In 2007, a group of young men who had grown up together in Virginia Beach wanted to give something back. They decided to pool their resources and talents to help area families affected with disabilities. The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation was born as a non-profit organization. The following month, the brother of one of the founding members was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In response, the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation narrowed its focus to support the local fight against ALS. With energy and resourcefulness, the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation has since rallied the community and the region in unprecedented ways, quickly becoming a leading fundraiser for the National ALS Society as well as, developing other projects and initiatives to support this community.