June 23, 2012: A Tribute to Red & Charline McCombs - JW Marriott, San Antonio, TX View Information
  • May 11, 2012: Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic - Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, TX View Information
  • April 25, 2012: 2012 NFL Draft Preview Party and Sports Expo benefitting Gridirion Heroes - Arlington, TX View Information
  • April 17, 2012: Guess the Birdies Deadline (Birdies for Charities) - San Antonio, TX View Information
  • April 13, 2012: Gridiron Heroes/Touchback Movie Fundraising Event - In select theaters April 13 View Information
  • December 11, 2011: Eddie Canales, founder of Gridiron Heroes, was honored at the 2011 CNN HEROES AWARDS SHOW! - Los Angeles, CA Watch Video
  • November 13, 2011: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon - San Antonio, TX View Information
  • November 11, 18-19, 2011: VATA / Valley Athletic Trainers Association will be promoting the Rio Grande Valley Fill The Helmet Drive to Benefit Gridiron Heroes View Information
  • November 4, 2011: Custom Team Towels by RJT Solutions - Kick off at the M&M Bowl (proceeds to benefit Gridiron Heroes) View Information
  • October 28, 2011: Gridiron Heroes Works Tirelessly to Help Paralyzed Athletes - AOL Sporting News View Article

  • October 16, 2011: Help Make Gridiron Heroes $250K - WOAI San Antonio News Watch Video

  • September 22, 2011: Eddie Canales has been named a TOP 10 CNN HERO! View Details
  • September 16 & 17, 2011: Softball Showdown (Celebrity Softball Game and Co-Ed Tournament) in Schertz, TX. View information
  • July 9, 2011: Gridiron Heroes will hold a Classic Car Show in July in the Ft. Worth area. - Download form
  • June 4, 2011: Gridiron Heroes 8th Annual Rio Grande Valley Golf Tournament / Tierra Santa Golf Club Weslaco, TX
    Click here to get more info | Registration Form | Sponsorship Form
  • June 3, 2011: Muscle Milk Celebrity Charity Basketball Tournament in Los Angeles, CA View information
  • San Antonio Quarterback Club Sets 2011 Schedule: First Summer Meeting on May 19, 2011 - View Schedule
  • May 13, 2011: "Beyond the Lights" Golf Tournament - Austin, TX View website
  • May 5, 2011: HOSA at Steele High School to Host a Powder Puff Football game to Benefit Gridiron Heroes. Games starts at 6:00pm
  • April 22, 2011: Join cast members of NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy Award winning television series Friday Night Lights for The Friday Night Lights Season 5 Red Carpet Premiere. Proceeds will benefit Gridiron Heroes. This is the FINAL SEASON, and this exclusive event will again be a sellout, so return your Reservation Form by April 1.
    View More Info | Click here to view and print the Reservation Form
  • April 22, 2011: Gridiron Heroes presented a new van to injured athlete Devin Hebert from Houston, TX. View Article and Video
  • April 16, 2011: Gridiron Heroes Football Coaching and Drill Clinic DATE CHANGE
    Rice University Department of Athletics, 6100 Main Street - MS 552, Houston, Texas, 77005
    Contact Wayne Hooks at 713-502-1976 (cell) or 713-348-4737 (office)
  • April 2011: Founder Eddie Canales featured in Athletic Business. View interview
  • March 29, 2011: View Jared's Story: (Project 24- The Jared Williams Story) View Article
  • December 10, 2010: Gridiron Heroes Founder Eddie Canales receives recognition Read Article
  • Gridiron Heroes were featured on the Today show!
    Josh Scheuling of Hondo and Devin Hebert of Houston were featured in a story about their Scuba diving trip with the Eels on Wheels program Watch Video
  • November 1, 2010: Chris Canales receives honor. Click here to preview video | Canales' jersey retired during halftime ceremony
  • November 6 & 7, 2010:"Gridiron Heroes Benefit Softball Tournament". View More Info
  • November 12, 2010: "Gridiron Heroes Fill the Helmet Drive". View More Info
  • November 14, 2010: Vicky Gallegos to run in the Rock N Roll Marathon for Gridiron Heroes!View More Info | Click here to view and print the pledge form
  • August 15th, 2010

    Football 101: Intro to football for woman! View Flyer | Download Flyer

  • July 30, 2010: ADA - American Disabilities Act - 20th anniversary Celebration.
    View Flyer | Download Flyer
  • June 17-25, 2010: Gridiron Heroes Bonaire Adventure. Get more info
  • June 12, 2010: Gridiron Heroes 7th Annual Rio Grande Valley Golf Tournament / Tierra Santa Golf Club Weslaco, TX
    Click here to get more info | Registration Form | Sponsorship Form
  • May 29, 2010: Gridiron Heroes Night / Indoor Football Roughnecks / Odessa, Texas
  • May 14, 2010: "Beyond the Lights" Golf Tournament / with Cast of Friday Nights Lights/ Austin, TX View Sponsorship Pack | View Website
  • Feb 18, 2010: 2009 Injured Football Player from DeSoto High School. View Story On or
  • Dec 24, 2009: Gridiron Heroes is starting to achieve national recognition! View article in MySA
  • Gridiron Heroes Featured in HBO Real Sports

    Nov 17, 2009: Real Sports with Bryant Gumble presents Gridiron Heroes. Learn More >

  • 2009 San Antonio Quarterback Club Speakers Schedule
  • Chris Canales inducted to spinal cord injury hall of fame!
  • Shop online with or simply do a search to raise funds for Gridiron Heroes! more information HERE.
  • May 18, 2009: 2009 Injured Football Player from DeSoto High School. View Story On or on
  • We have also been invited to bring some of our Dallas/ Ft.Worth area Gridiron Heroes to the TCU game next Saturday.
  • January 27, 2010: Gridiron Heroes mentioned on the National level. This article will hit the shelves in Time Magazine this week and subscribers will already have it. Written by the author of the book Friday Night Lights. Buzz Bissinger. This is a hard look at the sport of football. Learn More

    The film crew with Reel Aid who are creating a professional promo for Gridiron Heroes have received funding to follow us to the TCU game and visit with Jared Williams / injured at Dallas Pinkston who is attending rehab at Baylor. They have also invited Chris and I (all expenses paid) to the BCS National Championship game in Pasadena, California. The goal is to have us visit the young football player injured at Santa Monica. I have stayed in touch with the family.

The Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic will be held
Friday, May 14, 2010
at the WolfDancer Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency
Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Austin, TX .
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