Former Ravens linebacker and current Director of Player Development, 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's Brigade. To learn more about the Brigance Brigade, please visit BriganceBrigade.org.
The Caldwell Foundation is committed to the educational empowerment of children through digital technology and "preparing young minds for advancement in the 21st Century." To achieve this, the Caldwells are creating and providing community centers with integrated digital technology that serves as a catalyst to impact, change and enrich a child's learning proficiency. For more information, please visit www.thecaldwellfoundation.org.
The Chris Canty Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the total development of youth in our communities. The goal is to utilize the platform of sports to affect positive change in the lives of children through mentoring, educational programs, health and fitness activities in an effort to optimize health and well-being. For more information, please visit www.chriscantyfoundation.org
Hope Africa, Helping Our People Excel, was created to aide as a boost for future young African leaders. To achieve its goal, the foundation provides academic scholarships and a broader structure: volunteer opportunities, internships and a network of people to help them create sustainable projects with the aim of establishing a continuing system of resources for future generations. For more information, please visit http://www.hopeafricausa.org/
The Jacoby Jones Foundation (JJF) is committed to transforming communities and impacting lives by creating resources that empower underprivileged youth academically, encourage positive character development and emphasize healthy lifestyle choices. Through its programs, JJF strives to create experiences that broaden perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of youth. JJF is committed to transforming communities and impacting lives by raising funds and developing resources to support programs that empower underprivileged youth. For more information, please visit http://www.jacobyjonesfoundation.org/
Established in 2009, the Vonta Leach Foundation was founded as a way to give back to the community and to showcase the positive lifestyles and contributions of professional athletes. The foundation is committed to creating innovative programs that provide access to educational, recreational and healthy living initiatives designed to positively aid in the development of youth. Youngsters from communities in Texas, North Carolina and Baltimore have benefitted from the foundation's programs. These programs include youth football camps, academic camps, ticket programs and holiday events. For more information, please visit vontaleach.com/
The Mission of the Haloti Ngata Family Foundation is to improve the lives of others through love and strength. For more information, please visit ngata92.com.
The Ray Rice Charitable Fund focuses on supporting underprivileged children in the Baltimore community & Ray's hometown of New Rochelle, NY. Through the fund, Ray hosts events such as Ray Rice Day and A Ray of Hope, with the goal to foster growth and development within the community. For more information, please visit www.rayrice27.com.
The mission of the Torrey Smith Foundation is to provide support to at-risk youth with physical, educational and financial challenges, and to focus on the enhancement of lives of those that have been the product of domestic violence. For more information, please visit http://torreysmithfoundation.org/tsfhome/.
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.