The Battle of the Trenches youth development organization was founded in 2015 by NFL veterans Julius Williams, and 2-time Superbowl champion Anthony Smith. The Battle of the Trenches organization and its programs are designed to help at risks youths develop as positive young men through team sports and mentoring.


Battle of the Trenches strives to be a positive influence in young athlete’s lives, not only in sports but in their everyday journey. We believe that the development of life skills is an essential part of becoming a productive member of the community.


We are conscious of the changing demographics in our service areas and are committed to growing and adapting our foundation to meet the emerging needs of Metro Atlanta youth.

Battle of the Trenches Foundation (“BTF”) is operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to BTF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.