Who Are We
The 3rd and Goal Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of our veterans. 3rd and Goal assists veterans facing homelessness and veterans requiring home improvements in order to make their lives more comfortable.
3rd and Goal Foundation is committed to pioneering a service model worthy of replication so that expansion can continue into different regions through the United States.
Our veterans exhibit courage on a daily basis, and fought for our freedom. Unfortunately, many of them face difficult situations when reintegrated into society.
Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the VA estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness.
In addition to the complex set of factors influencing all homelessness – extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health care – a large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse, which are compounded by a lack of family and social support networks.
A top priority for 3rd and Goal Foundation is to help homeless veterans find secure, safe, clean housing that offers a supportive environment free of drugs and alcohol.
Additionally, joblessness and tough economic conditions have made making ends meet tough for everyone. Some veterans, although not homeless, cannot afford to make their living environment comfortable. 3rd and Goal seeks to make sure our veterans can live comfortably despite their economic situation.
Brady Quinn – Co-Chairman
Brady Quinn is an American football quarterback and Fox Sports analyst. As a collegiate player for Notre Dame, Brady was a two-time team captain and broke 36 school records. A finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2005 and 2006, he went on to win the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (best college quarterback) and Maxwell Award (best college football player) in his senior season. With the 22nd pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Brady. He has additionally played for the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. Currently, Brady serves as a studio and game analyst for both NCAA and NFL football.
Alicia Quinn – Co-Chairman
Alicia Quinn (Sacramone) is a former senior elite gymnast representing the US. After joining the National Team in 2003, she was a 9-time gold medalist–19-time medalist–in the Visa National Championships spanning nearly a decade. In international competition, Alicia is the most decorated American gymnast in the history of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships with four gold, four silver, and two bronze medals. She additionally earned the title of captain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, leading her team to a silver medal finish.
Brian H. Veith – Chief Financial Officer
Brian serves as CFO of The 3rd and Goal Foundation, and is a founding member of the organization. In addition to managing the finances of the foundation, Brian is involved with all aspects of the foundation to include strategic planning, vendor sourcing, and applicant review.
Brian views the task at hand of building better lives for our Veterans to be critically important, and a civic duty that all Americans should focus on. He believes there to be no greater honor than to serve those who served us, no matter the capacity.
Brian is a graduate of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame wherehe was a walk-on member of the 2003-2004 Fighting Irish Football team. Brian is Senior Vice President of Mt. Washington Savings Bank. Brian is engaged and lives in Cincinnati.
Adam Ellison - Director of Community Relations – Columbus, OH Chapter
Assisting our Veterans
Making a difference in the lives of our courageous veterans