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Gridiron Heroes to roll out ‘Road Trip for Heroes’ Texas football fundraiser

Published: July 18, 2013

Gridiron-Heroes-Spinal-Cord-Injury-FoundationGridiron 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.

Award would be big win for Gridiron Heroes

Published: December 10, 2011

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.