When Pat Tillman left behind his NFL contract to serve his country, he did something no one expected. When he turned down an offer to leave the military and return to the NFL after one tour overseas, he did something no one would forget. His sacrifice sparked a movement that has lasted nearly 20 years – a movement that challenges us all to become the best versions of ourselves.
Pat lit the torch and Tillman Scholars will lead us forward with it.
Tillman Scholars are military service members, veterans, and spouses who believe that their greatest years of service are not behind them, but ahead. Their character and experiences uniquely position them to be the leaders we need today and tomorrow. With your donations, the Pat Tillman Foundation can bridge the gap between their learning and their impact. Our Tillman Scholars continue to prove that no matter the challenge, they can and will face it head on and they will ignite impact. Between now and December 31st, the Pat Tillman Foundation must raise $200,000 to continue empowering Tillman Scholars.
Like Pat, you ignite impact by donating to fund Tillman Scholar scholarships.
MAKE IT MONTHLY WITH TEAM 226
Pat Tillman consistently proved throughout his lifetime that he could outperform anyone’s expectations for him — and he showed it when he went from being drafted 226th in 1998 to becoming the Arizona Cardinal’s starting safety. That spirit and tenacity is behind Team 226, a monthly membership program presented by DraftKings that sustains our Tillman Scholars program throughout the year and brings our most committed supporters deeper into our community.
Donate Your Vehicle to support ptf
Vehicles For Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit vehicle donation program dedicated to providing funding that will help to build better lives for all of our nation’s veterans and their families. To donate your vehicle, visit their website here.
Witness the impact of our Tillman Scholars
The proof is in the pudding. Your commitment and passion for the Pat Tillman Foundation has cultivated a community of leaders whose ability to make their impacts. Thank you for your continued support!
Looking for other ways to get involved?
There are endless opportunities to get involved! Check out some of our most popular options here or go to our Get Involved page for more information.
Shop our store
When you purchase an item from the PTF Store, you support our Tillman Scholars program — military veterans and spouses making an impact every day. 100% of net proceeds from your purchase support the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Run For Team Tillman
Team Tillman is a community of everyday athletes who participate as a team or individually in marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, cycling, and more to honor Pat’s legacy and fundraise to empower the Tillman Scholars.
Pints For Pat
Pat’s story and enthusiasm for life bring together communities from across the country to raise a pint in his honor. Organize or attend a Pints for Pat event near you to benefit the Tillman Scholar Program.