OUR MISSION

The Derrick Thomas & Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation strives to "sack" illiteracy by providing the support necessary to improve reading skills of students in the Greater Kansas City area.


We are now accepting nomination forms for eligible students.

Thank you for making the 2021 tournament a huge success!

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Hall of Fame time 
For #89

Sign the petition to get
Otis Taylor inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Jayme Opdahl from Blue Springs South High School as the 2021 recipient of the Neil Smith Community Service Award

Congratulations to Aliyah Green from Raymore-Peculiar High School as the 2021 recipient of the Neil Smith Community Service Award

Congratulations to Jayson Boatright from Truman High School as the 2020 recipient of the

Derrick Thomas Community Service Award

interviews 
3 Hot Things Third And Long Foundation interview 091621 play
00:00 / 03:54
Christina Moore, Foreign Language Academy
00:00 / 03:09
Matt Waisner, Papa Johns
00:00 / 02:59
ALUMNI SERVICES
If you or your child is an alumni of the 3rd and Long Program please let us know how you are doing. We are always looking for successful Alumni to feature on our website or to speak at one of our events.