About Us

Stan Brock's Black & Gold Classic benefits selected, military specific non- profits, that support returning wounded veterans. This year the Black & Gold Classic will benefit The Green Beret Foundation.

The annual event in Grand Isle allows the public to mingle with and compete against former NFL standouts and other celebrities in a sporting clays competition and a fishing tournament.

Our History

The idea for this event was started in 2007 when 6 ex New Orleans Saints teammates gathered at the Bridgeside Marina in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Stan Brock, Hobie Brenner, Joel Hilgenberg, Hokie Gajan, John Tice, and Dave Wilson.

Sitting on the upper deck over looking the marina reliving all of the great memories from their time together as teammates all while fishing offshore, inshore, eating, imbibing, but mostly laughing at how the stories have changed over the years. It was determined that the only way the reunion could be any better, would be to add more teammates.

The Black & Gold Classic and Black & Gold Northwest events support the Green Beret Foundation.  Both provide immediate and ongoing support to wounded soldiers, their families, and to the families of our fallen.  These foundations hold a special place in Stan Brock's life.  During his time as a football coach for the United States Military Academy at West Point, Brock had the honor of meeting and coaching outstanding students, male and female, which have gone on to become great leaders of our country and allow us the freedom to have events like this.  Brock also spent time in San Diego as a Charger, which allowed him the opportunity to meet great Navy SEAL warriors.

Come join NFL players- past and present and military personnel in honoring these heroes in a two-day fishing rodeo and shooting event with live and silent auctions, concerts, and dinner in Grand Isle, Louisiana.


The Green Beret Foundation provides unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, ill and injured and imparts unique support to the Special Forces community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values.

The United States Army Special Forces, commonly known as the Green Berets, produces some of our nation’s finest and most elite warriors. They fight across a broad spectrum of missions in the pursuit of freedom for those oppressed and to protect our nation from those who seek to do us harm. They are known as our country's quiet professionals.

In 2013, after their teammates Mike Duskin and Riley Stephens were killed in action in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, active duty Green Berets Chad and Dan struggled with the best way to honor the memory and support the families of their fallen brothers.  What started as a plan to buy a keg, grill hamburgers and hotdogs and tell stories about Duskin and Stephens to their families, bolstered into a highly organized event, attended by over 1,000 people and raising more than $84,000.  In just two years, Chad and Dan have grown one event into the Duskin and Stephens Foundation, a non-profit organization with multiple annual events that support the families of fallen members of Special Operations Forces and the educational needs of children of Special Operations Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.  Through its events, the Duskin and Stephens Foundation also aims to aid in the emotional healing process of Wounded Warriors and the families of fallen heroes and foster relations between the military and civilian communities. 

Stan Brock

Stanley James Brock (born June 8, 1958) is a former American football player and coach. He played as a tackle at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers. Brock was one of the best offensive linemen in New Orleans Saints history and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 1997. Brock served as the head football coach at United States Military Academy from 2007 to 2008.


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