WHO WE ARE

Players Coalition is structured as an independent 501(c)(3) (charity) and 501(c)(4) (advocacy) organization, working with over 1400 professional athletes, coaches and owners across leagues to improve social justice and racial equality in our country


Players Coalition was founded in 2017 by co-founders Anquan Boldin, NFL 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, and Malcolm Jenkins, 2017 NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White winner, and is governed by a Task Force Board of 11 voting members.


We continue to grow in numbers of ambassadors with the collective goal of MAKING AN IMPACT ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUALITY at the federal, state, and local levels through advocacy, awareness, education, and allocation of resources.

Our supporters are solution-focused and invest personal time and resources to educate themselves on various issues affecting their communities with the goal of identifying where their influence can have the greatest impact.


Players Coalition involvement spans across the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLS, NWSL, USL, and PLL.

THE ORGANIZATION

Players Coalition is purposely made up of two affiliated, legally distinct tax-exempt organizations.

A public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to provide public benefit through education, community programs and resources to support grassroots organizations delivering direct services strengthening police & community relations and education & economic advancement opportunities.

A campaigning and advocacy organization recognized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code taking action to achieve social justice and racial equality by pressing lawmakers to support effective policies and programs to end systemic inequality and racism through criminal justice reform.

OUR VALUE

Our country is divided in an unprecedented, pivotal moment in time where social injustices and racial disparities permeate our nation. With heightened awareness and mainstream attention focused on these inequalities, Players Coalition is tactically positioned to challenge dominant power structures, build mass popular support, and use culture to shift policy and change lives.

By tackling key issues with guidance from a variety of evidence-based, subject matter experts, Players Coalition members have become credible messengers to generate mass popular support and mobilize action to highlight and correct the systemic and civic inequalities in our country.

EQUITY. JUSTICE. NOW.
MEET THE TASK FORCE
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ANQUAN BOLDIN
CO-FOUNDER

Anquan Boldin is a former NFL wide receiver, three-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl Champion. As co-founder of the Players Coalition, Boldin’s focuses include bail reform, education, economic advancement, policing, prosecutor accountability, and voting.

“We don't stop. Until the systems at play that keep people disenfranchised are completely refined or eradicated, we will continue to fight for what is right. Each win is a good win, but for now, there is always more work to be done.”

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MALCOLM JENKINS
CO-FOUNDER

Malcolm Jenkins is a three-time Pro-Bowler, two-time Super Bowl Champion, 2017 NFLPA Byron Whizzer White Award Winner, and safety for the New Orleans Saints. As co-founder of the Players Coalition, Jenkins’ focuses include bail reform, Clean Slate, policing, probation & parole, prosecutor accountability, and voting.

“It’s not about one victory, one issue, or one person, it’s about doing whatever it takes to right the deep-rooted wrongs that plague the history and present times of this country.”


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CHRIS LONG
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Chris Long is a former NFL defensive end, 2x Super Bowl Champion, and 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. As a Players Coalition Task Force Member Long’s focuses include clean slate and drug reform.

“Just because there’s an incremental step made, there’s always a wrong to right. You can’t get complacent in expecting a system that works for everyone. We have a very long way to go.”


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DEVIN MCCOURTY
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Devin McCourty is a two-time Pro-Bowler, three-time Super Bowl Champion, defensive captain for the New England Patriots, and Chair of the Players Coalition Education & Economic Advancement committee. As a Players Coalition Task Force Member, McCourty’s focuses include bail reform, education, and prosecutor accountability.

“The Fight Continues means not settling for small victories. It’s the mentality and understanding that there’s a lot of work to be done and we will continue to do that work no matter what.”


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DOUG BALDWIN
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Doug Baldwin is a former NFL wide receiver, two-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl Champion. As a Task Force Member, Baldwin’s focuses include policing and education.

“There is more work to be done. We have come a long way but we have a long way to go.”


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DEMARIO DAVIS
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Demario Davis is an All-Pro linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, 2020 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award Finalist, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. His focuses include education, funding public defenders, voting, and prosecutor accountability.

“The fight is a marathon, not a sprint. Also, it’s a relay, not a single man race. So with that, we must be persistent and we must do our part in our leg of the race.”


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BENJAMIN WATSON
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Benjamin Watson is a former NFL tight end, Super Bowl Champion, and 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Finalist. As a Players Coalition Task Force Member, Watson focuses on education and juvenile justice.

“Now is our time to celebrate and protect what has been gained, identify what must be given, and Mobilize to obtain it. The fight for justice continues.”


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KELVIN BEACHUM
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Kelvin Beachum is an NFL offensive tackle, 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominee, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. Beachum’s focuses include bail reform, education & prosecutor accountability.

“We have the power to elicit change. Our input and demand for accountability can improve social and economic outcomes for our country.”


