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  • P.A.S.T. TEAMS is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides support funds that are needed for the P.A.S.T. Youth Sports Education and community pro-grams and the P.A.S.T. Retired Players Medical Programs.

  • Unique high school and college sports education programs facilitated by professional athletes and medical specialists are designed to empower young athletes and address the serious issues young athletes face such as addiction, concussion, chronic pain, steroids and peer pressure.
  • P.A.S.T provides fully integrated medical and behavioral health and concussion treatment programs to retired NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL players.
  • The professional athletes that P.A.S.T. treats and the P.A.S.T. medical specialists team up to facilitate sports education and information programs for high schools, colleges and other athletic community groups, including the High School Concussion Education and Treatment Program. Programs are facilitated by the players who have successfully addressed these issues.

  • Funds raised are used to facilitate the youth education programs and cover ancillary costs for the players who are receiving pro bono care including the new P.A.S.T. Concussion Treatment Program. Funds are never used to provide payment to physicians or facilities as all are donated.


USF low re poster Carmike Cinemas have teamed up with former NFL players P.A.S.T.and the 13Th Man Foundationto host a youth sports education events including VIP movie screenings of DigiNext’sTHE UNITED STATES OF FOOTBALLfeaturing Mike Ditka, Bob Costas, Jim Brown, Ricky Williams, Kurt Warner and others.

The special eventsare taking place across the country. Football fans of all ages are invited to attend; a limited number of VIP Tickets will be available for each of the screenings that include meet-and-greet autograph receptions and Q&A’s with several former football greats. Learn more (link to our movie promotion page that you are building)

Events will raise awareness about very important issues affecting young athletes, such as concussions, safety, substance abuse and related areas. Former NFL Players who have successfully overcome adversity will be on hand for a post-screening LIVE Q&A and interactive dialog with the audience.

Can’t attend? Download or purchase the film on DVD,  see a great film while supporting a great cause Get info.

Ray Lucas Quote

" P.A.S.T. saved my life, there is now light at the end of the tunnel. I now work with P.A.S.T. Teams. Through our programs I am dedicated to helping high school and college athletes get a real world education about at medical behavioral health issues related to playing sports" -Ray Lucas



  • P.A.S.T. TEAMS is a 501 (c) (3), nonprofit, medical organization that provides the support funds that are needed for the P.A.S.T. pro bono retired player medical services and programs.

  • Youth programs provides funding and facilitates hands on education, information programs for high schools, colleges and other athletic groups and their families. Programs provide a real world look at sports and the medical and behavioral health issues associated with sports. These programs are conducted by former professional NFL, NBA and MLB players that have successfully dealt with issues such as concussions, addiction, steroid use, chronic pain and more. Programs also feature world class medical and behavioral health specialists that are members of the P.A.S.T. Medical team.

  • P.A.S.T. has treated and improved the quality of life for hundreds of retired athletes and in many cases produced lifesaving outcomes.

  • P.A.S.T. has provided over $4 MILLION in treatment, procedures, diagnostics, support services, education and screening programs.

  • P.A.S.T. physicians, surgeons, and specialists, from a wide range of medical, preventive, and behavioral health disciplines, donate their time, expertise, support staff, surgical centers, diagnostic, and other facilities, which enable P.A.S.T. to provide comprehensive pro bono care to retired players.

$4 Million of Pro Bono Care

$4 Million Dollars in Pro Bono Medical Care, Education & Screening Programs provided in less than two years!

Medical services, major surgeries, behavioral health care, concussion treatment programs, cutting edge diagnostics, preventive medical programs and medical support have been donated by world-class physicians and facilities to retired NFL, NBA & MLB players in medical crisis.

The P.A.S.T. Retired Athletes Medical Group has improved the quality of life and in some cases produced lifesaving outcomes for many former athletes. P.A.S.T. has provided over $4 MILLION in treatment, procedures, diagnostics and support services, education and screening programs. Additionally, $750,000 in cash was contributed personally by P.A.S.T. Founder and CEO William J. Focazio, M.D. These funds were used for support services (travel, medications, screenings, education programs, case workers and more).


Many former players, coaches, corporate executives and fans have joined our efforts and are providing P.A.S.T. TEAMS with financial support. We respectfully ask that you join them in helping P.A.S.T... The organization not only improves the quality of life for the many suffering athletes who have provided many years of enjoyment to fans and have given back to their communities but also facilitates preventive programs and sports education for high school, athletes and various athletic groups on important topics such as concussions and addiction.

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