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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



Upcoming Events

  1. Queen City Car & Bike Show
    June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Celebrating athletes and fans who give back to their communities making life better for so many, “Game Changers,” hosted by “omg! Insider’s” Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need. The show stopped by our Youth Leadership Academy’s Graduate to check out the work of the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation. Watch the show.

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