Posted by Nolan Carroll



Former Clay High School graduate Nolan Carroll never forgot his roots. Even after eight years playing in the National Football League, Carroll has always reached back to help kids where he grew up. Through his charitable organization, The Nolan Carroll Foundation, Carroll seeks ways to provide educational opportunities for underprivileged kids.

Last week Carroll’s foundation and the Rotary of Northeast Florida E-Club hosted the Inaugural “Kids Classic” non-profit charity golf tournament at Eagle Landing and the turnout of golfers was outstanding. Joining golfers were former Jacksonville Jaguar players David Garrard and Tony Boselli, along with Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels.

The winning teams:

1st place – Team Dicks Wings Fleming Island

2nd place – Team Eric Stone Fidelity Portfolio Advisory Services

3rd place –Team Garber Ford


“It was really special to see how the community came together to support this event. I absolutely loved how much fun we had for a good cause, to help educate kids. Together we can work to break the cycle of poverty and give underprivileged kids a fighting chance to be successful in life, said Carroll.”

Proceeds raised from the event will provide scholarships for underprivileged and need based kids to attend the foundation’s partnership programs: iDTech STEM courses on the campus at University of North Florida and Data Busters six week long summer job skills training program serving kids in Baker, Clay, Duval, Putnam and St. Johns counties. To learn more about and to apply for these programs, please contact the foundation at