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I just wanted to take a minute to thank you personally for the donation of a signed Rex Ryan Football to our gift auction. I am very excited to add it to the auction I am sure it will garner a great deal of enthusiasm and ultimately funds for our foundation.I was just on your website and then FB page and I am so impressed with what you do for today’s youth. As a fellow, albeit at a MUCH lower level, athlete I am all too familiar with the benefits of Athletics on the lives of our youth. Your mission is a proud and necessary one. Thanks for all you do, and for your support of my cause.If I can ever repay the favor don’t hesitate to ask
Brian A. Flaherty, Denise Marie Flaherty Mem. Foundation Inc., President 2013
"I wish to once again thank Damian and Darian for giving our young people a wonderful experience this past Wednesday. The young people truly had a great time and the rain did not damper their spirits. Look forward to discussing some possibilities with you guys in the fall. Once again, thank you!"
Dordy Jourdain Executive Director Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA 2013
Damian, Thanks again for speaking at our I Have a Dream milestone celebration. The kids LOVED you. I wanted to share one story with you. One of the kids that was there that night is currently repeating the 7th grade. This year he has continued to do poorly in school and we were worried that he might be held back again. However, this past month he all of sudden stepped up his game and started handing in over due assignments and making up his work. The school was thrilled. When an IHD staff member asked him what changed for him, he said it was listening to your speech! You really got through to him!I just wanted you to know that what you do really matters and changes the course of the lives of the kids you come into contact with. We would love to set up a mini-football camp or one day event with you in the fall. I'll be in touch. Until then be well,
Nora Lisman 2013
"I had a great time at Damian's camp this year. It's such a joy to see players that have done and been through so much still come back and help the youth. To see so many former guys I played with and against on the gridiron, join forces to give back to the community, not because they have to but because they want to, was a great feeling of purpose. The way those kids listened and were attentive to the knowledge was very inspiring to know that the youth can and will have a future. Keep it up My Brotha, The World and the Community need more like you!"
Todd J. Duckett
Marketing & Business Development
Former NFL Running Back
"The Gridiron Institute Summer Camp was an awesome experience for me to be involved in. I truly believe in what Coach Damian Gregory is bringing to the youth and the community; exposing them to not only sound fundamental football skills but also to be around strong, positive, successful men that have a heart for the youth. As well, this camp provides a memorable and life-changing event for youth to grow as athletes and learn how to compete and take directions and be disciplined. The classroom teaching sessions help reinforce personal responsibility and accountability with their life choices as well how to create a life plan to accomplish their goals. Thank you for the opportunity to share in this experience."
Brian W. Alford
"My experience with GridIron Group, has been a blessing, a learning experience, inspiring, and a joy to be apart of. The Love and Passion that GridIron's founder and President Damian Gregory has for everything he does is palpable, just being around him you can feel his emotion for the growth and education of the kids, the city of Lansing, Sexton H.S., and his firm belief in using Football and other sports as a tool to achieve other goals and become more successful in the game of life. I really enjoy having the opportunity to teach the kids some of the lessons I've learned over the years of being involved in sports, and hope that I gave each of them something to hold on to, remember and learn from. I am grateful for them taking the time out of their summer and coming to a football camp and fighting through the heat because they didn't have to be there but they wanted to be and they competed through everything I or any of the other coaches threw at them. Though they came to learn from me, I also learned a lot from them. Once again I'd like to thank Damian and GridIron Group."
Jesse R. Miller
Offensive Lineman Michigan State University 2004-2008
"I am very proud to be a partner and affiliate with GridIron G.A.N.G. Inc. With so many opportunities available for our youth to go astray and get in to destructive behaviors it was awesome to get together a group of professional athletes, coaches, and speakers to work with children from all backgrounds to inspire our youth first, through Hard Work & Discipline, and to dream, and to dream big. I really enjoyed the experience and can't wait until the next.
Super Bowl Champion '00 Baltimore Ravens - AFC Champion '02 Oakland Raiders
"I would like to thank you for an amazing camp. Ja'Coby really enjoyed
it, he still hasn't stopped talking about it. We look forward to next
Jen Gilmore 2012
"This was the first time my son, Julian was able to participate in this particular football camp and he enjoyed the whole thing. It was great to get the kids ready for their football seasons and the school year right around the corner. I think this is an excellent program and truly appreciate your ability to give back to Lansing. Too many people don't remember where they came from and just continue on with their lives. Giving back to a community that once invested into you and who you have become must be a true blessing for you to witness to excitement in each of the young men that attended your camp!!"
Amber Pitts 2012
"I wanted to thank you and your team for providing our campers with a successful football clinic. The campers enjoyed themselves and learned a lot in such a short time. I have received nothing but positive feedback from the campers and staff, and many of our campers wanted to know if/when we would be having a clinic again. I believing building on this past thursday's football clinic is something we should definitely discuss moving forward. Please extend my thanks to your team and I look forward to working with you in the future."
Jawaan Ramsay 2012
"Former NFL Defensive Lineman Coaching Kids! Book Damian Gregory for coaching on Thuzio NOW!http://bit.ly/SVg8LN "Damian truly did an exceptional job coaching my son and his team. Damian was everything and more of what Thuzio seeks to deliver to its clients. He arrived prepared and on schedule, was exceptionally kind and generous with his time, and he went out of his way to ensure that it was a valuable and memorable experience for everyone—and indeed it was. In sum, Damian was a terrific ambassador for the company and a validation of the exceptional value that is possible when you put the right people together. Great work! Thanks very much."
Todd A.Higgins Esq 2012
My son Julian was a camper this weekend in Lansing. Unfortunately he could only attend for one day due to other obligations. Even with just the one day he has gained so much. I wanted to express how very impressed I was! My son had a great time! He enjoyed the football drills, got a lot of inspiration from the guest speakers, and gained additional skills not only with football. As for myself, the organaztion with all the campers was amazing. That is a hard task to accomplish and it was executed flawlessly! I wanted to thank you and all the volunteers! BRAVO!!!!! This camp is great for our community and I look forward to having him attend again.
Misty Hull 2013
I'd like to take this time to say thanks to Damian Gregory and his gridiron family for coming up and showing our boys it is possible to see your dreams become reality! He comes back and gives to his community!!!!! Every year, unlike the brotha that thinks he's from los Angeles ! AND A FEW MORE OF YALL !!! He gives to these kids and it comes from the heart!!! I'm proud to say you were my teammate! I'm proud to be from the same hood as you brotha and I'm proud to call you friend! To me what Damian and gridiron'S doing in Lansing is MAGIC!!!!! THANKS LIL BRO!!! FOREAL, THANK YOU!!!!!!
Aaron Blankenburg 2013
Just saw my son on TV (Fox 47) catching a pass at the Gridiron football camp!!! A sign of the future!! A big thanks to my friend Damian Gregory for giving back to the community.... keep up the great work
Shaloona Banks 2013
Although I’m exhausted, Volunteering this weekend was Awesome! It’s a great feeling watching our youth get motivated & show determination to win! S/O to Damian Gregory for making it happen! “My Hat Goes Off To You My Brother” for putting together such a great experience for everyone involved! Keep doing your thing… We are proud to have served our community!!
Latonya McGary 2013