YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS
The Bradenton Gladiators believe that sports play a vital role in teaching our youth fundamental values like discipline, strong work ethics, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Therefore, the Gladiators offer affordable first class youth programs such as flag and tackle football, "Healthy Kids" activities, and clinics/camps that focus on teaching football fundamentals and techniques to athletes ages 5 and up. Through individual and team training, players will improve their abilities and be able to apply what they learn on and off the field.
MENTORING AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING PROGRAM
The Bradenton Gladiators provide mentoring and motivational speaking services to local youth organizations, schools, etc. Speakers will focus on the importance of education, healthy lifestyles, and other life skills. Contact us for more information.
BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE
Annually the Gladiators will give away free school supplies to needy families. These "Gladiators’ School Packs" are filled with school necessities such as paper, pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks and much, much more.
Annual Gladiator scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement and are dedicated to the community in addition to participating in athletic programs and/or JROTC.
To be eligible for this scholarship an applicant must:
- Have earned a minimum grade point average (gpa) of 2.5 on a four-point scale.
- Have participated in high school football or JROTC program
- Have attended a high school in Manatee County
How To Apply
You can apply for this scholarship by submitting your completed application and written essay of 500 words or less explaining why you believe you deserve the scholarship. Submit two letters of recommendation and an official copy of transcript to with your essay. Send information to:
Bradenton Gladiators Football, Inc.
PO Box 2276
Oneco, FL 34264
All entries must be postmarked by April 1 of each year. The scholarship recipient will be notified through their school.
GLADIATORS' CARE PROGRAM
In 2010, the Bradenton Gladiators launched the "Gladiators Care Program". The program provides complete Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts for qualified low income families in Manatee County. Family applicants must complete a screening process and provide residency information, proof of income, etc. to qualify.
ADULT AMATEUR FOOTBALL PROGRAM
The Bradenton Gladiators' young adult amateur football program is designed to promote the development leadership, character, sportsmanship, tolerance, discipline, and athletic ability of men 17 years of age and older. We encourage and help those individuals who do not have a college education to go to or back to school and share in the dream of academic and athletic excellence.