39 Legends Foundation accomplishes our mission and vision through three core areas of focus. Through each pillar, various programming has been created to address the needs of youth and families in the community.
Wellness is an essential aspect of building physical and mental health. Programming in this area consists of youth football camps, workout sessions, and mental health awareness.
Our education programs focus on developing reading and financial literacy, building self-confidence, soft skills development, and providing resources to assist with career and educational endeavors.
Leadership & Lifestyle
Learning to be effective leaders and living a healthy and purposeful lifestyle is an important pillar of the foundation. Our goal is to provide programming and resources to assist with fulfilling leadership and lifestyle awareness.
ABOUT WILLIE PARKER
39 Legends Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2020 by retired NFL running back Willie Parker.
Willie Parker is a former Pittsburgh Steelers player and living legend retiring as a running back from the NFL. Willie holds the title of longest rushing play in Super Bowl history, playing six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Willie is a North Carolina native, having grown up in Clinton, North Carolina. After graduating from Clinton High School, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before
signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2004.
Since Willie’s National Football League retirement, he has completely changed his career trajectory. He has focused much of his post-playing career on helping to build the communities that supported him throughout his life. In 2020, Willie founded 39 Legends Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide assistance, tools, and inspiration to underprivileged children in the community. Through the mission and goals, the foundation has provided resources and a vast range of programming to youth, teens, and adults in Clinton, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and surrounding areas and communities.
Willie is also the founder and CEO of several business ventures under the Signature 75 umbrella. Signature 75 Rentals and Signature 75 Construction, LLC are newly innovated companies geared to personalize all your future home and rental needs. Signature 75 provides modern and luxury living through all-inclusive rentals and home constructions. The Signature 75 brand aims to “Signature-stamp” the quality of your home/rental experience a home away from home!