Former Ravens linebacker and current Senior Advisor to Player Engagement, O.J. Brigance is currently fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and he wants you to join the cause against this debilitating illness through his foundation, Brigance Brigade. To learn more about the Brigance Brigade, please visit BriganceBrigade.org.
Matt Elam and his brother Abram Elam founded the T.E.A.M Elam Foundation in 2008 to help combat violence and negative influences surrounding children. The goal is to provide young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in life and builds awareness for opportunities that are available for them to become the next generation of community leaders. For more information, please visit TeamElam.org.
Team Freeze Foundation was established by Jerraud Powers and friends to provide financial aid to those most vulnerable in the northern Alabama area. It was started with the belief that helping our community is essential in creating a better culture. Powers understands the unavoidable struggles life may bring and is committed to helping individuals or families facing financial hardship get back on their feet. Sometimes, one simple act of kindness can go a long way in building a better world… Belief in the individual is the most lucrative investment. For more information, please visit http://teamfreeze.org/
Established in 2013, the Steve Smith Family Foundation is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need, advancing causes that are close to the heart of the founder’s family. Established by Steve and Angie Smith, the Foundation’s leaders are committed to thinking critically, acting passionately and encouraging lasting change. A community is only as strong as its weakest links. Though there are many ways to address unmet needs and strengthen the community, causes of specific interest to the Foundation include domestic violence and child health & wellness. For more information, please visit SteveSmithFamilyFDN.org
One More is devoted to spreading the love and hope of Christ to One More soul by meeting real needs, promoting education and providing enrichment opportunities through charitable initiatives and partnerships. For more information, please visit thebenjaminwatson.com.
The mission of the Lardarius Webb Foundation is to provide aid to underprivileged children and their families. The primary purpose of the foundation is to keep young men and women off the streets and out of trouble, by giving them the knowledge, confidence, and support to achieve the positive goals they set. By teaming up with local businesses and individuals from Webb's hometown of Opelika, Ala., and the Baltimore community, the foundation has developed programs that provide youth strong examples of teamwork, dedication, courage, confidence and cooperation that they will use throughout the rest of their lives. For more information, please visit LardariusWebb21.com.
Terrance West grew up in Baltimore city and had many challenges on his journey to the NFL. Terrance is eager to share his life experiences with as many kids as possible in order to encourage the Baltimore youth community to be the best they can be. The mission of the Terrance West B.W.I. Foundation is to provide underprivileged youth the opportunity at experiences that will help better them as they grow up in Baltimore City. West plans to use his annual free summer football camps to not only motivate youth prior to the school year but to also provide them the knowledge and tools to be successful. Additionally, Terrance plans to raise money to give back to the recreational center he grew up in and visit often to be a role model to the students.