Real Helmets / Real Heroes

Real Helmets - Real Heroes uses donated helmets as symbols of hope for the Veterans that attend our workshops. No matter where they are on their journey working themselves back into the society that they have bravely fought for, they know that Play for Your Freedom is there for them, every step of the way. It's our way of saying thank you.

David L. - Founder


great partners

We are proud to be partnering up  with Hillsdale Hawks Football Program in launching Real Helmets - Real Heroes.

They donated us 70 football helmets no longer in use.  We strip them down for display use only and repurpose them as gifts for Veterans in local hospitals as well as fundraising items. 


sponsor a helmet for a veteran

Donate $25.00 to have your business or family name hand painted on a helmet that will be given to a patient in one of our programs.



donations & sponsorships make this program possible!

Blessed to have met the owners of Stadium System who made a generous donation of condemned helmets, facemasks and hardware to our program. Click below to check out all the services they offer. 


We created this program to present every Veteran with a real helmet after our football workshops. On the helmet goes the signatures of our professional football heroes who equally share the space and respect with our United States military heroes. You cannot have culture without freedom.