Our Mission

The mission of Tailgate for Troops, Inc. is to increase the morale and welfare of active duty service members and veterans through hosting tailgate parties at collegiate and professional sporting events, free of charge.  Tailgate for Troops will also, from time to time, distribute donated funds to organizations qualifying under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which provide notable services to active duty service members and/or veterans.

As the United States has been at war for 15 years, a generation of America’s sons and daughters has endured the trials and tribulations of combat.  Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Cost Guardsmen have spent years away from their families and friends, toiled through hot Iraqi summers and cold Afghan winters, and have, in some cases, selflessly given up their limbs and lives to ensure the American Citizens’ security.  The goal of our organization is to honor the service and sacrifices of our American Heroes by offering our sincerest thanks in the form of food and beverage - at no cost to the Service Members - at a variety of collegiate and professional sporting events, while they enjoy the freedoms for which they have fought so hard.

Tailgate for Troops was founded by a group Americans who have served and supported military causes and who now seek to serve the nation by tailgating for the Troops and advancing the principles of pre-game philanthropy.