Mount Laurel, New Jersey, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NFL Alumni (NFLA) today announced a partnership with the University of North Carolina’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes (CRSA).

This partnership will provide NFLA members the opportunity to participate in the CRSA’s ongoing research and clinical programs which are aimed at improving the quality of life for former athletes.

“The CSRA has welcomed nearly 1,400 former athletes to our Chapel Hill-based center since opening our doors in 2001,” says Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, CSRA’s Executive Director. “We look forward to working closely with NFL Alumni leadership to identify predispositions to chronic medical issues in former players. We also will help treat those who may have already been afflicted.”

The Center’s research and clinical programs have helped improve the quality of life for hundreds of former athletes and helped these former players fully participate in many aspects of life after sports. Former players may be screened for research study opportunities by completing the Center’s General Health Survey. If eligible, players then will visit on-site clinics to be evaluated and introduced to potential interventions addressing issues affecting the highest quality of life.

“NFL Alumni is proud to announce its new partnership with the UNC’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes,” says NFL Alumni CEO Beasley Reece. “This partnership will assist members in managing their health with unique screenings that will provide educational resources for a better quality of life. We are pleased to be teaming with the staff at CSRA who support our “Caring for Our Own” mission.

About NFL Alumni:

NFL Alumni, a non-profit organization, is comprised of former NFL players, coaches, staffers, cheerleaders, spouses, and associate members whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The Alumni offers a variety of medical, financial, and social programs to help members lead healthy, productive and connected lives, as well as community initiatives under its “Caring for Kids” programs. Pro Football Legends is the commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni. For more information, please visit

About CRSA:

The Center for the Study of Retired Athletes’ vision is to empower all former athletes to be fit for life after sports through L.I.F.E.

Learn about the spectrum of physical and mental challenges that former athletes face.

Inform the sport and science communities about the physical and mental health needs and challenges of former athletes.

Facilitate the provision of medical care to former athletes in a clinical research setting.

Empower current athletes to actively transition to a healthy and fulfilling life after sport participation.

You can learn more from visiting our website at:

Michael Gaimari 
NFL Alumni 

Candice P. Goerger, MS 
Center for the Study of Retired Athletes