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From Brady Quinn’s childhood in Dublin, OH, the influence of a commitment to service has framed his life. His father Tyrone was in Vietnam as a Marine. His grandfather fought in World War II. Brady always had a desire to find a way to serve as well.

The 3rd & Goal Foundation was founded in 2011, but the inspiration for the foundation can be traced to 2010, when our founder was playing in the National Football League and during training camp had an inspirational visit with a group of veterans. During that time, Brady realized there was a need for doing adapted housing for those coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.


The 3rd & Goal Foundation began building wheelchair ramps, as well as, remodeling bathrooms and kitchens for those veterans who were wounded to help them adjust a little easier to their new life and surroundings. Years later, 3rd & Goal began to expand its efforts to be able to serve more veterans in need by implementing the operation education and operation joy components to their mission. While the mission is growing, one thing that will always stay the same is that 3rd & Goal is committed to making a difference in the lives of our veterans. 

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You have the power to make a difference for our veterans. We invite you to be a part of something bigger than yourself and make a donation. Your gift of any amount will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of our veterans in need.

Meet Our Team

Brady Quinn


Megan Whitt

Executive Director

Alicia Quinn


David Archer

Board Member

Brian Veith

Chief Financial Officer

David Slates

Board Member


Why "3rd & Goal"?

3rd & Goal is a crucial moment in any football game, that can be the difference in winning or losing. Founder Brady Quinn knows the importance of 3rd & Goal from his playing days at the University of Notre Dame and the National Football League.


This down and distance term describes the situation for many veterans returning to face difficult times. The 3rd & Goal Foundation grants "Touchdowns," a term we use for the life-altering assistance we provide veterans in need.

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(614) 733-4899

2025 Riverside Dr.  Columbus, OH 43221

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3rd & Goal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 27-1472174. Checks can be made payable to 3rd & Goal Foundation.