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We have events throughout the year. Click below to check out what is coming up.

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The Board of Directors of the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation

Meet our Directors


The program equips middle school age youth to be achievement-oriented young adults.

See how it works

Who We are. Our mission


The foundation is built on these principles and strives to encourage students to develop the essential life and social skills that will make them leaders of tomorrow. Through education, leadership development and volunteerism;

TDDDF allows students to see the potential of their dreams in action... learn more


A Night with
Thomas Davis & Friends


Thomas Davis Youth Football Camp


2014 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year

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Upcoming Events

  1. A Night with Thomas Davis & Friends
    May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
  2. Free Football Camp
    May 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


By David Newton | ESPN.com There were tears. There was a challenge to dare to be great. There was an embrace with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. If you didn’t know what Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis was all about before Saturday night, you did after watching him receive the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award at the fourth annual NFL Honors awards show. Davis was overlooked in 2012 as the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year after successfully … read more

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Talking Football Fri Feb. 6, 2015 Fresh off earning the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis challenges his fellow players to make a difference. By Jenny Vrentas   Thomas Davis didn’t play in Super Bowl XLIX, but the Carolina Panthers linebacker still made an impact on Super Bowl weekend. On the eve of the big game, Davis received the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and used his platform to … read more