Former Players

Event Name: NFLPA Smocks & Jocks

Location: Olive & Ivy Restaurant (7135 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251)

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time: 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

TICKETS: The ticket hotline is 202-756-9168 or email

More:  The NFL Players Association will hold its annual art auction and jazz brunch, supporting the Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust and Opportunity House.  


The Gene Upshaw Players Assistance Trust assists former players who are facing financial hardship due to unforeseen crisis, unaffordable medical situations and players who wish to go back to school to finish their undergraduate degrees.

Opportunity House is a community outreach program for underserved elementary-school age children in Avondale, Arizona. Eight years ago Opportunity House added an art class summer session for its students in conjunction with other local arts organizations.

Artwork from active and former players and others connected to professional football will be auctioned as part of the charity event.