November 8 – 3rd Annual Gala

Mix and mingle at our biggest fundraising event of the year, our annual gala on November 8, 2024 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.


NFL wide receiver Mike Evans and his wife, Ashli, started the foundation in 2017 to make a difference in the lives of children in need, and families impacted by domestic violence.

Mission & Vision

Empower and support individuals so that they know that no goal is unattainable.

Most people know Mike Evans as a star receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but this 3-time NFL Walter Payton Man of The Year nominee is so much more than that given the impact he’s made in both Tampa and Texas.

Mike and his wife, Ashli, have a passion for helping children by providing them with opportunities to help make their dreams a reality. They also work with women who have been victims of domestic violence to help them get back on their feet and live their best lives. Watch this video to learn more about why giving back is so important to Mike and Ashli and how they empower youth, encourage education and stand against domestic violence.

Making An Impact


In Spring, we open applications to our annual college scholarship program to benefit hard-working, resilient students from across the country. The final recipients participate in a celebratory Zoom call with Mike and Ashli! Mike often funds additional scholarships throughout the year to help even more young adults pursue their education and career goals.


Catch for Kids

For every yard Mike gains and every touchdown he scores, he is making an even bigger difference off the field. Our Catch for Kids campaign ties Mike’s on-field production to his mission to help others. At the end of the NFL season, we donate one item for every yard and 13 items for every touchdown he earned to community organizations.


Catch for Christmas

The holiday season is one of the happiest times of the year for Mike, Ashli and the Evans family. Through the foundation’s annual Catch for Christmas program, they work to create unforgettable holiday experiences for Tampa Bay kids. This program is so special to Mike and Ashli because they love seeing the kids’ smiles and excitement!



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