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TORREY SMITH
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Torrey Smith is a former NFL wide receiver, 2x Super Bowl Champion, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. Smith’s focuses include education & economic advancement.

“The work isn’t done. We have to keep pressing forward.”


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Josh Norman
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Josh Norman is a cornerback for the Buffalo Bills, Pro Bowler, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. Norman’s focus is on education.

“The great thing about the Coalition is that no one is expected to just focus everything in one area. Everyone is encouraged to get out there and find something you’re really passionate about.”


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JOSH MCCOWN
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Josh McCown is an NFL quarterback and Players Coalition Task Force Member. McCown’s focuses include education and economic advancement. McCown has also pushed for accountability in law enforcement.

“There is nothing more special than being a part of a team and knowing that everyone is fighting for the same thing. That is why I take pride in what the NFL and the Players Coalition have committed to working on together.”


MEET THE TASK FORCE
×
ANQUAN BOLDIN
CO-FOUNDER

Anquan Boldin is a former NFL wide receiver, three-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl Champion. As co-founder of the Players Coalition, Boldin’s focuses include bail reform, education, economic advancement, policing, prosecutor accountability, and voting.

“We don't stop. Until the systems at play that keep people disenfranchised are completely refined or eradicated, we will continue to fight for what is right. Each win is a good win, but for now, there is always more work to be done.”

×
MALCOLM JENKINS
CO-FOUNDER

Malcolm Jenkins is a three-time Pro-Bowler, two-time Super Bowl Champion, 2017 NFLPA Byron Whizzer White Award Winner, and safety for the New Orleans Saints. As co-founder of the Players Coalition, Jenkins’ focuses include bail reform, Clean Slate, policing, probation & parole, prosecutor accountability, and voting.

“It’s not about one victory, one issue, or one person, it’s about doing whatever it takes to right the deep-rooted wrongs that plague the history and present times of this country.”


×
CHRIS LONG
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Chris Long is a former NFL defensive end, 2x Super Bowl Champion, and 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. As a Players Coalition Task Force Member Long’s focuses include clean slate and drug reform.

“Just because there’s an incremental step made, there’s always a wrong to right. You can’t get complacent in expecting a system that works for everyone. We have a very long way to go.”


×
DEVIN MCCOURTY
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Devin McCourty is a two-time Pro-Bowler, three-time Super Bowl Champion, defensive captain for the New England Patriots, and Chair of the Players Coalition Education & Economic Advancement committee. As a Players Coalition Task Force Member, McCourty’s focuses include bail reform, education, and prosecutor accountability.

“The Fight Continues means not settling for small victories. It’s the mentality and understanding that there’s a lot of work to be done and we will continue to do that work no matter what.”


×
DOUG BALDWIN
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Doug Baldwin is a former NFL wide receiver, two-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl Champion. As a Task Force Member, Baldwin’s focuses include policing and education.

“There is more work to be done. We have come a long way but we have a long way to go.”


×
DEMARIO DAVIS
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Demario Davis is an All-Pro linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, 2020 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award Finalist, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. His focuses include education, funding public defenders, voting, and prosecutor accountability.

“The fight is a marathon, not a sprint. Also, it’s a relay, not a single man race. So with that, we must be persistent and we must do our part in our leg of the race.”


×
BENJAMIN WATSON
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Benjamin Watson is a former NFL tight end, Super Bowl Champion, and 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Finalist. As a Players Coalition Task Force Member, Watson focuses on education and juvenile justice.

“Now is our time to celebrate and protect what has been gained, identify what must be given, and Mobilize to obtain it. The fight for justice continues.”


×
KELVIN BEACHUM
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Kelvin Beachum is an NFL offensive tackle, 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominee, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. Beachum’s focuses include bail reform, education & prosecutor accountability.

“We have the power to elicit change. Our input and demand for accountability can improve social and economic outcomes for our country.”


×
TORREY SMITH
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Torrey Smith is a former NFL wide receiver, 2x Super Bowl Champion, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. Smith’s focuses include education & economic advancement.

“The work isn’t done. We have to keep pressing forward.”


×
Josh Norman
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Josh Norman is a cornerback for the Buffalo Bills, Pro Bowler, and Players Coalition Task Force Member. Norman’s focus is on education.

“The great thing about the Coalition is that no one is expected to just focus everything in one area. Everyone is encouraged to get out there and find something you’re really passionate about.”


×
JOSH MCCOWN
TASK FORCE MEMBER

Josh McCown is an NFL quarterback and Players Coalition Task Force Member. McCown’s focuses include education and economic advancement. McCown has also pushed for accountability in law enforcement.

“There is nothing more special than being a part of a team and knowing that everyone is fighting for the same thing. That is why I take pride in what the NFL and the Players Coalition have committed to working on together.”


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