Black & Gold Classic
The Black & Gold Classic is not just another event for the military. They use their standing as NFL players to bring awareness to the needs of service members and their families. Their mission comes from the heart and experience of just how much these men and women give to protect our nation.
Stan Brock is a former NFL lineman who played 13 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, 3 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and was both the Offensive Line coach and Head Coach for West Point military academy. When he saw one of his linemen lying in the hospital bed after losing his leg during a deployment, something changed. Looking around at these men and women risking everything for us, he knew that he needed to do something to support them. And that was the beginning of the Black and Gold Classic.
Stan Brock’s Black & Gold now holds events in Grand Isle, LA and in Portland, OR. They give the people attending their events amazing outdoors experiences from fishing with local professional guides to shooting clays over the Gulf of Mexico, holding corporate and public events so that everyone can support our military members.
Each year they choose organizations to support, most recently the Special Operations Warrior Foundation – supporting the families and children of those injured and KIA and First to Fight Foundation – helping service members transitioning out of the military. By raising money for these organizations, the Black & Gold has helped support the families of 35 special forces military KIA since May of 2018, along with their spouses and 77 children now living without their mom or dad. They have also been able to assist the thousands of service members transitioning out of the military with career services, community, and other resources.
You can find more information on their website at www.stanbrocksblackandgold.com.