Tag: Gridiron Heroes
Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in nearby Schertz, is launching Road Trip for Heroes. Participants in the 2,500-mile trek across Texas will help raise funds for Gridiron Heroes.
Eddie and Chris Canales, who co-founded the organization, will lead the road trip to five Texas high school football games in five cities — San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Houston and El Paso. The father-and-son team hope to raise a minimum of $100,000 and purchase at least one new wheelchair-accessible van for a Texas high school athlete who has been paralyzed playing football.
Spinal cord injury group’s founder is up for national honor.
Eddie Canales will learn Sunday night whether his eight-year-old Gridiron Heroes spinal cord injury organization will win a national award and a $250,000 grant.
Canales, a Schertz resident, has been chosen as one of 10 finalists to be named CNN’s “Hero of the Year,” an honor given to individuals who make a difference in the lives of others.
The winner will be announced during “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” which will take place in Los Angeles.