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Started in 2004, the Congressional Football Game was first organized to honor and support the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police and to support the families of fallen officers.

The biennial showdown features Members of Congress and former NFL players facing off against U.S. Capitol Police. The game is a family-friendly event that includes entertainment and spirited competition on the field, while bringing together Congressional and law enforcement communities in support of worthy causes.



The Capitol Police Memorial Fund

Providing assistance to the families of fallen officers or those injured in the line of duty.


Our Military Kids

Providing grants to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured Service Members to cover the costs for enrichment activities and tutoring.

A Advantage 4 Kids

A nonprofit organization created to aid individuals and families in need.



“My family is so thankful and blessed for all the contributors that made the memorial fund possible. Their generosity gave my family the peace of mind after such a traumatic event. The majority of my household income came from my time spent working on the road working with DPD. The provided funds made a huge impact on relieving the financial burden we would have faced while helping me focus on healing so I could return to work. We were given the titles of heroes, however those who helped us make our lives normal again are the everyday heroes.”
Special Agent Crystal Griner,
United States Capitol Police
“I have the deepest appreciation for the Capitol Police Memorial fund. Back in 2017 when I suffered the injuries from the ballpark shooting, I was out from work for about nine-months. I wasn’t able to fulfill my duties as a Special Agent on the Dignitary Protection Division, so I did not receive overtime pay. It was the Capitol Police Memorial fund that helped fill that void to help my family survive while I was recovering. If it wasn’t for the Memorial Fund I wouldn’t have a peace of mind knowing that my family would survive.”
Special Agent David Bailey,
United States Capitol Police
“On behalf of the entire Sicknick family, we wish to express our profound gratitude to the USCP Memorial Fund. In the year and a half since we tragically lost Brian in the line of duty, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, love and assistance from the entire USCP family. This especially includes the USCP Memorial Fund. The USCP Memorial Fund is a critical source of assistance to USCP officers and their families in a time of both tragedy and need. The Fund stands as a reminder to all of our dedicated and heroic USCP officers that they and their families are not forgotten and that they are backed by people who care about the daily risks they take and the sacrifices they may endure. We would like to express our deepest thanks to those who have supported the Fund over the years and humbly ask that you consider supporting this vital Fund both now and in the future. We pray that no USCP family will have need of the Fund in the future but realize that unfortunately the risks are always there. It is our hope that support for this effort stands as a lasting tribute to the sacrifices of our son as well as the other USCP officers who were tragically taken from us far too early and gives some measure of comfort to their families. With our sincerest gratitude and best wishes.”

Charles & Gladys Sicknick


In 1998, two United States Capitol Police officers, Officer Jacob “JJ” Chestnut and Detective John Gibson, gave their lives to protect Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and visitors in the nation’s Capitol.

Congressman Rick Renzi from Arizona led an effort to find a fitting way to recognize the two officers’ sacrifice and lend support to the families they left behind. The effort eventually gave rise to the Charity Football Game. In the years that followed, former Washington Redskins Linebacker and Pro-Bowler Ken Harvey and former Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback John Booty came on board to help coach, play, and organize the football game.


The 14th annual game is September 28, 2023. DOORS OPEN 5:30 PM, KICKOFF AT 7:25 PM.

For more information related to event operations, please contact Blair Gladding, email: [email protected] or cell: (202) 725-8778

For sponsorship opportunities or more information on the game, please contact Matthew Van Blargan email: [email protected] cell: (814) 932-9592 or Amanda Cernik email: [email protected] cell: (202) 306-1221


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SEPTEMBER 24th, 2019

the 2023 game roster

The Guards team consists of current and former of U.S. Capitol Police members.


Reggie Tyson | Ron Potter | Herb Flores | Jon Sacks | Travis Wells | Winston Sterling | Aaron Epps | Harry Dunn | Chad Nieto | Brett Jordan | Mike Priest | David Bailey | Alexander Fletcher | Isaac West | Adam DesCamp | Jill Funkhouser | Mike Lee | Roderick Smalls | Jim Davis | Conrad Eaddy | Larry Bell | Zaire Kitchen | Aaron Arnold | Brandon Django Watson | Royce Adams | Tomel Burke | Cornelius Miller | Kevin Egypt | Aaron Robinson | Antwan McCall | Andrew McGill | Jordan Jenkins | Tom Manger | Sean Gallegar

The Mean Machine consists of Members of Congress as well as former NFL players.


Rick Crawford (R-AR) | Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)


Jack Bergman (R-MI) | Mike Bost (R-IL) | Tim Burchett (R-TN) | Kat Cammack (R-FL) | Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) | Rick Crawford (R-AR) | Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY) | Don Davis (D-NC) | Bob Dold (R-IL) | Byron Donalds (R-FL) | Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) | Dan Goldman (D-NY) | Richard Hudson (R-NC) | Bill Huizenga (R-MI) | John James (R-MI) | Nick LaLota (R-NY) | Tracey Mann (R-KS) | Rich McCormick (R-GA) | Marianette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) | Cory Mills (R-FL) | Blake Moore (R-UT) | James C. Moylan (R-Guam) | Frank Mrvan (D-IN) | Kevin Mullin (D-CA) | Greg Murphy, MD (R-NC) | Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) | August Plfuger (R-TX) | Hilary Schlotin (D-MI) | David Valado (R-CA) | Marc Veasy (D-TX) | Steve Womack (R-AR) | Jodey Arrington (R-TX)


John Booty | Ken Harvey

The Coaches

Meet this year’s coaches.

Coach John Booty

John Booty is a former NFL Defensive Back. He was drafted in the 10th round, 257th pick overall in the 1988 draft. John Played eight seasons from 1988-1995 for five teams—the New Yorks Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Coach Ken Harvey

Ken Harvey grew up in Austin, Texas. Shortly after attending U.C. Berkeley, he was selected in the first round with the 12th overall pick of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

2023 Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities or more information on the game, please contact Matthew Van Blargan email: [email protected] cell: (814) 932-9592 or Amanda Cernik email: [email protected] cell: (202) 306-1221


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