Founded in 2003, the Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago (RPFPC) is the charitable arm of the NFL Players Association, Former Players - Chicago Chapter. Established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the RPFPC is comprised of former professional football players who work voluntarily to support Chicagoland causes and charities. RPFPC primarily aims to raise funds for its annual academic scholarship program and football equipment grant program for local youth.

The NFL Players Association, Former Players - Chicago Chapter is one of 33 former NFL players chapters in the nation. The primary function of the organization is to serve as a support system to former players and help members transition from their playing careers to life after football. The organization also aims to leverage its platform for the greater good and give back to the local community. In 2012, the Chicago Chapter was voted "Chapter of the Year" for its outstanding charitable work within the Chicagoland community.


RPFPC aims to support local youth academically and athletically through charitable endeavors. Through regular engagement and interaction, we are proud to give back to the community that has shown our players and members tremendous support over the years both on and off the field, while setting the standard for other chapters across the nation. Most importantly, we are committed to developing and strengthening our programs, which provide youth with safe and proper playing equipment and support college tuition costs to ensure the academic and athletic success of deserving young individuals.


The NFLPA established the Former Player Services Department (FPSD) in 1984 to provide an active voice within the organization for all former professional football players. As a former player, you have an entire department at the NFLPA dedicated to your needs, facilitated through your local chapter. Members of the NFLPA and RPFPC will have access to a number of exclusive benefits and resources, complimentary and discounted services, assistance in navigating the Professional Athletes Foundation and Players Assistance Trust, networking opportunities, lifetime of advocacy and empowerment, and more.

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